Buildings & Regulatory Compliance

OVERVIEW
The Department of Buildings & Regulatory Compliance is a multifaceted office that ensures safe and lawful uses of properties and buildings in the City of Albany. The Department enforces compliance by administering and maintaining local, state and federal laws that safeguard public health and quality of life--setting high standards for construction, sustainable design and efficient (re)development within our community.

Buildings & Regulatory Compliance creates public-private partnerships to encourage beautification;  address and eradicate blight and erosion;  prevent code violations;  and promote “green” best practices.  The Department incentivizes land use that is compliant with the City's Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO), and that aligns with goals established in Albany 2030.

VACANT BUILDINGS
Vacant Building Report (January 20, 2017) (.pdf)

RESOURCES
Building & Regulatory Compliance Forms
Begin your project with a Project Development Master Application
Albany's General City Code
Download the Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (.pdf)
Residential Property Guide (August 28, 2017) (.pdf)
Active ROPs (.pdf) *

* We are working on technology upgrades to our ROP database.  If you believe your unit has an ROP, but is not listed here, please call us at (518) 434-5995 to verify.

WHAT IS MY NEW ZONING?
Download the Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (.pdf)
Download the Zoning Map (.pdf)
Begin your project with a Project Development Master Application

Open the Online Interactive Map


Contact Information

Buildings & Regulatory Compliance
Robert Magee, Director
Staff Directory

200 Henry Johnson Blvd
First Floor  |  Suite #1
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-5995
Fax: (518) 434-6015
General Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday