Adirondack Park Agency


The following Adirondack Park Agency policies provide the Agency and its staff documents that promote consistent execution of responsibilities, insure adherence to law and rule, and reflect a commonly agreed upon way of doing business.

Administrative Adjudication Plan -- For guides to hearing procedures please go to our flyers page.

Agency Policy on Energy Supply, Conservation and Efficiency in the Adirondack Park -- AGENCY - 7 (pdf 341kb)

Agency Minutes Policy -- AGENCY - 3 (pdf 17kb)

Agency Policy, Procedures & Guidance System -- AGENCY - 1 (pdf 15kb)

Agency Public Comment Policy -- AGENCY - 2 (pdf 31kb)

Resolution of the Adirondack Park Agency on Delegating Certain Powers and Responsibilities

Civil Penalty Guidelines -- LEGAL - 2 (revised May 2011 pdf 291kb)

General Enforcement Guidelines -- LEGAL - 1 (pdf 119kb)

Memorandum Of Understanding Between The Adirondack Park Agency And The Department Of Environmental Conservation Concerning Implementation Of The State Land Master Plan For The Adirondack Park (pdf 944kb)

Review of Proposed Amendments to Agency-Approved Local Land Use Programs -- AGENCY - 5 (pdf 27kb)

Review of Variances Referred to the Agency from Agency-Approved Local Land Use Programs -- LOCAL SERVICES - 1 (pdf 23kb)

Telecommunication Towers and Tall Structures Policy -- AGENCY - 4 (pdf 19kb)


The following documents commonly meet many needs.

Citizen's Guide -- (CitizensGuide.pdf 370kb)
Adirondack Park Agency Act
Rules and Regulations
Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan -- Word Accessible version -- PDF version

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