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The Community Development Department is made up of the Building and Planning Divisions. The Building Division helps ensure the safety of our community's buildings and compliance with state code standards. The Planning Division makes sure Albany has attractive environments to live, work, shop and play in.

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Development Resource Center

The City has created a Development Resource Center to better serve the development community by providing a centralized location for developer and builder related information.

A-Z Forms & Checklists

Find information on the permit and application processes for permits issued by the City. Additional information on individual permits and/or applications is available on each department’s web page or by working directly with City staff.

Planning Projects

Maps & Information

Map-based information on parcels, zoning, permits and more.



Comprehensive Plan

The Albany Comprehensive Plan provides a framework for making better decisions about the uses of land and its resources. It is a guideline for both short- and long- term development. 

Development Code

The general purpose of this Code is to set forth and coordinate City regulations governing the development and use of land. It also serves as the principal vehicle for implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan in a manner that protects the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Albany.

  • Zoning Map 
    This map depicts the general pattern of zoning in Albany and is not intended to provide zoning information about specific properties. For specific information on a parcel's zoning, consult InfoHub or contact the Planning Division.  

Block Grant Program (CDBG)

The three goals of the CDBG program:

  • Decent housing – retaining and increasing the affordable housing stock, housing rehabilitation and energy conservation, homeless prevention and support;
  • A suitable living environment – eliminating blighting influences and deterioration of property and facilities; improving the safety and livability of low and moderate income neighborhoods; and
  • Expanded economic opportunities – job creation and retention.

Historic Preservation Program

Albany's National Register of Historic Districts possess a significant concentration of buildings in a small geographic area like no other in the state of Oregon. The buildings represent a variety of architectural styles, craftsmanship and development patterns that helped shape our city and make it what it is today.  

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