City Planning Rules

The City Planning Rules are established by the City Planning Commission (the “Commission”) or the Department of City Planning (the Department), as may be applicable, pursuant to the City Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 45 of the Charter New York City Charter), and have been adopted in accordance with Section 1043 thereof. The City Planning Rules are located in Title 62 of the Rules of the City of New York. The City Planning Rules include rules related to: the Practice and Procedure of the City Planning Commission, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedures, Fees and Contributions, City Coastal Commission Procedures, City Environmental Quality Review, Rules for the Processing of Plans Pursuant to Charter Section 197a, Rules for the Definition of Major Concessions, Upper West Side Enhanced Commercial District Rules and Rules for the Processing of Applications for Permitted Parking Pursuant to Section 93-82 of the Zoning Resolution.

Proposed Rules:

  • December 15, 2017 –Pursuant to §1043(b)(1) of CAPA, the Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed Department of City Planning (“Department”)/City Planning Commission (“Commission”) rule modification to facilitate the implementation of the proposed Paperless Filing System for the Department and the Commission at the Public Meeting of the Commission at 10:00 AM on January 17, 2018 at the lower level arcade, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.  Please see the proposed rules.

    Notice of Public Hearing Location Change

    On December 15, 2017 the Department of City Planning (“City Planning”) published a notice in the City Record for a proposed modification of certain City Planning rules found in Title 62 of the Rules of the City of New York.  These proposed modifications would facilitate the implementation of City Planning’s Paperless Filing System.  The notice stated that the location of the public hearing for this rule modification, to be held at 10:00 am on January 17, 2018,  would be the “lower level arcade of 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271”.  However, due to unforeseen circumstances the location of the public hearing must be changed and will take place at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007.  The time for the public hearing will remain the same. 

  • October 24, 2017 – Rule Promulgation for the West Chelsea Affordable Housing Fund from the High Line Transfer Corridor.  Public Hearing is scheduled for November 29, 2017, 10am at 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007.  The New York City Rules online portal can be accessed here

Recently Adopted Rules:

Special District Rules:

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For more information about Rulemaking in New York City please visit the NYC Rules web site. There you can find a basic overview of New York City’s rulemaking process, notice of proposed rule changes, and the ability to comment on proposed rule changes during the statutorily required comment period, and the adopted rules.