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


The Village Zoning Board handles planning for the use of land in our village. This includes restrictions in different zoning areas, such as height of buildings, use of green space, density (number of structures in a certain area), use of lots and types of businesses, and the preservation of historical areas and buildings. But it is not only concerned with the division of the Village into districts and the regulation of the structural and architectural designs of buildings within each district. It also considers future growth and development, adequacy of drainage and storm sewers, public streets, pedestrian walkways, density of population, and many other factors. Levels or types of zoning include: open space, residential, retail, commercial, agricultural, and industrial.

The Planning Board handles applications for subdivisions of land and building approvals under our zoning laws. It studies and votes on applications for site plan review, on special use permits and subdivisions, and participates in official map changes and zone changes, as well as the adoption and changes to the zoning ordinance and zoning map.

The Zoning Board of Appeals hears appeals, requests for interpretations, and dimensional (i.e., restrictions governing setbacks or frontage, height, bulk or density) and use variances to existing zoning laws. A variance is permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow a deviation from the code or ordinance as it pertains to zoning matters - in other words, to bypass a law, code or ordinance you require permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals.



Determine if your proposed project meets Village zoning regulations.

Download and fill in the Building Permit, and submit that to the village, with appropriate fees.

If your proposal meets zoning regulations, we will issue your permit shortly.

In the event that your building permit is denied, or that you know your proposed project will not meet Village zoning regulations, you may apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a variance. Please download, fill in, and submit the Zoning Board of Appeals application. Note: you may also have to attend a public hearing.


Minimum fee: $100
Residential: $0.20 per square foot
Commercial: Minimum $200,  $0.30 per square foot
Area variance application: $50
Use variance application: $200

Village Board

Ballston Spa Public Library Conference Room lower floor
2nd and Last Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Planning Board

66 Front Street
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

66 Front Street
Fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

16 Feb 2021;
07:00PM -
Park and Tree Board Meeting
22 Feb 2021;
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Water/Sewer payments are due
24 Feb 2021;
07:00PM -
Police Procedures Zoom 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 28


  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 6


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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