The Commission receives approximately 800 complaints annually. Every complaint is investigated. Complaints may be submitted in any of the following ways:
Please submit any supporting documentation, including photographs. This information can be very helpful and may expedite the investigation.
When a complaint is received, enforcement staff often visits the property to assess and document possible illegal conditions. Staff then reviews historic photographs and relevant records to determine if violations exist. Staff members also investigate reports of buildings in disrepair and may take enforcement action if an owner has failed to maintain his or her landmark in good repair.
The agency also receives complaints through the 311 system and City complaint portal but please consider contacting the LPC Enforcement staff directly for more detailed information.
Violations of the Landmarks Law occur when work is done on a landmark property without a permit, when work does not comply with a permit, or when a landmark building is not maintained in a condition of good repair. To report a potential violation, please complete a complaint form and follow the instructions for filing.