Addressing the Needs of Property Owners
The Adirondack Park Agency regulates development on private land in the Adirondack Park. Before you develop property, you may need a permit from the APA. For more information, please see the links below.
- Understanding Land Use Area Classification
- Understanding Critical Environmental Areas
- Shorelines, Rivers and Trees
- The Permit Process
- Project Permit Checklist
- Communicating with the Agency - help on who to talk to and what information to have ready.
- About the Park
- About the Adirondack Park Agency
The following information, forms and applications will help you with issues related to property ownership. For more complete information, please call (518) 891-4050.
- Agency Advice and Services
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Citizens' Guide -- (pdf 370kb)
- Jurisdictional Inquiry Form
- Minor Project Permit Application -- (pdf 181kb)
- Minor Project Permit Applicant's Handbook
- Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map
As with any development project in New York State, more than one permit may be required for your proposed activity. more...
Please check with other state agencies and your local town or village office about other regulations that may apply to your project.
Do you need a permit? See the permit checklist in the Citizen’s Guide or fill out a jurisdictional inquiry form.
Green Innovation Grant Program - part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Recovery.NY.gov - New York State Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
"Generations of New Yorkers have made a commitment and have said
this: tread lightly here, and make sure we place sensible limits
on the recent development. And that's what's happened. Here we
see good stewardship in action. The Adirondack Park is among the
first protected wilderness areas in our country. Yet, this land
is also home to many - a place to work, a sanctuary for visitors
who come here to appreciate the peace and beauty they can find
-- President Bush, Earth Day, April 22, 2002, Whiteface Mountain, NY