Building Departments in Albany, New York

There are 4 Building Departments in Albany, New York, serving a population of 98,498 people in an area of 22 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 24,624 people, and 1 Building Department per 5 square miles.

In New York, Albany is ranked 225th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 216th of 2100 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Albany Building Departments

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

Albany County Building Department 112 State Street Albany, NY

Albany County Planning Department 112 State Street Albany, NY

Albany Permits 24 Eagle Street Albany, NY

Albany Zoning 21 Lodge Street Albany, NY

About the Albany Building Department

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

Albany Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Albany 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.

Albany Residential Housing Units
 AlbanyAlbany County
Total Housing Units48,625140,830
Occupied Housing Units41,207 (84.7%)126,008 (89.5%)
Albany Occupied Residential Buildings
 AlbanyAlbany County
Single-Family Detached Homes12,403 (30.1%)65,668 (52.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,868 (4.5%)5,245 (4.2%)
2 Apartments11,037 (26.8%)18,837 (14.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments6,568 (15.9%)11,553 (9.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,295 (8.0%)7,911 (6.3%)
10 or More Apartments5,966 (14.5%)15,254 (12.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing70 (0.2%)1,540 (1.2%)
Albany Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AlbanyAlbany County
2014 or Later183 (0.4%)1,422 (1.1%)
2010 to 2013362 (0.9%)1,826 (1.4%)
2000 to 2009832 (2.0%)7,084 (5.6%)
1980 to 19993,998 (9.7%)23,752 (18.8%)
1960 to 19797,870 (19.1%)30,724 (24.4%)
1940 to 19597,654 (7,654.0%)24,742 (24,742.0%)
1939 or Earlier20,308 (49.3%)36,458 (28.9%)
Albany Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AlbanyAlbany County
1 Room1,093 (2.7%)1,869 (1.5%)
2 or 3 Rooms25,624 (62.2%)77,194 (61.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms14,259 (34.6%)39,670 (31.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms12,346 (30.0%)39,122 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms5,307 (12.9%)27,809 (22.1%)
Albany Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AlbanyAlbany County
No Bedroom1,470 (3.6%)2,314 (1.8%)
1 Bedroom8,633 (21.0%)19,061 (15.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms25,624 (62.2%)77,194 (61.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms5,480 (13.3%)27,439 (21.8%)
Albany Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AlbanyAlbany County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities41,067 (99.7%)125,711 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities40,816 (99.1%)125,217 (99.4%)