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.
The following documents meet many common needs:
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.
Other sources of information from New York State include: