Building Departments in Adams County, Washington

There are 3 Building Departments in Adams County, Washington, serving a population of 19,261 people in an area of 1,925 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 6,420 people, and 1 Building Department per 641 square miles.

In Washington, Adams County is ranked 3rd of 39 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 21st of 39 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Adams County Building Departments

Find Adams County, Washington building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Adams County Planning Department 425 East Main Street Othello, WA

Othello Building Department 500 East Main Street Othello, WA

Othello Planning Department 500 East Main Street Othello, WA

About the Adams County Building Department

Building Departments in Adams County, WA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Adams County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Adams County, Washington building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Adams County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Adams County, WA zoning laws and requirements

Adams County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Adams County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Adams County Residential Housing Units
 Adams CountyWashington
Total Housing Units6,5273,064,381
Occupied Housing Units5,881 (90.1%)2,800,423 (91.4%)
Adams County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Adams CountyWashington
Single-Family Detached Homes3,801 (64.6%)1,782,051 (63.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes123 (2.1%)110,844 (4.0%)
2 Apartments258 (4.4%)66,245 (2.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments98 (1.7%)100,527 (3.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments176 (3.0%)127,774 (4.6%)
10 or More Apartments234 (4.0%)435,497 (15.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,191 (20.3%)177,485 (6.3%)
Adams County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Adams CountyWashington
2014 or Later66 (1.1%)62,312 (2.2%)
2010 to 2013204 (3.5%)99,185 (3.5%)
2000 to 2009564 (9.6%)440,508 (15.7%)
1980 to 19991,208 (20.5%)852,224 (30.4%)
1960 to 19791,962 (33.4%)712,540 (25.4%)
1940 to 19591,141 (1,141.0%)349,181 (349,181.0%)
1939 or Earlier736 (12.5%)284,473 (10.2%)
Adams County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Adams CountyWashington
1 Room212 (3.6%)74,460 (2.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms4,062 (69.1%)1,757,506 (62.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms2,365 (40.2%)909,467 (32.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms1,716 (29.2%)811,744 (29.0%)
8 or More Rooms1,145 (19.5%)650,359 (23.2%)
Adams County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Adams CountyWashington
No Bedroom214 (3.6%)85,244 (3.0%)
1 Bedroom335 (5.7%)307,033 (11.0%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms4,062 (69.1%)1,757,506 (62.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,270 (21.6%)650,640 (23.2%)
Adams County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Adams CountyWashington
With Complete Plumbing Facilities5,857 (99.6%)2,788,509 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities5,819 (98.9%)2,771,941 (99.0%)