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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
Maps, Guides, and Manuals

Permit Application Guide

The LPC’s Permit Application Guide is designed toi help owners file complete applications that include the correct materials so our staff can review proposed projects and issue permits more expeditiously. The guide lists the materials that must be submitted, describes the criteria a project must meet to qualify for a permit, and explains the preservation principles for those criteria.

The guide includes application filing instructions, sample applications and checklists for nine of the most common categories of work that require an LPC permit. More work types will be added over time. If your project or work type is not included in this manual, please contact 212-669-7700 or send an e-mail to LPC for assistance on how to complete a permit application. Please note the guide is meant to be used in conjunction with LPC's rules (in PDF), and is not a substitute for filing an application for a work permit. 

Landmarks Preservation Commission Permit Application Guide

Below are individual guides (in PDF) for the most common types of work performed on landmark sites:  

Awning Installation
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Equipment
Rear Yard and Rooftop Additions
Restoring Masonry, Roofs, Doors, Stoops, Fences and Handrails
Sidewalks, Sidewalk Cafés, Yards and Areaways
Signage, Lighting & Fire Escapes
Storefronts in Historic Districts
Temporary Installations

Window Repair and Replacement


LPC Calendar & Actions


August 12, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
August 8, 2014

August 5, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
August 1, 2014

July 22, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
July 18, 2014

July 15, 2014
Public Meeting

July 8, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
July 3, 2014

June 24, 2014
Public Meeting

June 17, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
June 13, 2014

June 3, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
May 30, 2014

May 20, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
May 16, 2014

May 13, 2014
Public Meeting

May 6, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
May 2, 2014

April 29, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
April 25, 2014

April 08, 2014
Public Meeting

April 1, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
March 28, 2014

March 25, 2014
Public Hearing/Meeting
Research

March 18, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
March 14, 2014

March 11, 2014
Public Meeting

March 04, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
February 28, 2014

February 18, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
February 14, 2014

February 11, 2014
Public Meeting

January 21, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
January 17, 2014

January 14, 2014
Public Hearing

January 07, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
January 03, 2014

December 17, 2013
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
December 13, 2013


Search for LPC Permits

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Center for New York City Law