The Saratoga Springs Design Review Board is a 7 member citizen board appointed by the Mayor to 5-year staggered terms. The City Council gives the Design Review Board the following independent authorities to review development activities within city boundaries:
Historic Review: the Board has jurisdiction over signage and exterior building changes on most properties within the city's National Register Districts or historic landmark sites.
Architectural Review: the Board has jurisdiction over signage and exterior building changes on properties that face the major entrance roads to the city.
The Design Review Board also provides advisory services to the City Council, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Board on various development activity.