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Saratoga County

Saratoga County is named for the Native American word meaning “the hill beside the river”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Warren County

E – Washington County and Rensselaer County

S – Albany County and Schenectady County

W – Montgomery CountyFulton County and Hamilton County


Created:  February 7. 1791                    Map of New York highlighting Saratoga County

County Seat:

Ballston Spa     1791 – present


County Courthouse – Ballston Spa 


Location:  30 McMaster Street / Remsen Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cadman & Droste of Troy

Contractor:  Hanson Construction Company of Scotia


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and has a recessed first story. The second story has projecting vertical window frames with recessed window. The building is part of the Saratoga County Complex. The roof line is flat.


Note: The bid by Hanson Construction Company was $1,850,000. Other bids were Campito Plumbing and Heating Inc. of Albany for mechanical work at $516,609, Trojan Hardware Company for plumbing at $327,000 and Smith Electric Company of Cohoes for electrical at $229,439.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1818. The previous courthouse was designed by M F Cumings and built in 1889.


See:  The former administration for the Judicial District 4 was located at Saratogo Springs.

See:  The 4th Judicial District is located at 101 State Farm Place in Malta and includes Clinton CountyEssex CountyFranklin County, Fulton CountyHamilton County, Montgomery County, Saint Lawrence County, Schenectady County, Warren County and Washington County.


County Administration – Ballston Spa 



Location:  40 McMaster Street / Remsen Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Milton Lee Crandell

Contractor:  Frank E Antolick.


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped ground. The building forms an “L” shape with a south wing. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Clerks Office and Supervisors Building.



County Courthouse – Ballston Spa













County Supreme Court courtroom







County Court courtroom



County Supreme Court courtroom















Photos taken 2010 and 2017