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Our primary mission is to study the planning, economic development, and conservation needs of Albany County; to formulate and/or carry out plans and recommendations which promote sound and coordinated planning of the entire County; to advise the County Executive, County Legislature, and County Planning Board in such matters.

We provide support for the Planning Board and, as such, provide information and technical expertise to assist with their review of land use, zoning, and subdivision applications.

The department is headed by a Director who is appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the Legislature.

The department's programs are organized in the following areas (click title for additional information):

Please Note: Planning and Land Use is now managed by the Albany County Department of Public Works (DPW).

Please Note: Economic Development is now managed by the Albany County Executive's Office.

Albany County Economic Development, Conservation and Planning
112 State Street, Room 1310
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-5670
Fax: (518) 447- 5662

Natural Resource Conservation and Agricultural & Farmland Protection
Contact: Laura DeGaetano
Phone: (518) 447-5670

Economic Development
Contact: County Executive's Office
Phone: (518) 447-7040

Planning and Land Use
Contact: Laura Travison
Phone: (518) 655-7932

Geodatabases of Vector 2-ft Contours for Albany County
2-ft contours for Albany County derived from 2008 LIDAR data are now available for download on the New York State GIS Clearinghouse website.

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