Planning and Development

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON FEES

Effective January 1, 2017, the fee schedules for the Department of Planning & Development will change. For many years the fees have remained unchanged despite continually increasing expenses. The updated fee schedules are comparable to that of other Suffolk County municipalities. Some fees are increasing, while others remain the same or have been reduced. You can find the new fee schedule on each Division’s webpage.

Any application filed with the Planning Division that obtains Planning Board and/or Town Board required approvals, and files with Building or Engineering Divisions prior to April 1, 2017, the 2016 fee schedule will apply. Applications and plans submitted that are not substantively complete, the application will not be grandfathered under the 2016 fee schedule.

You Can Download The New Fee Schedule Here


Ron Meyer CommissionerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Town Hall
655 Main St
Islip, New York 11751
(631) 224-5450
(631) 224-5444


The Town of Islip Department of Planning and Development is responsible for enhancing the quality of life for its residents and creating an environment that allows businesses to grow through comprehensive planning that balances social, economic and environmental goals. The Department of Planning and Development consists of five divisions – Planning, Building, Engineering and Contracts, Economic Development and Zoning Board of Appeals. In order to accomplish its mission, the Department focuses on the following:

  • Comprehensive Plan and Long-Range Planning
  • Environmental Assessments and Impact Review
  • Capital Improvement Programming
  • Grant Programming and Implementation
  • Geographic Information Systems (Computer mapping)
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Flood Plain Management
  • Building Permit Review and Inspections
  • Engineering Site Plan Review and Inspections
  • Contract Administration
  • Permit Reviews for: Subdivisions and Road Openings, Planning Board Special Permits, Site Plan review, Town Board Change of Zone, Wetlands and Watercourses, and Land Clearing
  • Economic Development
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Administration

Click on one of the following links to download the form or application you need:

Form & ApplicationsDownload
Return completed forms to the Planning Department
Special Applications Planning Board Special Application Permit
Change of Zone Change of Zone, Modification of Covenants and Restrictions, And Town Board Special Permit Process
Major Subvision Major Subdivision Application
Minor Subdivision
Minor Subdivision Application

Divisions:

Planning Division: (631) 224-5450

Building Division: Permits: (631) 224-5466 Records: (631) 224-5470

Engineering Division: (631) 224-5360

Zoning Board of Appeals: (631) 224-5489

Land Management: (631) 224-5357

Economic Development: (631) 224-5512

Islip Town Environmental Council (ITEC): (631) 224-5450