Rules and Resources

The Landmarks Preservation Commission Rules set forth the Commission's application and public hearing procedures, and the rules and standards for work on buildings in historic districts and individual landmarks.

The LPC Rules are found in Title 63 of the Rules of the City of New York, available through an online portal that contains all of the city rules. You can also find a PDF version of the LPC Rules here.

Proposed work that meets the rules may be approved by the LPC staff. If proposed work does not meet the rules, the application must be reviewed by the full Commission at a public hearing.

To assist owners of landmark buildings and sites, LPC has created manuals that explain these rules and regulations, as well as guides for how to get permits for work as quickly as possible. See our Permit Application Guide, Technical Resources, Rules and Master Plans, and Storefronts pages to learn more.

Newly-Adopted Rules

On February 13, 2024, LPC voted to calendar proposed amendments to Chapter 2 of Title 63 of the Rules of the City of New York, consisting of amendments to existing rules, including amendments relating to roadway and sidewalk cafes. The public hearing on the proposed amendments to the rules was held on April 16, 2024. On May 7, 2024, the Commission voted to approve the proposed amendments. The amendments to LPC rules will go into effect on June 24, 2024.

A copy of the proposed rules and the Statement of Basis and Purpose can be found here.

Proposed Rules

On April 9, 2024, LPC voted to calendar proposed amendments to Chapter 2 of Title 63 of the Rules of the City of New York, consisting of amendments relating to the installation of bus shelters.

A copy of the proposed rules and the Statement of Basis and Purpose can be found here.