Thursday, 02 July 2020 13:15

City Building Department: “We’re Fully Operational”

SARATOGA SPRINGS — While City Hall offices remain closed to the public, the Building Department is fully operational, the organization announced this week. 

Permit applications are being reviewed and issued as usual.  Email notifications are automatically sent to inform applicants as their application moves through the review process. 

However, at this time, applications for building permits continue to be accepted via U.S. Mail only.  Until the Building Department has moved into its new location on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 474 Broadway, and City Hall reopens to the public, the department is unable to accept applications and documents in person. 

The Building Departments says it will communicate via email with applicants at the following stages: When an application is received in the mail; When all required information has been received, the application is complete and has been checked into the department’s Review Queue; When a building inspector is assigned to review the application and plans; When permit is approved and ready to issue.

Inspections are being performed in all cases when the state-required "Safety Plan" is in place.

Inspections can be requested three ways: Submit request directly into system (preferred) using the online form from the city’s website at:; Email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Call the inspection line at 518-587-3550, ext. 2511. 

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