COVID-19 Response

July 8, 2021 Update: We are excited to continue to transition the staff back to the office. The health and well-being of our employees and the general public are our top priority, so our office will remain closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to only accept applications and corresponding materials electronically via E-Filing. Starting July 20, 2021 LPC Public hearings will be held at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, Borough of Manhattan, but the agency is working on adding remote access in the future.

See LPC's July 2021 Return to Office Plan here (PDF)

While we have some staff in the office, we continue to provide services by email and phone. During this time, please send all correspondence and communicate with us by email so that we can respond more quickly. The message below outlines measures we have taken to ensure we can continue to serve the city while protecting the health of its employees and the general public.

Public Hearings/Meetings

Starting July 20, 2021 LPC Public hearings will be held at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, Borough of Manhattan. Any person requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hearing or attend the meeting should contact the Landmarks Commission no later than five (5) business days before the hearing or meeting. The Commission is working on adding remote access into the hearing process and is aiming to incorporate this in September. Finally, please be aware: COVID-19 safety protocols are in effect at the location; all members of the public and applicants and their teams must wear a proper face covering.

Applications and Permits

LPC is only accepting electronic filing of all permit applications and is issuing permits electronically. Application forms and associated drawings, photographs and other materials must be emailed to LPC at applications@lpc.nyc.gov. Do not mail or messenger paper application forms, drawings or other materials to the office; you will be asked to resubmit them electronically. Read more about E-filing below.

Doing Business with LPC

While we have some staff in the office, we continue to provide services by email and phone. During this time, please send all correspondence and communicate with us by email so that we can respond more quickly. 

This is an extraordinary time and we greatly appreciate your support as we work to continue to provide important governmental functions.  We will continue to update the public with any new and pertinent information as necessary by email, through our website nyc.gov/landmarks and through our social media channels (follow us on Twitter @nyclandmarks and like us on Facebook).

For more information on COVID-19, including guidance and safety tips, go to nyc.gov/coronavirus