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

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!



Take our Survey!

As you may have seen... the water meter cards sent out at the end of November/early December has a blurb to take a survey! The Village of Ballston Spa has begun the NextWave Communities Program in collaboration with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership (SCPP), the county’s economic development leader.
The NextWave Communities Program is an initiative to provide individual towns, cities, and villages a specific and bespoke economic development plan. Information gathered in this survey will help the SCPP create a strategic plan to move forward with economic/community development in Ballston Spa.
Any data collected will be aggregated and your individual responses will remain confidential.
Please contact Jennifer Kelley at 518.871.1887 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Please click on the link below to be taken to the online survey, or go to Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership or the Village office for a hard copy.

All surveys are due by Friday, January 31, 2019.




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

  • Tue

    Planning Board Agenda 01.08.20

    14 day(s) 5 hour(s) 49 minute(s) ago
    PB_Agenda_01.08.20.pdf Attached is the Agenda for the Planning Board meeting on 1/8/20.
  • Mon

    Agenda 12.9.19

    43 day(s) 10 hour(s) 32 minute(s) ago
    Agenda_12.9.19.pdf Please find the agenda for the board meeting on December 9, 2019
  • Tue

    Leaf pickup

    56 day(s) 5 hour(s) 13 minute(s) ago
    Please see below for information on yard waste pickup information. Yard_waste_pick_up.pdf
  • Fri

    Agenda 11.25.19

    60 day(s) 6 hour(s) 2 minute(s) ago
    Please find the agenda for the board meeting being held on 11/25/19 Agenda_11.25.19.pdf
  • Fri

    Focus Group Summary

    60 day(s) 10 hour(s) 48 minute(s) ago
  • Wed


    62 day(s) 11 hour(s) 58 minute(s) ago
    As you may have seen... the water meter cards sent out at the end of November/early December has a blurb to take a survey! The Village of Ballston Spa has begun the NextWave Communities Prog...
  • Thu

    Notice of Public Meeting - Eco...

    68 day(s) 8 hour(s) 36 minute(s) ago
    The public is welcome to attend the upcoming meeting regarding the Village's economic development plan. Public_Meeting_-_economic_development_plan.pdf
  • Tue

    Agenda 11.12.19

    70 day(s) 6 hour(s) 12 minute(s) ago
    Please find the agenda for the board meeting being held 11.12.19 Agenda_11-12-19.pdf
  • Fri

    Board Meeting Agenda 10.28.19

    88 day(s) 9 hour(s) 20 minute(s) ago
    Below is the agenda for the upcoming board meeting on 10/28/19 Agenda_10.28.19.pdf

Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

27 Jan 2020;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
29 Jan 2020;
07:00PM -
ZBA meeting
31 Jan 2020;
Survey Deadline

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 28


  • 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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