As a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 emergency declaration, the Public Design Commission offices at City Hall and 253 Broadway will be closed until further notice. However, staff will be checking emails and voicemails on a regular basis.


Public Design Commission of the City of New York
City Hall, Third Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 788-3071
Fax: (212) 312-0836

Email the Commission

For media inquiries, please contact the Press Office at or (212) 788-2958.

If you would like to submit a written statement about a project that will be reviewed by the Commission, see Public Testimony.

If you are an artist inquiring about commissions for works of art on City-owned property, please contact the Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Program directly, as the Commission does not commission works of art.

If you would like to conduct research in the Public Design Commission Archive, please submit a research request.

To submit a FOIL request, please visit the City’s Open Record website. In the Agency field, select "Mayor's Office (OOM)".

To request a free public tour of City Hall or the Design Commission Archive, see Public Tours.

To submit a design proposal, please review the Submission Requirements, noting that each submission must be coordinated with a City agency liaison, and all submission materials must be delivered **no later than 12:00 PM** on the submission due date to the Mail Room at the Manhattan Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007.

For delivery of models or large and/or delicate samples, please call the Design Commission at (212) 788-3071 to make arrangements.