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    The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals was established in 1916 along with the creation of the City's first zoning ordinance.
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    Visit the Public Hearing section of the BSA website for more information about BSA Public Hearings.
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    View videos of both NYC Board of Standards Executive Review Sessions and Public Hearings
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    Learn about requesting files or information from the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals.
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    The Board Office is located at 250 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10007


Administrative Notice

Physical Culture Establishment Legalization(PCE) Administrative Notice. To read more visit administrative notices page.


Administrative Notice

Certification of Statements Made in All Applications. To read more visit forms and instructions page.


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Foil request to the Board of Standards and Appeals can now be made through Open Records Portal. After submission of a FOIL request you will receive a confirmation number, where you will be able to track the status of the response.

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The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals is pleased to announce its participation in NYC Open Data.  A dataset of all applications filed since January 1, 1998  at the Board can be found on NYC Open Data. A map of all “Variances” and “Special Permits” from 1998 through the present can also be viewed through the NYC Open Data portal.

2019 BSA Calendar

Download the 2019 Public Hearing Calendar.

Download the 2020 Public Hearing Calendar.

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