About Albany County

From the Helderbergs to the shores of the mighty Hudson, Albany County is a unique blend of urban excitement and rural relaxation. It is the ideal place to live, work and raise a family. A trip through our 19 municipalities will impress you. Our villages, towns and cities are beautiful and they play host to the finest in food, lodging, shopping and entertainment. Whether you hike our trails, bike on our paths, visit our parks and museums or fish our streams and brooks, you will find it all here. Our current homepage background image (above) of the Cohoes Falls was taken by Lauren DiScipio in February 2016Click here to submit a photo.


The Albany County Executive will be holding public hearings on May 2 for public comment on Local Law "A" (to exclude certain safe items from fireworks definition) and Local Law "B" (a county charter amendment)  Learn more…
The 2016 Albany County Summer Intern Training Program is accepting applications through May 6. Click here for details!
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Albany County Land Bank Corporation
Recreation Bureau

The Albany County Recreation Bureau offers positive diversions for youth who historically have had limited opportunities. Sports and life skills education and support combine to create a multi-faceted approach to helping our youth learn to lead healthy and productive lives. Learn more »

Senior Services
Senior Services

The Department for Aging works closely with its contracted agencies and senior centers throughout Albany County to provide seniors (60+) with high quality programs and services. For more information visit the Department for Aging's website or call (518) 447-7177