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Town Clerk's Office

Know if I need a building permit?
Most all construction projects require a building permit; new constructions, additions, decks, fences, pools, roofs, etc. Contact the Building Department at 884-2764 regarding your project and its permit requirements.
How do I license my dog?
The licenses are issues by the Town Clerk's Office.  Proof of rabies vaccination required and spay/neuter certificate if applicable.
How do I get a marriage license?
Marriage licenses are issued by the Town Clerk’s Office for a cost of $40.00. Both parties must be present with identification. Any and all divorce papers from all prior marriages are required (if applicable).
How do I obtain a handicap parking permit?
Temporary and Permanent Handicap Parking Permits are available at the Town Clerk's office.  An application must be signed by a physician and is available to print below. 
How do I get access to Town Records?
The Town Clerk’s Office makes available all town records during regular office hours. Records can be obtained by completing a Freedom of Information Request (FOIL) form available here at our Town's Licenses and Form Page or by calling 885-9220, ext. 110.
How do I reserve a pavilion in the park for a special function?
Park pavilions can be reserved by contacting the Business Office. For Town residents, pavilions 1 & 2 are available for $75 each. For non-residents, there is a $100 fee for pavilions 1 & 2. An application is available at our Town's Licenses and Form Page or by contacting the Business Office at 885-9220, ext. 122.
Reserve the Community Center for a special function?
The Community Center can be reserved by contacting the Business Office at 885-9220, ext. 122. For Town residents, the cost is $50 per hour with an additional $100 charge for use of the kitchen. The Center is available to non-residents for an additional 15%. Call for availability. An application is available here at our Town's Licenses and Form Page
How do I get a document notarized?
A Notary is generally available at the Town Offices during regular offices hours. Proof of identity is required.
How do I address a problem with my water service?
The Town of Milton does not provide municipal water to its residents. Depending on where you live, your water may come from the Village of Ballston Spa (885-5711), Heritage Springs Water (371-7942/467-8601), Rowlands Hollow Water (226-0107/527-3268) or the City of Saratoga Springs (587-3550). Contact the entity you pay your water bill with any concerns.
Where do I get my marriage license?
Marriage licenses are issued by the Town Clerk's Office.  Both parties must be present with vaild photo identification. Must provide any and all divorce papers if applicable.
Where can I turn in a F.O.I.L. request?
The Town Clerk's Office makes all town records available during regular business  hours.  Records can be obtained by completing a Freedom of Information Request available below or by calling (518) 885.9220 Ext 110.
How can I obtain a certified copy of marriage certificate?
You must go to the original Town Clerk/City Clerk who issed the original marriage license.

Tax Collector

How do I apply for a STAR, Senior STAR, Veterans' and Agricultural exemption for my property?
Exemption requirements, applications and deadline dates are available on the Assessor’s Page. Or, contact them by phone at 885-8047
What if I feel my assessment is not a fair assessment?
Contact the Assessor’s Office for the procedures to follow to grieve your assessment.
How do I get a copy of a tax bill?
Copies of tax bills can be obtained by contacting the Tax Collector’s Office at 885-9220, ext. 119.

Building & Permits

How do I get a Building Permit?
Please feel free to stop by the Building Department on the Lower Level of Town Hall located at 503 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa New York.  You may call as well at (518) 884-2764.
How do I subdivide my land or apply for a lot line adjustment?
Please review the Zoning Law here http://www.ecode360.com/9164648.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Building Department at (518) 884-2764
Apply for a lot line adjustment?
Complete zoning laws can be accessed here (General Code Publishers). Or, call the Building Department at 884-2764.
Find out what uses are allowable on my property?
Complete zoning laws can be accessed here (General Code Publishers). Or, call the Building Department at 884-2764.
How do I dispose of old paint?
Regular latex paint is not considered hazardous. Open the can to let the paint harden then dispose of it in your trash.
How do I dispose of large items?
The Town does not pick up and dispose large bulk items. Metal appliances can be disposed of at the County Recycling Center on County Farm Road (1-866-738-7348). Other large items may be accepted at the Hiram Hollow Transfer Station in Wilton. Call 793-1098 for details.
How do I get sand / or salt for use in the winter?
The Highway Department makes available sand and salt (in five-gallon buckets only) for residents’ use during the winter. If the gates are closed entry is prohibited for safety reasons. In this case a pile will be left outside the gate. For more information contact the Highway Department at 885-5655.