COVID-19 Response

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.

LPC will provide free language services, including written translations and in-person or telephonic interpretation, to any person requiring assistance.  Call 212-669-7817 or email

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
Instrucciones para participar en vistas públicas/reuniones virtuales de LPC (Español/Spanish)
参加纽约市地标保护委员会(LPC)虚拟听证会及会议说明 (简体中文/ Simplified Chinese)
參加紐約市地標保護委員會(LPC)虛擬聽證會及會議說明 (繁體中文/Traditional Chinese)

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 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 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

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