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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


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LPC Calendar & Actions


October 28, 2014
Public Hearing/Meeting
Material Viewing:
October 24, 2014

October 21, 2014
Public Meeting

October 21, 2014
Public Meeting
Material Viewing:
October 17, 2014

October 7, 2014
Public Meeting

September 30, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
September 26, 2014

September 23, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
September 19, 2014

September 16, 2014
Public Meeting
Material Viewing:
September 12, 2014


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Center for New York City Law