Village of Ballston Spa
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"A Village of Friends"

Village Office
(518) 885~5711
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Welcome to Our Village

First settled in 1771, the Village of Ballston Spa incorporated in 1807. Today, it is is a charming historic village with a friendly, hometown atmosphere, destination shopping and eateries, and a visible sense of community.

For those of us who live in the Village, downtown is less than a five minute walk - which brings us to the downtown business district. Stroll along and visit your favorite cafe or restaurant, the library or post office, or sit in the Wiswall Park or along Front street and people-watch. This is a different way of doing things from getting into your car and heading out to the mall. If you're looking for family activities, take the kids to the Village municipal pool or to Kelley Park on Ralph Street to enjoy the expansive and popular playground. Check out our online calendar for seasonal events that are free and open to the public. We look forward to greeting you soon!



Resident Quick FAQs

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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Village News

  • Fri

    Board Meeting Agenda 10.28.19

    17 day(s) 5 hour(s) 34 minute(s) ago
    Below is the agenda for the upcoming board meeting on 10/28/19 Agenda_10.28.19.pdf
  • Fri

    ZBA Agenda 11.06.19

    17 day(s) 6 hour(s) 44 minute(s) ago
    Please see attachment for upcoming ZBA meeting. ZBA_Agenda_11.06.19.pdf
  • Mon

    RAC Agenda 10.24.19

    21 day(s) 4 hour(s) 44 minute(s) ago
    Please see attachment for agenda for upcoming RAC meeting. Revenue_Advisory_Committee_Agenda_10-24-19.pdf
  • Wed

    Falling of the Leaves

    26 day(s) 7 hour(s) 50 minute(s) ago
    Falling of the leaves which is held on the last Saturday of October prior to Halloween will be canceled this year.  Falling of the leaves which would have been held on October 26th, will no long...
  • Thu

    Board Meeting Agenda 10.15.19

    32 day(s) 8 hour(s) 46 minute(s) ago
    Please see attachment for upcoming board meeting for 10.15.19 Agenda_10-15-19.pdf
  • Wed

    Revenue Advisory Committee 9.3...

    47 day(s) 7 hour(s) 48 minute(s) ago
    Please find the agenda for the next Revenue Advisory Committee which will be held on 9.30.19 RAC_Agenda_9-30-19.pdf
  • Mon

    Agenda 9.23.19

    49 day(s) 2 hour(s) 17 minute(s) ago
    Attached below you will find a copy of the Village Board Meeting that will be held on 9.23.19 Agenda_9-23-19.pdf
  • Fri

    Malta Medical Arts

    66 day(s) 8 hour(s) 51 minute(s) ago
    No cost testing for elligible unisured women aged 40 and over. September 24th from 4-7PM. Click on the attachment for more information. Malta_Medical_Arts_9.24.19.pdf
  • Fri

    Request for Volunteers

    66 day(s) 9 hour(s) 18 minute(s) ago
    The Village of Ballston Spa is beginning an economic development planning exercise to be led by the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. As a part of that process we are asking for volunteers to se...

Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

12 Nov 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
25 Nov 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
09 Dec 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting

Calendar at a Glance 2019

2019 Main & Ongoing

First Fridays of each month: Evening activities throughout downtown

  • Movies in the Park 2019:
    First Fridays of June, July, Aug in Wiswall Park
  • 2019 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend: 
  • June 15 & 16, 9 a.m. to noon
  • See Village News for complete schedule
Farmers Market: June 15 - Sept. 28, 2019:
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


  • Annual Sar County Bottle Show & Sale, June 2, County Fairgrounds
  • Village Wide Garage Sale, June 8 - 9 throughout Village
  • Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival, June 21 - 23, County Fairgrounds


  • Saratoga County Fair, July 23 - 28, 2019


  • Ice Cream Social, Wiswall Park, August 1, featuring Union Fire Co. Band
  • Swim Under Stars, Village Pool, August 10, 8 p.m. to midnight


  • Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds Sept. 13 & 14.


       * The Way We Were Car Show, Oct. 13 downtown. Raindate Oct. 20


  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 21


  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 6

Who to reach

Village Clerk pay taxes, water and sewer bills, for tax searches, birth and death certificates, bingo licenses, handicapped and other permits...

(518) 885-5711


Planning Board have plans reviewed and approved prior to issuance of building permits for multi-tenant buildings and land subdivisions.



Zoning Board of Appeals resolve questions about the interpretation of Village zoning laws and issuing special use permits.



Building Department obtain permits for new construction, repairs, fences, signs, pools, and to obtain a firesafety inspection...



Village Assessor obtain an estimate of the value of a property and have it listed with all the taxable and nontaxable Village properties.



Board of Assessment Review hear and review any challenges to property assessment.



Public Works inquire about street, water and sewer maintenance, snow removal, leaf and brush pickup and park maintenance...



Historian's Office review and research Village history as well as genealogies or the histories of specific properties and/or buildings.



Historic District Commission maintain the historic character and integrity of Village properties prior to issuing building permits.




Immediate Assistance: 911

(518) 885-5033
(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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