PUBLIC ACCESS TO TOWN BUILDINGS
In an effort to operate as a functional government, based on New York State’s executive orders the town of Smithtown has taken measures to limit capacity for in-person services. Arrangements have been implemented to conduct business online, as well as drop off/pick up areas and secure payment options for residents and business owners who prefer to limit physical interactions. Additionally, cleaning crews are thoroughly sanitizing town buildings and grounds on a regular basis.
Building Access: Town department buildings are open to the public, with guidelines and capacity restrictions. All visitors must wear a face covering and practice social distancing prior to entering buildings. Please CLICK HERE to refer to instructions for each building.
COVID-19 Town Updates
Important information regarding how to proceed if you are sick, School re-opening schedules, meeting details and information on conducting business safely is available below for your reference. The town will update the public as information changes on a regular basis.
COVID-19: Testing Information
Testing Site: The “drive-through” novel coronavirus testing center has been set up at Stony Brook University. If you are exhibiting symptoms you can call the hotline to be triaged by a nurse and set up an appointment.
Residents can make appointments by calling: 1-888-364-3065
Currently, there are 2,911 confirmed Coronavirus cases in the Town of Smithtown. All regions of New York State have entered Phase 4 of reopening. CLICK HERE for Statewide guidelines
Phase Four Re-opening includes:
- Higher Education
- Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools
- Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
- Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
- Media Production
- Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans
- Gyms and Fitness Centers
Highway Tree Pickup is Prohibited:
Cut Down Trees, or stumps are not permitted for Highway Pickup. (Tree Branches neatly bundled, no longer than 6 feet long or five feet high are accepted for pickup.) A summons for a Town Code violation can be issued for cut down trees that are left at the curb as part of any property clearing project, residential or commercial.
Town Meeting Changes/Postponements:
- In accordance with NYS Executive orders, the Town of Smithtown must suspend the in-person public portions of Town Board meetings during the pandemic. Residents wishing to be heard on the record should email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting time. All written public comments will be added to the record. Residents wishing to watch Town meetings can do so via live stream by logging on to www.SmithtownNY.gov.
CALL AHEAD INSTEAD: Many services are readily available online
It is recommended that residents wishing to visit Town Hall or other official town buildings for permits, services or assistance, please call ahead or attempt to speak with department staff over the phone if possible. Many Smithtown functions can be found and completed online at www.SmithtownNY.gov as opposed to in person. For assistance with online forms, please call (631) 360-7512.
Tax Receiver’s Office: Payment details
ONLINE: Pay from the convenience of home online by credit card, or by e-check via town website.
TELEPHONE payments can be made by calling 1-877-690-3729
MAIL: Payments can easily be made through the mail. Residents who require a receipt, must include the current tax bill. Otherwise, the cancelled check will serve as your receipt. Please include district, section, block, and lot numbers on your check to identify your parcel.
DROP BOX: Residents can securely drop payments in the Tax Reiver drop box located at the front entrance of Smithtown Town Hall.
PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS:
Our parks and playgrounds are open
LANDING GOLF CLUB:
- Golfers must have a reservedTee time to be permitted to play. No walk ups. Please book in advance.
- Tee times are every 12 minutes (normally eight minutes apart)
- Walking Only: No golf carts will be permitted.
- Only one person is permitted in the Pro Shop at a time. A face mask must be worn to enter the shop.
- Players should avoid touching the flagstick. The cups have been set up so the ball does not go all the way down into the hole so players do not have to touch the cup to retrieve balls.
- Rakes and ball washers have been removed from the course.
Smithtown Marina: In accordance with current guidance from New York State, the Town of Smithtown Marina located at Long Beach is open for slip holders to dock their vessel in their respective slip. Should a winter storage vessel need to remain in our marina they will need to do so in accordance with Spring/Summer transient regulations and fee schedules. All Town of Smithtown Boat Ramps remain open at this time.
Primary School (k-5) Operating five day class schedule
Secondary School (6-12) Operating on Hybrid Model
Kindergarten through 5th Grade returned to five days on September 21, 2020
Secondary schools 6-12 are continuing hybrid model until further notice
Operating five day class schedule from School’s opening for K-12
Kindergarten to five days on September 29, 2020
Grades 1st - 2nd returns to five days on October 5th, 2020
Grades 3rd- 5th returns to five days on October 13th, 2020
Secondary schools 6-12 remain on Hybrid Model
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and necessary on-going social distancing protocols to protect the public, the time for the upcoming completion of the 2020 Tentative Assessment Roll (2020/21 Tax year), has been extended and modified by Executive Order of the Governor until June 1, 2020.
In addition, and as authorized by said Order, and by the Smithtown Town Board, Grievance Day for the 2020 year, has been re-scheduled to June 23, 2020. The Board of Assessment Review will meet to address any complaints and grievances on that date. Social distancing practices will be instituted on that date, but the public is encouraged to submit any complaint or grievance, on the State form RP-524, in advance, via mail, fax (631) 360-1704, email email@example.com, or at the drop box located at 40 Maple Avenue, Smithtown, NY.
Any complaint must be received no later than 5PM on June 23, 2020, or at the Landing Country Club, Landing Avenue, Smithtown, N.Y. by the completion of the Board’s hearing on said date. NO IN-PERSON APPEARANCE IS NECESSARY, provided a written complaint is filed.
Publication of the Assessment Roll will be posted online on the Town’s website (www.smithtownny.gov) for inspection and review. Formal Notice of Completion will be published at later date. Although the Assessor or his designee is typically in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll for certain periods for the public to review and ask questions, this will not be possible this year due to social distancing.
All inquiries must be made by mail, e-mail or phone by calling the office @ 631-360-7560. Complaint/Grievance Forms are available by request, or online at NYS Tax & Finance (www.tax.ny.gov), or the Assessor’s home page (www.smithtownny.gov.).
Smithtown Historical Society Hours: Office Hours are 9AM-1PM on weekdays, however it is recommended that residents call or email first. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 631.265.6768 Fax: 631.979.4694
School Districts: Re-Opening Calendar and web information is listed below
- Commack School District: https://www.commack.k12.ny.us/
- Hauppauge School District: https://www.hauppauge.k12.ny.us/
- Kings Park School District: https://www.kpcsd.k12.ny.us/
- Smithtown School District: http://www.smithtown.k12.ny.us/
Families should consider restricting travel and avoiding large gatherings.
Many of the local food banks, Long Island Cares and Island Harvest are out there on the front lines, ensuring no one is left hungry during this period of social distancing.
- Island Harvest: https://www.islandharvest.org/
- LI Cares: https://www.licares.org/
- Smithtown Food Pantry: Residents wishing to help the food pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic can mail monetary donations or gift cards to Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry: Post Office Box 1663, Smithtown, NY 11787
For up to the minute announcements on cancellations, please download the Town of Smithtown Mobile App.
If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, call your doctor immediately or 1-888-364-3065 and be vigilant in limiting your exposure to others. It is vital for all residents to continue washing and sanitizing hands frequently. While we understand that residents may be temporarily inconvenienced by these changes, our top priority is ensuring that each member of this community remains safe and healthy during this time.