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APA Permitting / Licensing

APA Permit Acquisition for Development on Private Land in Saratoga, Southern Adirondacks & Beyond

The Adirondacks Park Agency (APA) formed in 1971 as a state government agency that oversaw the use and development of Adirondack Park. The APA imposes rules and regulations for developers and landowners. Real estate construction, transfers, and sales on the premises – even on privately owned land – may require an APA permit. We can help property owners with the complex and lengthy application process for acquiring this permit. We have assisted many developers in the past and present and can do the same for you.

Do I Need Legal Assistance for APA Permitting?

Applying for an APA permit isn’t as simple as filling out an application. First, you’ll need to submit a jurisdictional inquiry to determine whether a permit is required for your proposed project. If so, then you’ll need to fill out an application and potentially attend a pre-application board meeting with APA staff for a project review. A review officer will evaluate the application, and a public hearing will be scheduled. Often, APA members may approve of projects on the condition that stipulations are added. Additional state and federal permits may also be required before your project can proceed.

As you can see, acquiring a permit isn’t exactly a walk in the park. This is why we strongly recommend seeking legal council from a firm experienced in APA regulations as well as zoning and municipal law.

How Can We Help?

When you contact us regarding APA permitting and licensing, we will assist you throughout the entire process, including:

  • Submitting the Jurisdictional Inquiry form
  • Filling out minor and major permit applications
  • Accompanying you and speaking on your behalf in the public hearing
  • Obtaining non-Jurisdictional Determination letters
  • Negotiating the terms and conditions of the APA permit
  • Speaking on your behalf in the event of claimed violations by the APA
  • Negotiating settlement agreements in a dispute between landowners
  • We Stick by Your Side During the APA Permit Process in Southern Adirondack

Acquiring an APA permit is not easy, and the process can take months. Contact Wood, Seward, McGuire & Sacco LLP for APA permitting and licensing assistance. Though you can expect a lengthy and complex process ahead, rest assured we make the process manageable; give us a call today and put the legal complexities on our shoulders.

APA Permit and License Acquisition in Saratoga and Southern Adirondacks

Representing clients in Albany, Capitol Region, Essex County, Fulton County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, North Country, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Southern Adirondacks, Warren County, Washington County.