Step 3: Preparation of Land Use and Environmental Applications

The Department of City Planning accepts checks, money orders and credit cards for application fees. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. If paying with a check or money order, please make it payable to the City of New York for the total amount of the required fees in order to be considered complete. You can pay either in person at our offices at 120 Broadway, over the phone or by fax.

Following the Interdivisional Meeting, DCP will provide applicants with clear, written guidance on the land use and environmental applications.  DCP suggests that any applicant that needs a Reasonable Worst Case Development Scenario for their project wait to prepare the land use application until after the applicant first meets with DCP’s Environmental Assessment and Review Division. 

Draft land use applications should be prepared following the guidance discussed with DCP and as described in the Interdivisional Meeting minutes.  Applicants should submit 3 paper copies and 1 digital copy of each application to the Lead Planner, or to Central Intake ONLY if the project is located in Manhattan. Draft CEQR Forms and Environmental Assessment Statements can be submitted to Central Intake in 2 paper copies and 1 digital copy.

Land use applications consist of a land use application form and attachments that clearly describe the proposed land use actions and any development that may be facilitated by, or approved, as a part of the proposed actions. Applicants may consider using the Applicant Maps Tool to produce some of the maps required as part of the land use applications. The tool makes the production of required maps less time consuming to prepare and eliminates the need for costly drafting or GIS software.

Note: Please be advised that all materials submitted to the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) in connection with the application may be placed on the DCP website and used in DCP presentations regarding the application.  These materials may also be subject to production by DCP pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) in Article 6 of the Public Officers Law.

Applicants, with the exception of those noted below, are required to submit a PDF Document Doing Business with the City Form with all application packages. A PDF Document Doing Business with the City FAQ will assist you in filling out the form.

The PDF Document Doing Business with the City Form is not required for applicants who are:

  • Homeowner applicants with actions concerning one, two, or three family dwellings.
  • Not for profit neighborhood, community or similar association applicants
  • City agency applicants without a private co-applicant

Click on an application type to see a detailed explanation of the requirements and to access standards and samples.

Word Document Land Use Application
PDF Document Attachment Checklist
Word Document Site Data Sheet
Word Document Site Data Sheet H (for HA application types only)
Word Document Supplemental Form MM/ZM/ZR
Word Document Supplemental Form ZS/ZA/ZC
PDF Document Supplemental Form PD/HA
Word Document Supplemental Form PF
PDF Document Doing Business with the City Form

PDF Document Download the Application Requirement Checklist

The checklist can help applicants to understand what is required for each type of land use action. Application requirements will be confirmed by the Department of City Planning project team at the Interdivisional Meeting.

To continue with filing and paying fees for your applications, please move on to Step 4: Filing of Applications and Paying Fees.