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 background image (above) was taken in Delmar.  Click here to submit a photo.

Youth Council Guidance DocumentNew York State Governor’s Youth Council: Application and Guidance Packet
An incredible opportunity for youth to represent their county on a statewide level! The New York State Governor’s Youth Council engages youth in state government, offering members a platform to present their solutions for key issues facing young people to the Governor and other policymakers. If you are a NYS resident between the ages of 13 and 21 who would like your voice heard, apply today! Each county will have one member on the Youth Council.Application Due: December 9, 2019Apply Online | Guidance Packet [PDF] Albany County residents with questions can contact Nicole Ward, Executive Director Youth Bureau, Albany County Dept. for Children, Youth and Families at (518) 447-4892 or
Healing Moments:: County Executive Daniel P. McCoy's community conversation on issues involving race, diversity and community policing, to build trust and heal divisions. Video Archives: October 31, 2018 | August 22, 2017 | October 24, 2016 | August 15, 2016

Latest News
All News
County Calendar
Full Calendar
Albany County Interactive Mapping: Upgrades Now Live!

January 2019— Our upgraded Interactive Mapping application offers an enhanced interface, more options, and better responsiveness. On our new platform you can now:

  • Draw custom graphics;
  • Use extra base mapping options;
  • More easily print maps and export PDFs;
  • Streamline your property searches; and
  • Enjoy improved support for mobile devices.

Click the banner below to get started!

Albany County Land Bank Corporation
Lawson Lake County Park
Lawson Lake County Park

Open to the public year round, Lawson Lake County Park includes a lake, wetlands, forested upland, open fields, waterfalls and streams. Come for bird watching, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and more! About Lawson Lake County Park »

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