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Zoning and Land Use ZoLa - Zoning and Land Use Application
With the Department of City Planning's Zoning and Land Use (ZoLa) application you can find the zoning for a property, discover new proposals for your neighborhood and learn where City Planning initiatives apply across NYC.
NYC Zoning Text
Zoning Text
The zoning text consists of 13 articles. Articles I through VII contain the regulations that apply to every residential, commercial and manufacturing district. Articles VIII through XIII contain the regulations for the special purpose districts.

NYC Zoning Maps
Zoning Maps
The 126 New York City zoning maps show the locations and boundaries of zoning districts, special purpose districts and commercial overlay districts. The zoning maps can be accessed by selecting from a list or picked out visually from an overview map.

NYC Zoning Districts
Zoning Districts
Zoning Districts summarizes the regulations for each district, including illustrations of typical building forms. Special purpose districts, tailored to distinctive qualities in certain neighborhoods, are also presented. Full requirements for all zoning districts are found in the Zoning Resolution.

Zoning Tools Zoning Tools
Zoning Tools summarizes specific land use initiatives that address particular policy goals. They range from zoning incentives, such as the Inclusionary Housing Program and the FRESH Food Program, to urban design and open space standards for public plazas, streetscapes and waterfront access areas.

About Zoning
About Zoning
Zoning shapes the city. Zoning determines the size and use of buildings, where they are located and, in large measure, the densities of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Along with the city's power to budget, tax, and condemn property, zoning is a key tool for carrying out planning policy. New York City has been a pioneer in the field of zoning policy since it enacted the nation's first comprehensive Zoning Resolution in 1916.

Zoning Glossary Zoning Glossary
Definitions and illustrations of zoning terms.
Zoning the City Zoning the City
Addressing New York City's 21st Century Challenges.
Zoning Content

Zoning Information Desk
For general information about specific properties such as the zoning district and the type of uses allowed.

By Phone:
(212) 720-3291

Monday through Friday:
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Zoning Information Inquiry


Verification Letters
Requests for official Zoning Verification letters should be made in writing, and should be sent to Zoning Division of the Department of City Planning.

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Zoning Handbook
Zoning Handbook Cover

Updated and expanded plain language guide to
NYC zoning regulations.

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