Office of the Albany County Sheriff

Evacuation Functional Needs 911 Registry

(Previously called the Special Needs Registry)

The Albany County Sheriff's Office has a Countywide Registry for Persons In Need living in Albany County. The program is designed to assist residents with special needs who would need help to evacuate their homes during an emergency situation such as a natural or manmade disaster.

In addition, information from the application will be entered into the County's E-911 system, allowing emergency responders to instantly identify any special needs of callers from their residences. Prior knowledge of the needs of a caller could make a difference during a crucial time.

This completely voluntary Registry is the most extensive of its kind in the Capital District.

All information will be used for emergency purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential.

Evacuation Functional Needs 911 Registry Application [PDF]