Building Department

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Inspection Hours

Monday - Friday 10 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 3 pm
***Requests outside of these hours require advance agreement with the Building Department and vary depending upon staff availability ***

Phone: 518-490-2715

*** Please see the FAQ section at the bottom of this page for help with many common questions.***

Building Department Services

  • Enforcement of Code of the Town of Ballston and NYS Building Codes.
  • Reviews plans, issues permits and provides inspections for the following types of construction:
    • New construction of commercial and residential buildings
    • Alterations, repair, renovation, reconstruction of existing commercial and residential buildings
    • Accessory structures including sheds, decks, and swimming pools
    • Installation of Plumbing and HVAC systems
    • Waste Water (septic) system installation, replacement or decommission
    • Signs
    • Installation of Roof- and Ground-mounted residential PV (solar) arrays, EV charging stations, Generators 
    • Fire safety inspections of commercial and multi-family dwellings
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