Administrative History

The Jurisdictional Inquiry Unit provides advice to Adirondack Park Agency (APA) staff, state and local government officials, and the general public regarding APA jurisdiction over land use and development in the Adirondack Park as stipulated in the Adirondack Park Agency Act. The unit provides written responses to inquiries from landowners seeking to determine if an agency permit is required for a new land use, development, or subdivision, or if a variance from the shoreline development restrictions enforced by the agency is required. The unit also determines whether or not proposed land use and development activities involve wetlands protected by virtue of the Freshwater Wetlands Act or river areas protected by the Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers System Act.