APA Info and Links

 

 Adirondack Park Agency

The APA is a New York State government agency, consisting of approximately 56 staff and an eleven-member board. In 1971 the APA was created by the State Legislature to develop long-range land use plans for both public and private lands within the Park.

http://www.apa.state.ny.us/

click on the link to find out more information on each topic

Maps & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) uses GIS to understand and support the natural and cultural resources of the Park.

http://www.apa.state.ny.us/gis/index.htm

Addressing the Needs of Property Owners

The Adirondack Park Agency regulates development on private land in the Adirondack Park. Before you develop property, you may need a permit from the APA. For more information, please see the links below.

http://www.apa.state.ny.us/Property_Owners/index.html

APA Research, Science and Planning Policy

With its mix of public and private lands, the Adirondack Park provides a rich landscape for the research of natural and cultural resources. Wetland StudyThroughout its more than a quarter-century of operation, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has built scientific, geographic, and planning databases to be able to serve the public more effectively and efficiently, to aid the decision-making process for other State agencies, local governments, organizations and landowners in the Park, and to encourage more research involvement within the Park by universities.

http://www.apa.state.ny.us/Research/index.htm

Documents

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

http://www.apa.state.ny.us/Documents/index.html

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Some common questions are provided below. Click on link at the bottom to find answers to these questions.

  •     How do I know if I need an APA permit?
  •     What does the Agency look for when reviewing a project?
  •     How is my land classified?
  •     What do I need to know before I buy or sell land?
  •     Why do wetlands require special protection?
  •     What is the APA’s jurisdiction in Villages and Hamlets?
  •     What is a watershed?
  •     Do shoreline restrictions apply to all projects?
  •     What can I do to protect the watershed?
  •     When are public hearings held?
  •     What are some of the regulated activities reviewed by government      agencies in the park?
  •     Are there any current job openings at the Adirondack Park Agency?
  •     Where do I find information on employment opportunities at the APA?
  •     What are the mission and vision of the Adirondack Park Agency?
  •     What is the Agency's regulatory role in relation to business?
  •     Does every industrial and commercial project require a permit from the Agency?
  •     What if I want to work out of my home?
  •     If a permit is required, what is involved?
  •     How does the Agency decide whether to grant a business related permit?
  •     How long does it take to get a permit?

http://www.apa.state.ny.us/Faqs/faqs.cfm

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