Building and Fire Services

The Building department administers and enforces building regulations. We are responsible for zoning approval, building permits, certificate of occupancy, certificate of compliance, zoning enforcement, variances and other zoning related issues. We are also responsible for ordinance enforcement including construction codes and property maintenance codes.


Effective immediately NYS requires a workers comp exemption prior to the issuance of a building permit for homeowners not hiring a contractor. Visit New York State Business Express to obtain your certificate.


The Town of Colonie Building and Fire Services Department is now accepting payments for certain services online. Follow the button below to submit your payment online.

For information about the Fire Services Division, visit the Fire Services page.


Chretien T. Voerg P.E., Director
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Public Operations Center
Second Floor
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110-2286
(518) 783-2772
Keep in mind:

If you need property information such as location, dimensions, and other information pertaining to a parcel of land subject to property taxes, visit the Town of Colonie GIS or the Albany County GIS Interactive Mapping for a downloadable pdf copy of the tax map.

Payment Methods


Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express

Mail (Check Only):

Payable to: Town of Colonie
Town of Colonie Building and Fire Services
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110

Before submitting a payment by check:

Before submitting payment please review your check for accuracy:

  • Checks must be signed (unsigned checks will be returned).
  • The numerical and written amounts must be the same.
  • Checks must have a correct date (postdated checks will be returned).

Online Payments:

The Town of Colonie Building and Fire Services Department accepts payments for certain services online through our online payment portal. The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover

Online payments service fees are as follows:

  • All debit and credit cards: 2.75%

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