Welcome to Albany

Hello and welcome to Albany!


Helpful Links and Local Attractions


The following is a condensed list of contacts and information which may be helpful to you.

City Hall:  320-845-4244

City Administrator: Gary Winkels 

Police:  Emergency: 911 

Non-Emergency calls:  320-845-2200      

Fire:  Emergency:  911

Business calls:  320-845-4040  albanyfire@albanytel.com 

Public Works:  320-845-2388   jmergen@albanytel.com

Residential Building Official:  Michael Friedrichs  320-377-9029   MFriedrichs@inspectroninc.com 

Commercial Building Official:  Bill Barber 612-270-4796  bbarber@inspectroninc.com 

Please email mhoppe@ci.albany.mn.us to request a blank building permit or call City Hall.  Blank permits are available at City Hall.  



Click here for complete index of  CITY ORDINANCES 


Following is a list of contacts to set up services:


  • WATER/SEWER: Call 320-845-4244 or email:  hcruz@ci.albany.mn.us or mhoppe@ci.albany.mn.us
  • Water bills are generated every other month (6 times yearly) You can set up for payments to be made directly from your checking or savings account:  Direct Payment Authorization Form  or Online.  Other options for payment:  By check, in person, or with credit card by phone. 
  • ELECTRIC: Xcel Energy:  800-895-4999 or Stearns Electric (Highlands/Cranberry/Deerberry Additions):  800-962-0655
  • NATURAL GAS: CenterPoint Energy:  800-245-2377
  • Garbage/Recycling: West Central Sanitation:  1-800-246-7630


POST OFFICE141 Railroad Ave.  Phone:  320-845-4171


MOTOR VEHICLE/DEPUTY REGISTRAR:  311 Railroad Ave.  Phone:  320-845-2887





To register to vote:  Voter Registration

ALBANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:  http://www.albanymnchamber.org/, albanycc@albanytel.com


VISIT CITY HALL (400 Railroad Ave.) for the following:

  • If you have a golf cart, you will need a permit for it.  The cost is $10 annually.