Code Enforcement

It is the duty of the Office of Code Enforcement to enforce and administer the provisions of the City's laws, codes, rules and regulations specified in Chapter 8 of the City Charter. View the City Code of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

The City of Saratoga Springs was incorporated in 1915 with ordinances appropriate for the day. Since then, the City has faced changing conditions from time to time and has made corresponding changes in its ordinances. The various chapters of the Code contain all currently effective legislation (local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions) enacted by the City Council of the City of Saratoga Springs.


The Code is divided into two major divisions. The first division includes the Charter of the City of Saratoga Springs.
The second division includes all legislation of a general and permanent nature as Parts I and II:
  • Part I, Administrative Legislation, contains all city legislation of an administrative nature, such as that dealing with the administration of government, that establishing or regulating municipal departments and that affecting officers and employees of the municipal government and its departments.
  • Part II, General Legislation, contains all other city legislation of a regulatory nature. Items of legislation in this part generally impose penalties for violation of their provisions, whereas those in Part I do not.
The "Code of the City of Saratoga Springs, New York" is published in "hardcopy" format and on the internet by the General Code Publishers. Revised information is presented to the General Code Publishers to update the Code on an annual basis.