Albany County Building Permits (New York)


Building Departments in Albany County, NY create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue Albany County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets Albany County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid Albany County building permit. Albany County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved Albany County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Albany County Building Department Albany NY 112 State Street, Rm 800 12207 518-447-7090

Albany County Planning Department Albany NY 112 State Street, Rm 720 12207 518-447-5660

Albany Permits Albany NY 24 Eagle Street, Rm 202 12207 518-434-5090

Albany Zoning Albany NY 21 Lodge Street 12207 518-434-2532

New Scotland Zoning Slingerlands NY 2029 New Scotland Road 12159 518-439-9038

New York State Policy & Planning Colonie NY 50 Wolf Road, Ste 5 12205 518-457-2967

Ravena Building Department and Permits Ravena NY 15 Mountain Road, Rm 105 12143 518-756-8233

Town Of Colonie Building Department Latham NY 347 Old Niskayuna Road 12110 518-783-2706

Watervliet Zoning Watervliet NY 2 15th Street 12189 518-270-3815


Code Enforcement Offices in Albany County, NY are responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations. As part of enforcing these codes and regulations, Albany County Code Enforcement often issue building permits. These permits may be required for Albany County land development, demolition, repairs, renovations, and other kinds of construction. They may also issue Albany County occupancy permits at the end of a construction project, which certify that the building meets code and can be occupied. Code Enforcement Offices may also be responsible for issuing certificates of zoning compliance, and they produce reports that show if a building has any code violations or has a valid Albany County permit for construction. Their office can also help look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices often provide online access to their building permit records.

Albany City Buildings & Code Enforcement Albany NY 24 Eagle Street 12207 518-434-5165

Cohoes Code Enforcement Cohoes NY 97 Mohawk Street 12047 518-233-2127


Town and City Halls in Albany County, NY provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These Albany County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in Albany County, New York. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid Albany County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Albany City Hall Albany NY 24 Eagle Street, Rm 301 12207 518-434-5284

Cohoes City Hall Cohoes NY 97 Mohawk Street, Ste 1 12047 518-233-2119

Colonie Town Hall Albany NY 629 Albany Shaker Road 12211 518-810-0312

Colonie Town Hall Latham NY 347 Old Niskayuna Road 12110 518-783-2867

Guilderland Town Hall Altamont NY 5209 Western Turnpike 12009 518-356-1501

Knox Town Hall Altamont NY 2192 Berne Altamont Rd 12009 518-872-2551

Rensselaerville Town Hall Medusa NY 87 Barger Road 12120 518-797-3798

Watervliet City Hall Watervliet NY 2 15th Street 12189 518-270-3800


Building Inspectors in Albany County, NY ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, Albany County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, Albany County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that an Albany County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the Albany County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show Albany County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

Bethlehem Town Building Inspector Delmar NY 445 Delaware Avenue 12054 518-439-4955