Important Notice Important Information for SNAP Recipients about your February Benefits Because of the federal shutdown, most SNAP recipients will receive their February benefits early. If you received a benefit in January and were scheduled to receive SNAP in February, your February benefits may be available on January 17. If you get your February benefits early, remember that this is not an extra benefit. It is important that you budget and spend your February benefit with that in mind. More details »
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) is of Rensselaerville Falls.  Click here to submit a photo.


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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