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

Definitions

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.

 

Process

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.

Forms

Note:
Minimum fee: $50
Residential: $0.10 per square foot
Other than residential: $0.15 per square foot
Note:
Application fee: $35
 

Village Board

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
2nd and Last Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Planning Board

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Zoning Board of Appeals

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
Fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

21 Oct 2017;
03:00PM - 07:30PM
Falling Leaves Festival
23 Oct 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
13 Nov 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.
  • The Way We Were Car Show, Front St., October 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Falling Leaves Festival, Kelley Park, October 21, 2017, 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 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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