City Hall on the Road
Mayor Sheehan is once again bringing City of Albany departments into the community with City Hall on the Road. This series of public open house events allows representatives from several City departments to bring valuable information and resources to the public and give residents the opportunity to meet with the Mayor and other City officials.
We realize that it can be difficult to get to City departments, especially during normal business hours, so we have organized this effort to bring City resources to the community. Due to COVID-19, our 2020 City Hall on the Road dates have been postponed. Please check back from updated information.
- Mayor Sheehan & Mayor's Office
- City Clerk’s Office
- Department of General Services
- Buildings & Regulatory Compliance
- Planning Department
- Albany Community Development Agency
- Recreation/ Youth & Workforce Services
- Albany Police Department
- Albany Fire Department
- Human Resources
- Engineering Department
- Albany Water Department
- Cultural Affairs & Special Events
- Capitalize Albany
- City Treasurer
The Mayor and Mayor’s Office staff will be available to answer general questions regarding City of Albany services and departments.
Special Event, Cabaret & Café applications and assistance will be available, however these applications need departmental approval and therefore will not be issued on site. Residents will need to bring the required documents when applying for licenses and other approvals. Please view the Business Vendor Event Forms page for more information regarding required documents needed for applications.
Dog licenses can be issued on the date of the event, however dog owners must bring proof of ownership, proof of rabies vaccination or a certificate stating why the life of the dog would be endangered by the vaccine (for all dogs four months or older), and if the dog is spayed or neutered, a certificate showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered. Check is the only accepted form of payment (cash or credit cards will not be accepted.)
Recycling bins will be available.
- “Bag Your Yard Waste!”- flyer explaining how the recycling program in Albany works, when to put garbage out, what is allowed to be put out, etc.
- “City Code Reminders” - flyer explaining household trash pickup, yard waste, construction debris, and snow removal codes
- “Dog Parks” - flyer providing rules for dog parks and directions to the four dog parks in Albany
- “Emerald Ash Borer” - flyer from NYS DEC explaining how to spot Ash Beetle damage in Ash trees, and contact info for Cornell Cooperative Extension
- “Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Drop-Off Days” - flyer stating when the drop off days are, what can and cannot be accepted at the drop off days
- “Infested Item Pick Up” - flyer explaining how to dispose of items infested with bed bugs, and a reminder that it is illegal to place infested items in public right-of-ways when not wrapped in plastic
- “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reuse” - brochure explaining the importance of recycling, how to reduce waste, etc.
- “When it snows in Albany…” - brochure explaining what to do in snow emergencies, where to park, responsibilities of shoveling, etc.
Copies of all permit applications, FAQs, and permit guides
- Accept permit applications
- Consult on permit applications, zoning issues, etc.
- Issue roofing permits
- Issue siding permits in non-historic or overlay districts
- Process Waste Collection Fee Exemptions
- Schedule complaint inspections
- Schedule ROPs
- Board of Zoning Appeals Applications
- Historic Resource Commission Applications
- Planning Board Site Plan Applications
- Rezone material, schedule, draft documents, next steps
- Tivoli Preserve Visioning Plan
- Various Sustainability Initiatives
- Booklet titled “Renovate Right” which is a guide for rehabbing a home using lead-safe practices
- Flyers and program application packets
- Information and pictures (before and after) about our rehab programs and also the housing and public service programs
- Most recent map of completed rehab projects
- Fitness program flyers and registration cards
- Park redesign poster boards
- Workforce resource information and guides
- ACPAC information
- CPRB information
- Crime prevention material
- Pop-Up Event information
- Program/Initiative information
- Safe Child ID
- Cadet program
- Department functions and responses to various types of incidents
- Information about recruitment, fire prevention, Emergency Medical Services, outdoor grilling, and fire safety
- Recruitment flyers
Department staff will provide information on City of Albany job and exam postings and applications.
Department staff will be on hand to answer questions about contracted paving and will provide information regarding engineering projects.
- Annual Water Quality Reports
- Backwater Valve Applications
- Basic Creek Fishing Permit Information Packets
- Information on Lead in Drinking Water
- Information on Stormwater Management (Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens)
- Information on Water Conservation
- Multiple Project Display Boards and Photos of AWD facilities
Department staff will be available to answer questions regarding upcoming special events and community arts outreach.
- Annual Report
- Impact Downtown Briefing Books
Small Business Development
- Partner Guide
- Resource Guide
Downtown Retail Grant Program
Regional Economic Development Councils
- Depending on timing
- One Resource Guide
- Transformative Project Application
Department staff will be on hand to answer general questions regarding:
- Bill Payment Information
- Parking Tickets
- Property Taxes