Adirondack Park Agency

Reference Materials

The Adirondack Park Agency on-line library provides documents pertaining to laws, regulations and standards, as well as guidelines, reports and helpful flyers.

Documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Help for PDF documents is found here.

Laws and Regulations
Agency Jurisdictional Flyers
Guidelines for Applicants
Agency Administrative Policies
APA Annual Reports


Adirondack Park Agency 2023 Annual Report



The following documents meet many common needs:

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