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.
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).
Water Tapping, Water Meter, Sewer Tapping, Street and/or Sidewalk Opening
New construction? Or a replacement of something old? This permit ensures that the Village's Department of Public Works is aware of any changes related to water metering and sewer lines, and helps to update the file for you property with any recent changes. The DPW Permit is for:
- Sewer line
- Water meter
- Water line
- Sidewalk opening (as related to water/sewer)
- Road opening
Contact Dustin Martin, Superintendent of the DPW, (518)891-4160 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Resolution Bill 60-2020
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.