The City Assessor’s Office is available to assist customers with assessment policies and procedures governed by the New York State Real Property Tax Law.
The Office of the City Clerk maintains the records of the Legislative Branch of Government and provides administrative support for the City Council.
The Bureau of Code Enforcement administers the City’s building construction, permitting and housing inspection programs. Under these programs the Bureau is responsible for the enforcement of all state and local codes as well as the City’s Zoning Ordinance.
The mission of the Bureau of Engineering is to design high quality public improvements which employ proven practices and sound engineering principles.
The Finance Department conducts all financial transactions related to cash collections, cash disbursements, employee benefits, and employee payroll in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals.
Today the Troy Fire Department numbers 119 uniformed personnel and operates 5 engine companies, a rescue engine company, 2 truck companies, three ambulances, a hazardous material response unit, and 2 rescue boats. Approximately 9,000 calls are answered each year, about 500 for fire, about 250 of which occur in structures. The Troy Fire Department is also the hazardous material response unit for the County of Rensselaer.
Housing & Community Development
The Department of Housing and Community Development administers the U.S. Department of HUD’s entitlement program for the City of Troy.
Office of General Services
Learn about the duties of the Office of General Services.
With a mix of on-street and off-street parking options, visitors looking to explore historic downtown Troy have plenty of ways to park close to their destination.
Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Main Office is located at Knickerbacker Park. If you have any questions about recreational facilities, services, programs or special events, please feel free to contact the Parks & Recreation office at 518-235-7761 or 518-235-0215.
The City of Troy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Hiring and promotion decisions in the City service are based solely upon qualifications and ability, and the City does not discriminate on any other basis. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Planning & Economic Development
The Planning Department is responsible for the planning, development, coordination and promotion of the physical, social and economic well-being of the City.
The Police Department and its officers work hard to serve and protect the community. Here you can find helpful information about their initiatives, divisions, and more.
Department of Public Utilities is dedicated to providing the highest quality drinking water and wastewater services to our residential, businesses and wholesale customers.
The Public Works Department is dedicated to planning, developing and maintaining the County's infrastructure, solid waste program, facilities, and other services in a manner which provides safe travel for the general public and enhances the quality of life.
The Purchasing Office is responsible for issuing all Purchase Orders after a department requisitions specific commodities or services. The office is also responsible for the advertising, distributing, and opening of all bids and request for proposals (RFP) within the guidelines of the City of Troy’s Procurement Policy.
The City of Troy’s Treasurer’s Office is responsible for billing and collecting City, County, water and sewer utility bills. The office is the keeper of all tax records, handling all inquiries, and tax searches.
The Vital Records department is responsible for the filing of all births and deaths that occur in the City of Troy. Vital records are maintained according to the requirements of the New York State Health Department. The office also issues qualified applicants with certified copies of the certificates associated with these events. Uncertified copies of older certificates are available for genealogy research.