Adirondack Park Agency

Agency Laws and Regulations

The Adirondack Park Agency administers the following documents...

Adirondack Park Agency Act (Executive Law, article 27)

Freshwater Wetlands Act (Environmental Conservation Law, article 24)

Wild Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Act (Environmental Conservation Law, article 15, title 27).

Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (August 2019)

Rules and Regulations

Jurisdiction Summary Chart


If you're interested in learning what can be done with property inside the Adirondack Park, but aren't comfortable reading legal documents, the best place to start is the Citizen's Guide to Adirondack Park Agency Land Use Regulations (pdf 370kb).

Links to Agency regulations can be found in the Reference Materials section of our website.
See Rules and Regulations and Public Informational Flyers for links to documents covering Agency regulations.

The complete listing of all New York State Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) is available online through the NYS Department of State website.


Notice and Disclaimer: The above links to the Acts are to reprints of McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated from Westlaw and are reprinted with the permission of Thomson Reuters.  While the Agency makes every effort to ensure the reprinted materials are accurate and up to date, to ensure accuracy, the certified McKinney’s Consolidated Laws or Consolidated Laws published by the NYS Legislature should be accessed.

If you're not sure where to start, start with the Citizen's Guide. It should answer many questions or direct you to sources that will.

NYS Adirondack Park Agency Citizen's Guide


Other sources of information from New York State include:

the State Library
the State Museum
the State Archives
the Department of Environmental Conservation