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"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 here."
-- President Bush, Earth Day, April 22, 2002, Whiteface Mountain, NY

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Do you need a permit? See the permit checklist in the Citizen’s Guide or fill out a jurisdictional inquiry form.

NYS Adirondack Park Agency Citizen's Guide

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.

NYS Dept. Environmental Conservation

NYS Dept. Of Transportation

NYS Dept. Of Health

Grant Opportunities

Green Innovation Grant Program - part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

NYS Smart Growth

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

National Scenic Byways Discretionary Grants

NYS Office of Community Renewal - New York State Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


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.

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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


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