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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. 

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.


NEW!An interactive tool that allows citizens and business  owners to see new and archived building, planning and public works permit applications. Entering an address returns applications for that area, appearing as green or blue icons on the map. Blue icons are new applications or ones currently under review. A green icon indicates a completed application. 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.

Accela Citizen Access

NEW!A web portal that allows you to submit many types of simple permits, track the status of your applications, make secure online payments, and request a building inspection online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

To use all the services we provide you must register and create a user accounts. You can view information, research history, and have limited services as an anonymous user.

Simple building permit reports are updated weekly and are made easily accessible for contractors and subs looking for business. 


A web based plan review solution that allows building and development plans to be submitted electronically, shortens the plan review cycle, reduces printing and travel costs, and supports the City’s sustainability initiatives. 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.

The ePlans site requires use of Microsoft Internet Explorer (PC only) and other software to operate and is incompatible with other browsers and platforms. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Infohub provides map-based information on parcels, zoning and permits closed prior to 11/17/2014.

Permit information after 11/14/2014 can be found via Building Eye or Accela Citizen Access.

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City of Albany Development Fee Schedule (pdf)

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.

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 from City of Albany GIS (pdf)

Planning Projects

A listing of currently pending planning projects in the City of Albany, including staff reports, notice of public hearing, and decision.