Permit Types

LPC issues permits for work to landmark properties. The type of permit that's required for your project depends on the type of work you plan to do. A LPC staff preservationist will determine which type of permit is needed for your project after review of your permit application.

Permits are issued by either a staff preservationist or the full Commission. Permits for work that conforms to the Rules of the Landmarks Preservation Commission can be issued by a staff preservationist. Permits for work that do not meet the rules require a review by the full Commission at a public hearing. If this is the case, you must contact the community board where the property is located, and schedule an appointment to present your project to the community board's landmarks committee before you present your project to the full Landmarks Preservation Commission at a public hearing.

Permits are issued in the form of a letter from LPC to the applicant. The permit describes the proposed work and explains why it has been approved. The permit must be posted prominently at the building while the work is under way.

If the permit is denied, LPC sends a letter to the applicant explaining why the work was found to be inappropriate. The applicant can either revise the proposal or submit a new application.