Recreational Permits & Licenses

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  • Boat Ramp Permit: Allows the permit holder to use any of the three boat ramps located in Smithtown. (Two ramps at Long Beach; One ramp at the Kings Park Bluff). To obtain a permit one must show a current boat registration in the name and address of the Smithtown resident. Permits are issued for the registered vessel.
  • Canoe/Kayak Permit: A permit is issued for small crafts such as canoes, kayaks, dinghies, paddle boards, and rubber rafts, which are walked down to the water. Proof of residency must be shown.
  • Commercial Shellfish Permit: In order to obtain a Smithtown Shellfish Permit, a person must be a Smithtown resident for no less than 6 months and possess a New York State Permit for shellfish digging. The cost is $50. Persons taking shellfish commercially should contact the Clerk's Office at (631) 360-7620 for requirements.
    • NOTE: Residents wishing to take shellfish for their own personal use are permitted to do so and allowed to take up to one half bushel per person per day without a permit. Please review the shellfish digging ordinance for more information.
  • Environmental Conservation Hunting and Fishing Licenses: The Department of Environmental Conservation has devised a license issuing system, with a single standard license application. The issuing agent validates these licenses. The Town Clerk is an issuing agent for these licenses.
  • For further information or questions please contact 86-NY-DECALS (866-933-2257) or visit the Department of Environmental Conservation's website.
  • Night Fishing Permit: This permit is for fishermen only. It allows them to stay on the beach after closing. It is not a camping permit. You must be fishing or you will be asked to leave the beach. Resident vehicle registration must be presented at the Town Clerk's Office to obtain a permit.
    • There is no cost for this permit.
  • Resident Parking Permit: This permit grants Smithtown residents access to all the parks and beaches within the township. The permit is a sticker that adheres to the OUTSIDE of the vehicle’s window, specifically the driver’s side passenger window. Residents can obtain their permits online by creating an account with Citizen Connect at www.tocite.net/smithtownny/portal. A photocopy of the vehicle registration needs to be uploaded to the website for proof of residency. If the vehicle registration is not issued to a Town of Smithtown address, additional proof of residency, i.e. a tax or utility bill, needs to uploaded as well. Once the request is approved by the QR_townpermit Opens in new windowTown Clerk’s Office, you will receive the permit in the mail. The new parking permit is effective from April 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2024.
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  • Transient Boat Slips and Winter Wet Storage: Available to residents and nonresident but subject to availability. Please contact the Harbor Master at (631) 360-7643.