Building Departments in Watertown, New York

There are 3 Building Departments in Watertown, New York, serving a population of 26,437 people in an area of 10 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 8,812 people, and 1 Building Department per 3 square miles.

In New York, Watertown is ranked 187th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 176th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Watertown Building Departments

Find Watertown, New York building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Jefferson County Building Department 195 Arsenal Street Watertown, NY

Jefferson County Permits 753 Waterman Drive Watertown, NY

New York State Planning Department 317 Washington Street Watertown, NY

About the Watertown Building Department

Building Departments in Watertown, NY 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 Watertown 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:
  • Watertown, New York building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Watertown building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Watertown, NY zoning laws and requirements

Watertown Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Watertown 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.

Watertown Residential Housing Units
 WatertownJefferson County
Total Housing Units13,20059,801
Occupied Housing Units11,110 (84.2%)43,267 (72.4%)
Watertown Occupied Residential Buildings
 WatertownJefferson County
Single-Family Detached Homes4,778 (43.0%)24,413 (56.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes753 (6.8%)3,223 (7.4%)
2 Apartments1,369 (12.3%)2,649 (6.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,471 (13.2%)3,628 (8.4%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,073 (9.7%)2,540 (5.9%)
10 or More Apartments1,575 (14.2%)3,137 (7.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing91 (0.8%)3,677 (8.5%)
Watertown Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 WatertownJefferson County
2014 or Later126 (1.1%)679 (1.6%)
2010 to 201350 (0.5%)1,789 (4.1%)
2000 to 2009170 (1.5%)4,786 (11.1%)
1980 to 19991,718 (15.5%)10,475 (24.2%)
1960 to 19791,858 (16.7%)6,879 (15.9%)
1940 to 19591,678 (1,678.0%)3,973 (3,973.0%)
1939 or Earlier5,510 (49.6%)14,686 (33.9%)
Watertown Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 WatertownJefferson County
1 Room359 (3.2%)653 (1.5%)
2 or 3 Rooms7,123 (64.1%)29,402 (68.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,682 (33.1%)14,893 (34.4%)
6 or 7 Rooms3,226 (29.0%)13,176 (30.5%)
8 or More Rooms2,363 (21.3%)10,550 (24.4%)
Watertown Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 WatertownJefferson County
No Bedroom385 (3.5%)696 (1.6%)
1 Bedroom1,688 (15.2%)3,799 (8.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms7,123 (64.1%)29,402 (68.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,914 (17.2%)9,370 (21.7%)
Watertown Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 WatertownJefferson County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities11,103 (99.9%)43,155 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities11,050 (99.5%)42,958 (99.3%)