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.

Village Offices

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). 

2020: Advisory Board Report

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.