Village of Ballston Spa
Village of Ballston Spa
Village Office
(518) 885~5711

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Village Sidewalks +

    Please take notice that pursuant to Village Law, Chapter 174, all property owners in the Village are responsible for the maintenance of all sidewalks that border their properties. This includes snow removal and repairs.

  • How do I get copies of Birth/Death Certificates? +

    Please download the form here. You may bring it directly to the office or mail it in with a copy of your ID and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please check the NYS Health Department (link here) list to be sure you are eligible to receive this information.

  • When does the Village send out Water Meter Reading Cards? +

    Meter cards go out June 1st and December 1st of each year.

  • When does the Village send out Water/Sewer Bills? +

    Water/Sewer bills go out January 31st and July 31st of each year.

  • When does the Village send out Tax Bills? +

    June 1st.

  • How can I get in touch with the Home Improvement Grant Office? +

    The Grant Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Grant Office can be reached at (518) 885-3167

  • Where can I pay my parking ticket? +

    You can pay at the Village Court (click here for more info).

  • What are the regulations about leaf and brush pickup? +

    If brush is being picked by County Waste, it must be bundled with string and 3 inches in diameter by no longer than 4 feet.

    If it is picked up by the Village, it must be bundled and no longer than 4' (for branches, etc.)

    Brush pickup ends in the last week of November.

    Note: County Waste provides this service for free. In the fall the Village requests that leaves and brush be separated.

  • I am selling my home, how do I close out my Water Bill? +

    You must provide the following to the Village Office in writing or by fax (518-885-0512) AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to closing:

    Address of home

    Meter Reading

    New owner's name and contact information

    Closing Attorney name, phone and fax

  • How can I get information about my property taxes? +

    Assessment records are maintained for free at the Village Clerk's Office.

  • What is the phone number for the Village Court? +

    The phone number is (518) 885-6393.

  • What are the deadlines for Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Appeals meetings? +

    Applications for the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board must be filled out at the Village Clerk's Office. Prior to filling an application to the Village Zoning Board of Appeals or Planning Board, please contact the Village Building Inspector at (518) 885-5711.

    Planning Board deadline: 3rd Wednesday of the previous month.

    Zoning Board of Appeals deadline: 1st Friday of the month.

  • How do I get in touch with Saratoga County Court? +

    Supreme and County Court: (518) 451-8840 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

    Family Court: (518) 451-8888 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

    Surrogate's Court: (518) 451-8830 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

    Commissioner of Jurors Office: (518) 451-8850 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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Quick Code FAQs

  • Zoning Regulations +

  • Outdoor fires +

  • No Soliciting +

  • Noise +

  • Games of Chance & Bingo +

  • Street parking and related streets regulations +

  • Dogs & Other Animals +

  • Alcoholic Beverages +

  • Streets & Sidewalks +

  • Building Code Administration & Enforcement +

  • Public Parks Use +

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Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

12 Jun 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
26 Jun 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
10 Jul 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting

Calendar at a Glance 2017

2017 Main & Ongoing

  • Movies in the Park: TBA
    Wiswall Park
  • 2017 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend:
  • Saturday June 17, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Sunday   June 18, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Swim Lessons Session:
  • 6 weeks, every other weekday rotation June 26th - August 4th.
  • Farmers Market: June 14 - Sept. 30, 2017
    Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon.
  • Concerts in the Park:
    Wiswall Park, Thursday evenings 6-8 p.m.

April

        * Easter Egg Hunt, April 2, 2017, Milton Community Center, 1 - 4 p.m.

May

        * GottaGetGon Folk Festival, May 26-29, 2017 Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

June

  • Village Wide Garage Sale & Antiques Festival, June 10 - 11, 2017.
  • 3rd Annual Balloon & Craft Festival: June 16 - 18, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 12 noon - 9 p.m.
  • Family Fun Day at Saratoga County Fairgrounds, June 25, 2017, 3:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • National Bottle Museum Show & Sale, June 4, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 18 - 23, 2017.

 August

  • Ballston Spa Int'l Short Film Festival, Iron Spring Park, August 4 - 5, 2017.
  • Adirondack Circuit AKC Dog Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 9-13, 2017.
  • World's Largest Yard Sale, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 5, 2017.
  • Swimming Under the Stars, Village Municipal Pool, August 5, 2017, 8 p.m. - midnight.

 September

  • Irish 2000 Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 15 & 17, 2017.
  • Antique Truck & Tractor Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 23 - 24, 2017.

 October

  • Goat Brothers Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, October 7, 2017.
  • Falling Leaves Festival, Kelley Park, October 21, 2017, 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saratoga Scare Fair, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2017.

 November

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017.

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 2017.
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Emergency

Immediate Assistance: 911

Fire
911
Police
(518) 885-5033
Ambulance
(518) 885-1478
Animal Control
(518) 885-5033

Key Contacts

Village Office
(518) 885~5711
Central School
(518) 884~7195
Public Library
(518) 885~5022
Community Center
(518) 885~3261
Village Court
(518) 885~6393

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