Building Departments in Albany County, New York

There are 9 Building Departments in Albany County, New York, serving a population of 308,580 people in an area of 523 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 34,286 people, and 1 Building Department per 58 square miles.

In New York, Albany County is ranked 30th of 62 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 15th of 62 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Albany County Building Departments

Find Albany County, 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

New Scotland Zoning 2029 New Scotland Road Slingerlands, NY

New York State Policy & Planning 50 Wolf Road Colonie, NY

Ravena Building Department and Permits 15 Mountain Road Ravena, NY

Town Of Colonie Building Department 347 Old Niskayuna Road Latham, NY

Watervliet Zoning 2 15th Street Watervliet, NY

About the Albany County Building Department

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

Albany County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Albany 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.

Albany County Residential Housing Units
 Albany CountyNew York
Total Housing Units140,8308,287,087
Occupied Housing Units126,008 (89.5%)7,316,537 (88.3%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Albany CountyNew York
Single-Family Detached Homes65,668 (52.1%)3,056,240 (41.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes5,245 (4.2%)385,262 (5.3%)
2 Apartments18,837 (14.9%)736,030 (10.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments11,553 (9.2%)500,272 (6.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,911 (6.3%)381,461 (5.2%)
10 or More Apartments15,254 (12.1%)2,104,409 (28.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,540 (1.2%)152,863 (2.1%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Albany CountyNew York
2014 or Later1,422 (1.1%)45,618 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,826 (1.4%)106,896 (1.5%)
2000 to 20097,084 (5.6%)452,893 (6.2%)
1980 to 199923,752 (18.8%)997,799 (13.6%)
1960 to 197930,724 (24.4%)1,671,698 (22.8%)
1940 to 195924,742 (24,742.0%)1,733,497 (1,733,497.0%)
1939 or Earlier36,458 (28.9%)2,308,136 (31.5%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Albany CountyNew York
1 Room1,869 (1.5%)274,733 (3.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms77,194 (61.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms39,670 (31.5%)2,540,356 (34.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms39,122 (31.0%)1,857,583 (25.4%)
8 or More Rooms27,809 (22.1%)1,297,242 (17.7%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Albany CountyNew York
No Bedroom2,314 (1.8%)319,813 (4.4%)
1 Bedroom19,061 (15.1%)1,372,490 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms77,194 (61.3%)4,279,831 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms27,439 (21.8%)1,344,403 (18.4%)
Albany County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Albany CountyNew York
With Complete Plumbing Facilities125,711 (99.8%)7,287,201 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities125,217 (99.4%)7,259,644 (99.2%)