COVID-19 Response (updated 5/14/2020)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has temporarily closed its office at 1 Centre Street, but continues to provide services by email and phone. This message 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

On April 21, 2020, we resumed public hearings/meetings. LPC is holding virtual public hearings/meetings by livestreaming them on YouTube and via Zoom, a teleconferencing application that allows applicants and members of the public to participate using either the Zoom app on their smartphone or computer or by telephone using a dial-in number.

Instructions and additional information for participating in our virtual public hearings are available below and on our hearings page here

Instructions for Participating in Virtual LPC Public Hearings/Meetings

If you have concerns about access to and/or participating in our virtual hearings, please contact Rich Stein, Community and Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator at or 646-248-0220 and we will work with you to make accommodations.

Applications and Permits

LPC is temporarily 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 Read more about E-filing below.

Doing Business with LPC

All staff is working remotely at this time and checking emails and voicemails on a regular basis. 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 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