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.


Find the Village's local laws and policies, here.

Village Offices

Location: 39 Main St., 2nd Floor, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Hours of Operation: 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday

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: 


  • Before moving forward to the application process, please read up on the Requirements for Building a Deck.
  • 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.

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PTAB Seeking New Members

Positions are now open for a two-year, volunteer term on PTAB. 

All interested candidates should submit a letter of interest highlighting background, skills and why PTAB is a good fit by March 31, 2024 to Community Development Director, Katrina Glynn, comdev@saranaclakeny.gov.

Explore the PTAB webpage for more information on this Advisory Board's mission, goals, and achievements.