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“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” Angie


April 3rd, 2020 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in Phase Two of reopening. Suffolk County is on track to enter phase two on June 10th.

“Suffolk County leaders have been advocating for restaurants to have the ability to reopen outdoor dining. Given that the Town of Islip offers miles of waterfront restaurants, and that many of our inland restaurants offer dining alfresco, it is essential that these establishments have the opportunity to open their outdoor and waterfront spaces at the earliest and most prudent time,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “COVID-19 has had an irrevocable financial impact on the restaurant and business community thus far, and reopening outdoor dining will give business owners the much-needed chance to recoup some of their lost revenue,” she added.

The NYS Guidance states that outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated.

"COVID-19 is still a real threat and we're still battling it…," Governor Cuomo said. "But thanks to the people of New York and the nurses, doctors and essential workers, today we have the lowest number of hospitalizations ever and we have the lowest death toll ever. We are continuously evaluating activities that can be safely reopened, and now we are adding outdoor seating at restaurants to phase two."

In preparation of NYS allowing bars and/or restaurants to reopen, the Town of Islip has established a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application and a Canopy/Tent Permit Application Temporary Outdoor Dining with no fees. The online fillable application can be accessed below, as well via the Planning & Development page, and on The Reopening Process homepage.

Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application

Canopy / Tent Permit

Applications can be submitted to the Town of Islip Planning Department via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, applications can be mailed or dropped off at Town Hall (please see the Temporary Application Process Requirements During COVID-19).

If you have any questions, please call the Planning office at 631-224-5450.

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