Adirondack Park Agency

Important Note:The Adirondack Park Agency's online regulations are provided on a separate website provided by Westlaw. A disclaimer and additional information are below.

APA's Rules and Regulations

The full Adirondack Park Agency rules and regulations are presented as a PDF and can be found here.

APA's regulations are found within Title 9, Subtitle Q of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). The individual sections are linked to in the list below.

Parts and Appendices

Part 570 Introduction; Definitions used in these Regulations

Part 571 Determination of Agency Permit or Variance Jurisdiction

Part 572 Procedures for the Review of Projects

Part 573 Jurisdiction of Projects Pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act

Part 574 Standards for the Review of Projects Pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act

Part 575 Shoreline Restrictions of the Adirondack Park Agency Act

Part 576 Standards for the Review of Variances Pursuant to the Adirondack Park Agency Act

Part 577 Special Provisions Relating to Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers

Part 578 Special Provisions Relating to Freshwater Wetlands

Part 579 Special Provisions Relating to Projects by State Agencies

Part 580 Hearing Procedures

Part 581 Enforcement

Part 582 Local Land Use Programs

Part 583 Amendments to the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map

Part 584 Amendments to the Classification of Compatible Uses Lists

Part 586 Implementation of State Environmental Quality Review Act

Part 587 Access to Agency Records; Open Meetings; Conflicts of Interest

Part 588 Rule Making; Miscellaneous Provisions

Appendix Q-2

Appendix Q-3

Appendix Q-4

Appendix Q-5

Appendix Q-6

Appendix Q-7

Appendix Q-8



For ease of use, the Agency has prepared the above pdf reproduction of 9 NYCRR Part 570, et seq. as it appears in the unofficial compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York available from Westlaw. Reprinted with permission of the New York Department of State and Thomson Reuters. The above links to the various parts of our regulations go to a compilation on the Westlaw website. While both sources are believed to be accurate, they are not certified copies of the regulations and therefore should not be relied upon for legal interpretation. The navigational links, headers, and footers on each page of the pdf and links are not part of the official language of the regulation, but have been provided for the convenience of the user.

The Official NYCRR published by the Department of State are the official source for APA regulations and should always be consulted to ensure the accuracy and completeness of any reproduced regulatory provisions. To ensure that you are viewing the most current regulations, check the weekly New York State Register for recent rule adoptions that have not yet been published in the unofficial online NYCRR.

Also, APA's website contains links to various guidance documents and summaries of regulations that are not the regulations themselves.

The following documents commonly meet many needs.

Citizen's Guide -- (CitizensGuide.pdf 370kb)
Adirondack Park Agency Act
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