Winston Salem Planning Department in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Winston Salem Planning Department Contact Information

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Winston Salem Planning Department
100 East 1st Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101

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About the Winston Salem Planning Department

The Winston Salem Planning Department, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Forsyth County, North Carolina
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Winston-Salem Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Winston-Salem Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, 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, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Winston-Salem Residential Housing Units
 Winston-SalemForsyth County
Total Housing Units106,239161,856
Occupied Housing Units94,105 (88.6%)145,102 (89.6%)
Winston-Salem Occupied Residential Buildings
 Winston-SalemForsyth County
Single-Family Detached Homes60,053 (63.8%)99,943 (68.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,247 (4.5%)5,670 (3.9%)
2 Apartments1,332 (1.4%)1,607 (1.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,028 (4.3%)4,787 (3.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,320 (7.8%)9,652 (6.7%)
10 or More Apartments14,903 (15.8%)18,182 (12.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,222 (2.4%)5,261 (3.6%)
Winston-Salem Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Winston-SalemForsyth County
2014 or Later573 (0.6%)1,010 (0.7%)
2010 to 20132,533 (2.7%)3,793 (2.6%)
2000 to 200914,257 (15.2%)24,044 (16.6%)
1980 to 199923,861 (25.4%)43,276 (29.8%)
1960 to 197929,603 (31.5%)44,023 (30.3%)
1940 to 195916,242 (17.3%)20,089 (13.8%)
1939 or Earlier7,036 (7.5%)8,867 (6.1%)
Winston-Salem Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Winston-SalemForsyth County
1 Room875 (0.9%)1,236 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms9,506 (10.1%)12,010 (8.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms39,315 (41.8%)56,295 (38.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms26,370 (28.0%)44,201 (30.5%)
8 or More Rooms18,039 (19.2%)31,360 (21.6%)
Winston-Salem Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Winston-SalemForsyth County
No Bedroom970 (1.0%)1,379 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom10,341 (11.0%)12,519 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms65,775 (69.9%)103,578 (71.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms17,019 (18.1%)27,626 (19.0%)
Winston-Salem Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Winston-SalemForsyth County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities93,754 (99.6%)144,578 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities93,252 (99.1%)143,946 (99.2%)