Welcome to the Village of Saranac Lake
The Village of Saranac Lake is a beautiful community of 5,400 residents located in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The village is governed by a Village Board.
The Mayor and Four Trustees determine policies, enact local legislation, adopt budgets, and appoint the Village Manager who performs day-to-day administrative duties.
Village services are carried out through various departments within the Village of Saranac Lake government.
Find the Village's local laws and policies, here.
Location: 39 Main St., 2nd Floor, Saranac Lake, NY
Hours of Operation: 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday
Dropbox Only. No In-Person Payments or Meetings.
Dropbox is at the top of the stairs, use the Village-only entrance (far right on front of building).
1st Step: Building Permit
The Village of Saranac Lake's Planning/Code Enforcement Office works very hard to ensure that projects get off the ground and are completed in a safe manner that meets NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code This starts with you:
- It is up to the applicant and any hired help to work to submit a substantive application. Once a plan has been put on paper, it is more accessible to each party to come together and make your dream deck, addition, renovation, or new building project a reality.
- *Project size does not always determine the need to complete a building permit application. If you are unsure whether your home or business project triggers a building permit process, please contact the Code Enforcement office, (518)891-4150.