The Division of Planning administers the permit processing which requires approval from the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and/or Town Board. Long term, this Division maintains the Town Comprehensive Plan, periodically updating demographics and development trends. Planning studies, such as the current Local Waterfront Revitalization Study, provide information to the Town Board that allows this Division to update or amend the Comprehensive Plan. This Division also manages and updates the Town Geographic Information System (GIS), used by departments throughout the Town.
View the Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit & Tent Permit Application
The State of New York has not permitted the reopening of bars and/or restaurants at this time. The Town is accepting temporary outdoor dining and canopy/tent applications without fees in order to facilitate business openings once this occurs.
In preparation of NYS allowing bars and/or restaurants to reopen, the Town of Islip has established a
Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application
Canopy / Tent Permit Application Temporary Outdoor Dining
with no fees. The online fillable application(s) are located on the Town of Islip website. Applicants will need to include a dimensioned sketch of the proposed temporary outdoor table/seating plan with their application (if submitting an application electronically, please scan a copy of the dimensioned sketch and email it with your application).
The department staff shall contact applicants if further information is required to approve an application. Applicants will be notified via email once the Planning Department has approved a permit request. The permit approval will be forwarded to the Town Fire Prevention Office to schedule an onsite inspection of the installed outdoor table/seating and canopy/tents (if applicable) prior to operating.
If you have any questions, please call the Planning office at 631-224-5450.
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pdf Architectural Elevation Review FormPopular
Architectural elevation approval is required for all Building Permit application submissions that affect the exterior of a commercial property.
pdf Change of Zone Application, Modification of Covenants and Restriction and, Town Board Special Permit ApplicationPopular
pdf Land Clearing Permit ApplicationPopular
A land clearing permit must be obtained before clearing an area exceeding two hundred (200) square feet or removing any tree larger than ten (10) inches in caliper.
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