Buildings & Regulatory Compliance

The Department of Buildings & 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 & 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.
Albany's General City Code
Active ROPs(.pdf) *
* We are working on technology upgrades to our ROP database.  If you believe your unit has an ROP, but is not listed here, please call us at (518) 434-5995 to verify.
Download the Zoning Map (.pdf)

Contact Information

Rick LaJoy, Director
Buildings & Regulatory Compliance
First Floor | Suite #1
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-5995
Fax: (518) 434-6015
General Email:
Office Hours
Monday 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (beginning April 1, 2019)
Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.