Village of Ballston Spa
Village of Ballston Spa

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Village of Ballston Spa
"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!

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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

  • Wed
    Jul
    10
    09:31

    Rickett's Public Notice

    5 day(s) 22 hour(s) 50 minute(s) ago
    Ricketts_Dry_Cleaners-_Public_Notice.pdf
  • Wed
    Jul
    10
    09:14

    Planning Board Agenda

    5 day(s) 23 hour(s) 7 minute(s) ago
    Planning_Board_Agenda_7.10.19.pdf
  • Fri
    May
    31
    11:20

    Revenue Advisory Committee Age...

    45 day(s) 21 hour(s) 1 minute(s) ago
    Here is the agenda for the Revenue Advisory Committee meeting set for June 13, 2019 Revenue_Advisory_Committee_Agenda_6-13-19.pdf
  • Wed
    May
    29
    13:22

    2019 Village Pool Schedule

    47 day(s) 19 hour(s) 0 minute(s) ago
    Lesson Registration: June 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to noon (rain or shine), Open to Ballston Spa Central School District residents only ages 3 and up (must be toilet trained). Lessons Registration has clo...
  • Wed
    May
    29
    10:30

    Notice of Public Hearing

    47 day(s) 21 hour(s) 51 minute(s) ago
    Notice of Public Hearing Village of Ballston Spa   The Village of Ballston Spa Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday June 10, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Ballston Spa Public Library,...
  • Tue
    May
    28
    14:40

    Agenda Village Board Meeting

    48 day(s) 17 hour(s) 42 minute(s) ago
    Here is the agenda for the Village Board of Trustees meeting to be held on May 28, 2019 Agenda_5-28-19.pdf
  • Thu
    May
    23
    10:16

    Village Zoning Board of Appeal...

    53 day(s) 22 hour(s) 5 minute(s) ago
    Here is the agenda for the Village of Ballston Spa Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to be held May 29, 2019. ZBA_Agenda_5-29-19.pdf
  • Thu
    May
    16
    09:22

    Spring Cleanup Last Pick-up Ma...

    60 day(s) 22 hour(s) 59 minute(s) ago
    Village DPW crews will be making one final sweep of loose yard debris and brush on MONDAY MAY 20. You must have your brush loose at the curb by Sunday May 19 at midnight. After May 20, brush must be...
  • Fri
    May
    03
    10:40

    Planning and Zoning Board Open...

    73 day(s) 21 hour(s) 41 minute(s) ago
    The Village of Ballston Spa has openings on its Planning Board (1 member and 1 alternate) and Zoning Board of Appeals (2 alternates). Interested parties should send a letter of interest and summary ...

Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

08 Jul 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
22 Jul 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
12 Aug 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.

 June

  • 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

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 23 - 28, 2019

 August 

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

 September

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

 October

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

 November

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

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 6
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Who to reach

Village Clerk

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

(518) 885-5711

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Planning Board

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

518-885-5711

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Zoning Board of Appeals

...to resolve questions about the interpretation of Village zoning laws and issuing special use permits.

518-885-5711

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Building Department

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

518-885-5711

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Village Assessor

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

518-885-5711

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Board of Assessment Review

...to hear and review any challenges to property assessment.

518-885-5711

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Public Works

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

518-885-6211

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Historian's Office

...to review and research Village history as well as genealogies or the histories of specific properties and/or buildings.

518-885-5711

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Historic District Commission

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

518-885-5711

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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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