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 Bulding 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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Call for Coordinator

Call for Task Force Coordinator- The current Climate Smart Communities Task Force Coordinator will be stepping down from this volunteer role in March. The Task Force is looking for an individual that is willing to step into this role. Find out more by contacting the current coordinator, Erin Griffin, egriffin@adirondack.org and check out the description document.


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.