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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
Apply for a Permit


The Commission helps preserve the City's landmark properties by regulating changes to their significant features. LPC doesn't prevent owners from making changes, but rather works with them to ensure that planned changes are appropriate to the character and style of their buildings.

Owners or tenants must apply for a permit from LPC before doing certain kinds of work affecting the exterior and/or interior of landmarked properties. In addition to filing an application, you must provide certain documents and materials that explain the alterations you plan to make. Learn more about how to get a permit. If you’re ready to get started print an application (in PDF) now.

LPC permits are required for the following exterior work:
  • Any restoration, alteration, reconstruction, demolition, or new construction that affects the exterior of an individual landmark or a building in a historic district if the project requires a permit from the Department of Buildings
  • Any project that affects the exterior, even if a Department of Buildings permit is not required
LPC permits are required for the following interior work:
  • Projects that require a permit from the Department of Buildings
  • Projects that affect the exterior of a building
  • Projects that affect interior spaces that have been designated as interior landmarks
LPC permits are not required for ordinary repairs or maintenance such as:
  • Replacing broken window glass
  • Repainting a building exterior or feature a color that matches the existing color
  • Replacing caulk around windows and doors
If you have any doubt whether you need a permit for your project, please call the Commission at 212-669-7817.

LPC Calendar & Actions


September 9, 2014
Public Hearing
Material Viewing:
September 5, 2014

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


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