About Us

About UsWelcome to the Department of General Services section of the City of Albany's website.

As you may know, the Department of General Services provides many quality of life services to residents and visitors alike. We face many challenges in the day to day operations of the department however, we respond to those challenges with professionalism and dedication to help support an "All America City destination."

On this page you will find an overview of department functions, responsibilities and programs. Please use it as a starter guide to finding information in a more efficient way.


The Department of General Services (DGS), was created in October 1995 through the consolidation of the previous:

  • Department of Engineering
  • Department of Parks and Recreation (excluding the recreation programs and play structures)
  • Department of Public Works


The Department's mission is to insure that the City's streetscape, park infrastructure, public facilities and public open spaces are maintained to be functional, safe, clean, attractive and convenient for residents and visitors alike. Functional work areas of DGS are more specifically outlined as follows: