Office of Planning & Economic Development


Until further notice, land use board meetings will be held virtually using Zoom videoconferencing.

  • Register to attend the upcoming DRC meeting on Wednesday, November 18.
  • Join the Planning Board Meeting on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 PM.
  • Register to attend the upcoming ZBA Meeting on Monday, December 14 at 6:30pm..

Effective 12/1/20

Due to the status of COVID-19 in our area, the Planning Department is serving the public as follows:


  • Land Use Board applications (PDF format) must be emailed to Jennifer Merriman.   
  • Application fees and required hard copy materials may be mailed or put in the Planning Office DROP-OFF BOX located in the hallway of the ramp entrance to City Hall.
  • For active Land Use Board applications, staff is available by Zoom appointment and also by  phone and email during business hours. 
  • City Land Use Boards meetings held per the published schedule on the website.  The meetings will be held virtually via Zoom videoconferencing.
  • Lindsey Connors in Community Development is available by Zoom appointment and also by phone and email during business hours. 
  • Tina Carton, the Administrator of Parks, Open Space, Historic Preservation & Sustainability is available by Zoom appointment and also by phone and email during business hours.
  1. Planning Board
  2. Design Review Commission
  3. Zoning Board of Appeals

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month (calendar)
  • City Hall
    474 Broadway
    City Council Chambers
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and MinutesView Agendas and Minutes 2012 and Older


Available Here.

About the Board

The Saratoga Springs Planning Board is a 7 member citizen board appointed by the Mayor to 7-year staggered terms. The City Council gives the Planning Board the following independent authorities to review development activities within city boundaries:
  1. Floodplain Variances: property owners that need relief from Federal and State regulations governing development in an area subject to periodic flooding may apply to the Planning Board for relief.
  2. Site Plan Review: the Planning Board has jurisdiction over the development of most new multi-family, commercial, institutional and industrial projects. Site plan review covers such items as parking, landscaping, lighting, drainage, etc.
  3. Soil Erosion and Sediment Control: the disturbance or clearing of land more than 1/2 acre in most parts of the City requires a permit from the Planning Board.
  4. Special Use Permits: the Planning Board has approval to allow certain types of land uses to be established within existing zoning districts provided special standards and conditions are met.
  5. Subdivision Review: the creation of any new lot within the  city requires an approval from the Planning Board.
The Planning Board also provides advisory services to the City Council, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Design Review Commission on various development activity.

Important Documents

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