View of the Utica State Office Building.
State Office Building

Utica State Office Building

Address

207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
United States

Building Hours

Monday - Friday

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Visitors

Visitor Management Procedure
  • Visitors must first proceed to the security desk, state the purpose of their visit and the agency where they have an appointment.
  • State employee visitors must present an OGS-issued security photo identification card or a driver’s license to be issued a visitor pass.
  • All visitors 17 years of age or older will be required to produce a valid photo ID.
  • Guard contacts the agency staff member to announce visitor (except for public access offices like Unemployment, Worker’s Comp, etc.) and records approval by agency representative.
  • Upon acceptance by agency, guard issues a dated and time-stamped temporary visitor pass.
  • Visitor must sign in with date and time of visit.
  • If the visitor does not have photo ID, an agency staff member must come to the security desk to verify the visitor’s identity.
  • NY State vendors and contractors will be treated as visitors and are subject to visitor access protocols (unless they have an OGS-issued ID card).
  • After completion of business, the visitor must sign out at the guard desk.
  • Visitor signs out and guard collects visitor pass.
Acceptable Proofs of Identification for Admittance to OGS Facilities:

When identification is required, the following is a list of acceptable proofs of identification for admittance to OGS facilities. All such forms of identification must include a clear photograph of the individual and be unexpired.

  1. U.S. Passport or a U.S. Passport Card
  2. Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  3. Foreign passport
  4. Driver’s license or non-driver ID card issued by a state or possession of the U.S.
  5. Other government-issued ID card issued by a state or possession of the U.S. (including a NYS employee ID card)
  6. U.S. Military ID card, or
  7. U.S. Military dependent’s ID card

Individuals 16 years old and under do not have to produce proof of identification but must be accompanied by an adult with acceptable proof of identification.

Policy 
  • Visitors must be pre-approved and entered into the visitor management system (VMS) by an agency representative.
  • All visitors 17 years of age or older must present a valid photo ID to be issued a visitor pass through the VMS. Acceptable proof of identification is listed below.
  • Visitors 16 years old and under do not have to produce proof of identification but must be accompanied by an adult with acceptable proof of identification.
  • New York State vendors and contractors will be treated as visitors and are subject to visitor access protocols.
  • If the visitor does not have a valid photo ID, an agency staff member must come to the security desk to verify the visitor’s identity and take responsibility for the visitor.
  • All employees without a state-issued security ID card must be processed as a visitor and entered into the VMS to gain access to the building.
Procedures
  • Report to the security desk, provide name and purpose of visit.
  • Present a valid photo ID.
  • Be photographed, if required.
  • Receive a visitor pass.
  • Return visitor pass to the security desk or to the designated receptacle when exiting the building.
Acceptable Proofs of Identification for Admittance to OGS Facilities

The following is a list of acceptable proofs of identification for admittance to OGS facilities.  All such forms of identification must include a clear photograph of the individual and be unexpired.

  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID card issued by a state or possession of the U.S.
  • Other government-issued ID card issued by a state or possession of the U.S. (including an NYS employee ID card)
  • U.S. Passport or a U.S. Passport Card
  • Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  • Foreign passport
  • U.S. Military ID card, or
  • U.S. Military dependent’s ID card

→See also Photo ID Requirements in OGS Buildings Frequently Asked Questions.

Transportation

Public Transportation

Centro Bus: continuous routes for Genesee Street https://www.centro.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/6-26-23-bus-schedule-effective-dates.pdf?sfvrsn=b17c3b9d_0

Bicycle Storage

Two bike racks on Blandina Street (south) and Genesee Street (west) sides.

Parking

Visitors to the Utica State Office Building may park in the City pay lot, which is located on Union Street across from the building. There is also free 90-minute parking on the streets around the facility.

Building Offices & Services

Government Officials
  • New York State Assembly
  • New York State Senate
State Services Open to the Public
  • Department of Labor Unemployment Office, Room 233
  • Department of Corrections and Community Supervision - Parole
Food Services

RoSo's Cafe

  • Concession & Newsstand
  • 2nd Floor Lobby
Banking Services
  • Mohawk Valley Federal Credit Union, Room 708
  • ATM, 2nd Floor Lobby
Deliveries & Loading Dock
  • Loading Dock Available Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Dock area is restricted to companies making deliveries
  • 15-minute unloading limit, with the exception of large deliveries
  • Phone located at the loading to call OGS office to announce a delivery and request assistance