What is a Residential Occupancy Permit?
Every rental property in Albany is required to obtain a document called a Residential Occupancy Permit, or ROP. This document certifies that a code inspector has examined the unit and found it safe for people to live in.
Newly-issued ROP's (after November 2021) are valid for 2 years, while most older ROP's are valid for two and a half years.
What is an ROP Inspection Like?
When completing an ROP inspection, Code Enforcement staff will typically look for the following:
Does My Apartment Have an ROP?
Click here to look up an ROP.
Report Missing or Expired ROP's
To report a rental unit without an ROP, contact City Code Enforcement by email or by calling 518-434-5995.