Automatic Public Toilet (APT)

In response to the lack of public restrooms in New York City, JCDecaux, the Coordinated Street Furniture Franchisee, installs automatic public toilets (APTs). These self-cleaning, state-of-the-art facilities offer comfort, hygiene, accessibility, and security to the public.

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Exterior of Automatic Public Toilet: Madison Square Park, Madison Avenue, Manhattan
Interior of Automatic Public Toilet


  • 12' L x 6’-7” W x 8'-9" H
  • Stainless steel and glass


  • On wide streets, only in commercial, manufacturing, or mixed-use districts
  • On sidewalks or plazas on or adjacent to property owned or leased by a government agency or public authority, or under the jurisdiction of EDC
  • On large traffic islands or public places bounded on all sides by mapped streets under the jurisdiction of DOT
  • On or adjacent to parks or playgrounds, subject to the approval of Parks
  • In close proximity to water, sewer, and electrical connections
  • Minimum clear path in front: 8 feet; all other sides: 5 feet
  • There must be no obstruction within 6 feet below the APT footprint
  • Siting of APTs is subject to PDC review



Furniture siting guidelines diagram

Furniture Siting Guidelines diagram [PDF]

See the Furniture Siting Guidelines diagram [PDF] for information on street furniture siting.


  • DOT determines where to install APTs
  • JCDecaux installs and maintains APTs at DOT’s direction

For More Information

  • To learn more about the Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise, call 311, visit the Coordinated Street Furniture web page, or email