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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.
In the spotlight:
Albany Development Code Amendments Project
Allows citizens and business owners to see new and archived building, planning and public works permit applications.
By registering for an account, users can set up alerts to be notified via email when new building/planning/public works applications are proposed for their neighborhood.
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Submit several types of simple permits through Accela Citizen Access, track the status of your applications, make secure online payments, and request a building inspection any time.
ePlans is only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
ePlans allows building and development plans to be submitted electronically. The ePlans program allows city staff to perform simultaneous reviews on plans. Only those invited to review and comment on a set of plans will be able to access the plans.
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.
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.
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.
A listing of currently pending planning projects in the City of Albany, including staff reports, notice of public hearing, and decision.