Buildings & Regulatory Compliance

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Doing Business with Us

  • To protect the health and safety of our residents and employees, permit applications, payments, and other transactions will continue to take place via email, in-person or online.
    • Please visit our forms page for all of our forms that can be completed and submitted to us via email.
      • Once received via email we will call you for payment via credit card or to arrange other payment options
      • Photos of completed paperwork will be accepted if you do not have access to a scanner
  • Email the Department for more information (including instructions on what paperwork is needed for your project) or to submit competed paperwork.
  • In-person services are available.
    • When you come to the entrance door please ring the bell for the BRC.  The doorbells are to the right of the door.


The Department of Buildings and 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 and 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.