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City Planning’s website provides multiple resources for property owners to understand what they can develop on their property.


ZoLa provides a simple way to research property and zoning regulations in New York City.

Find My Zoning

The text and maps of the Zoning Resolution are also available.



The Zoning Handbook provides a simple explanation of what is allowed in each zoning district. Online resources include:

The Zoning Help Desk provides zoning information and interpretation to the general public. Please have your block and lot information available when you contact the Help Desk.
Locate a block and lot.


Tel. 212-720-3291
Call during business hours and leave a detailed message,
Fill out the Zoning Information Inquiry Form, and a zoning specialist will call you.
(Note: You need to provide a phone number where you can be reached)

Business Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday

A zoning specialist will get back to you within two business days.


To learn about early process steps, please move on to Step 2: Begin the Application Process.


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