View of the Buffalo State Office Building.
State Office Building

Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building


65 Court Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States

Building Manager  716-847-3403
Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building

Building Hours

Monday - Friday

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


  • 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.
  • 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 the 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


Visitors to the Mahoney State Office Building are encouraged to park in the open private lots within walking distance of the building or the Fernbach ramp located at Court and Franklin Street. Limited metered street parking may also be available. Entrances to the building are available on Court, Franklin, and W Genesee Streets.

Building Offices & Services

Government Officials
  • New York State Assembly
  • New York State Senate
State Services Open to the Public
  • New York State Department of State
  • Division of Human Rights
  • Office of the State Comptroller
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • Division of Veterans' Affairs
  • Department of Financial Services
Banking Services
Deliveries & Loading Dock
  • Deliveries are accepted Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • On Court Street or Franklin Street
  • No loading dock, but equipped with a sidewalk freight elevator