The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) has launched an updated edition of the Permit Application Guide, now named the LPC Permit Guidebook: How to Get Staff-Level Approvals to help applicants file applications that include the correct materials so that staff can review the proposed work and issue a permit more quickly.

The LPC Permit Guidebook, which reflect the new rules and amendments adopted by the Commission in January 2019, focuses on the most common types of work that require a permit, such as window replacement, restoration and additions. It includes new guidance on barrier-free access in order to ensure buildings are accessible, and, for the first time, it also addresses sustainability, resiliency and flood-proofing measures in historic buildings so they may best adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Download a copy of the updated edition of the Permit Application Guide here.