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Planning & Community Development
Responsibilities & Services

The Planning Department advises the Town Board, Planning Board, and Board of Zoning Appeals on present and future land use, transportation, demographics, and community facilities. The department also administers many kinds of zoning and development applications for these boards including:
  • Coastal development permits
  • Commercial site and facade alteration approvals
  • Flood hazard permits
  • Permits to build on lots lacking access
  • Special use permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Variances
  • Wireless facility permits and miscellaneous waivers and extensions
  • Zoning petitions

Comprehensive Plan 

The Town of Smithtown is accepting comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan Update  until July 15, 2016.  Comments can be submitted directly to the Smithtown Planning Department or by clicking the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page and choosing “Planning Department” as the department to contact.  The Town has also created a questionnaire, which is available here or on the Comprehensive Plan webpage (”

David Flynn
Town Planning Director

99 West Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

Ph: (631) 360-7540

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Summer Hours
(July 1 - August 31)
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm