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Borough Offices

Central Office:

120 Broadway
31st Floor
New York, NY 10271
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Tel. 212-720-3300
Fax 212-720-3488

Manhattan Office

120 Broadway
31st Floor
New York, NY 10271
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Tel. 212-720-3480
Fax. 212-720-3488

Brooklyn Office

Temporary Relocation
120 Broadway
31st Floor
New York, NY 10271
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Tel. 718-780-8280

Bronx Office

1775 Grand Concourse, Suite 503
Bronx NY 10453
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Tel. 718-220-8500
Fax 718-584-8628

Queens Office

120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 201
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
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Tel. 718-520-2100
Fax 718-520-2096

Staten Island Office

130 Stuyvesant Place, 6th Fl.
Staten Island NY 10301-2511
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Tel. 718-556-7240
Fax 718-556-7305

Check first the Zoning Help Desk FAQ. If your question is not answered in the FAQ, then call:

Zoning Help Desk
Call during business hours, leave a detailed message, and a zoning specialist will get back to you within two business days.
Tel. 212-720-3291

Business Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday
(Note: The Zoning Help Desk is closed on legal holidays)


Fill out the Zoning Information Inquiry Form.
(Note: You need to provide a phone number where you can be reached)

*Please have your block and lot information available when you contact the Help Desk.
Locate a block and lot.

ATTENTION: To minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, the Department of City Planning is temporarily suspending some on-site operations including the Zoning Help Desk. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please call

Zoning Help Desk
Tel. 212-720-3291
Call during business hours and leave a detailed message,

Business Hours:
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday

*Please have your block and lot information available when you contact the Help Desk.
Locate a block and lot.

A formal Zoning Verification Letter (ZVL) can be provided by our Zoning Division for a fee of $110 for each letter. 

To request a ZVL, please fill out the online form at the following address:

In addition to filling out the online form, a check for $110, made out to the "NYC Department of City Planning" must be submitted for each request. Please include the borough, block and lot for the request on the check's memo line. The check must be mailed to:

NYC Department of City Planning
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10271

Please allow 10 business days from the time the payment is received for the issuance of the zoning verification letter.

If you have any questions, please contact Eva Merlo at 212-720-3325 or by email to

ATTENTION: As the Department of City Planning takes precautions against the spread of COVID-19, please expect some delays in processing times for zoning verification letters. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Central Intake:
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
Filing of ULURP and CEQR applications.
Phone Number: 212-720-3366 - please leave a voicemail 

All Filing
City Planning has temporarily revised filing protocols.  Please call 212.720.3366 - leave a voicemail or e-mail (

Read the Central Intake Frequently Asked Questions.

Please call or visit the appropriate DCP Borough Office.

To comment on an active land use application, please use our CPC Comments form to submit your comments to the City Planning Commission. All comments submitted through the form will be accepted until 11:59 PM, the week before the date of vote..

After this date, please mail or deliver your written comments to:

Calendar Information Office
120 Broadway - 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271

Please include in your written comments:

  • Subject of the Application
  • Calendar No.
  • Borough
  • ULURP No.
  • CD No.
  • Position (i.e. Opposed or In Favor)
  • Additional Comments
  • Your Name
  • Your Organization (if any)

Please submit comments as soon as possible, in order to be considered by the Commission before the vote.

Please contact Eva Merlo @

Please visit the Environmental Review webpage


Call the Environmental Assessment and Review Division 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Tel. 212-720-3423

  • Please visit the Commission’s webpage to find City Planning Commission schedules and agendas of public hearings, meetings and review sessions
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  • Disability Service Facilitator

    Soki Ng
    120 Broadway 31st Fl.
    New York, NY 10271
    Voice Phone: (212)720-3508
    DSF Information for the Department of City Planning

    Local Law 27 amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in relation to the designation of Disability Service Facilitators at City agencies. The law instructs each City agency to designate an employee as the Agency’s Disability Service Facilitator.  This individual ensures the  Agency complies with and  carries out its responsibilities under the ADA and other Federal, State, and Local Laws and regulations concerning accessibility for persons with disabilities.

    Please see the complete list of NYC Disability Service Facilitators

  • Please fill out the Copyright request form to request permission to use DCP copyrighted materials.
  • To ask a question about BYTES of the Big Apple products and to obtain a license for digital data, please email
  • Please visit the Bookstore on the web, to purchase a publication or map from our Bookstore.

All Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to DCP should be submitted via NYC OpenRecords ( Select "Department of City Planning (DCP)" from the agency dropdown menu.

DCP Records Access Officer:
Wendy Niles
Dept. of City Planning
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
New York, New York, 10271
(212) 720-3208

DCP Records Appeals Officer:
Susan E. Amron, Esq.
General Counsel
Dept. of City Planning
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
New York, New York 10271
Tel: (212) 720-3500

Questions about specific requests should also be made through NYC OpenRecords by using the “Contact the Agency” link available on every request page.

See more information about the PDF Document Department’s FOIL procedure - Updated 2/7/19

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