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Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:30 pm as well as Saturdays 10:00 am through 2:30 pm. ALL animals adopted from BAARC leave the shelter spayed/neutered and all animals, except those under 6 months of age, receive a one year rabies vaccine. In addition, cats receive a FURVC vaccine and dogs are vaccinated with a four-in-one distemper in addition to Bordetella (Kennel Cough).
Adoption fees vary but in general the following rates apply:
Dogs: Female - $90.00, Male - $80.00
Puppies: Female - $77.50, Male - $67.50
Cats: Female - $62.00, Male - $52.00
Kittens: Female - $50.00, Male - $40.00
Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 am. to 3:30 pm as well as Saturdays 10:00 am through 2:30 pm. Before leaving the shelter, dogs are heartworm tested and given heartworm prevention during their stay here, dewormed, altered, and vaccinated for the following: Rabies, DAPPV, K9 Influenza, and Bordetella.
Before leaving the shelter, cats are FELV tested, dewormed, altered, and vaccinated for the following: Rabies, HCP, and Bordetella.
Adoption Fees: CASH ONLY
Resident fees include a dog licenseDOG/PUPPY ADOPTIONResident $90Non-resident $85
60 AND OVERDOG/PUPPY ADOPTIONResident $50Non-resident $45
Compatibility Check - You must bring your dog to see if they get along with a new friend. They can meet on leash in our BAARC in the Park.
60 AND OVER$35
Additional information about such services can be found through P.A.W.S. at (631) 539-2014.
You may spend time with your pet immediately before and after the procedure. There is a $65 turn in fee for dogs, $35 for senior citizens and a $35 fee to turn in cats, $15 for senior citizens. All fees are cash only.
BAARC is a humane municipal animal shelter and accepts all stray canines found within the Town's geographic borders. All animals that are adoptable or have medical conditions that are treatable, will stay at the animal shelter until they are adopted as long as there is room. The shelters save rate is about 88% for dogs and 96% for cats. This rate is calculated on the total intake of dogs and cats regardless of age, condition or temperament.
The Town does not set a limit to the number of cats a household can own. The Shelter acknowledges and supports Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) programs. Currently, there is a low cost TNR program for town residents and businesses caring for feral cats. For more information, call the Animal Shelter at (631) 643-9270.
Cats:Feral cats are the offspring of domestic cats that have not been socialized or domesticated. Cats in general are highly territorial and they will not roam very far from where they were born.
Community:Feral cats are a community problem and likely occur because of neglect and miscommunication. When cats who are not spayed or neutered are allowed to be outdoors for long periods of time roaming a community, the likelihood of feral cats increases.
The Town of Babylon's Department of Animal Control provides its community with several resources to curtail the feral cat population:
• Supplies residents and caregivers state of the art traps for the TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) of the feral cats• Supplies low cost $35 TNR vouchers so there is no cost to the residents and caregivers• Hosts regular seminars on the TNR program
Circumstances: Each colony of feral cats is unique, as are the dynamics and circumstances of the location. Feral cats also generally don't leave a community because of lack of food, on the contrary removing the food source will force the cats to roam further for food, cause them stress, and make them quite unhealthy.
Communication:Civil communication between parties affected by feral cats is a key factor in resolving the inevitable differences caused by the presence of feral cats. The caregiver cannot assume that everyone has the same devotion to cats as they do. It helps in the longterm to acknowledge the caregivers right to provide proper care for the cats as well as understanding that some neighbors to not share the same devotion. If all neighbors communicate and share a common plan to solve the feral cat problem, results will be swifter and tangible.
Cooperation:All people in a neighborhood are affected by feral cats; if the entire community works together to control the problem, results can be that much more swifter and tangible.
Time:It takes time to control a feral cat problem in a neighborhood. Please be patient as the community and TOB representatives work together towards a common solution.
Otherwise, for health concerns related to a dog bite, questions should be directed to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at (631) 843-0421.
Reports of dog bites should also be referred to the Suffolk County Board of Health at (631) 852-5900 as well as the Animal Shelter at (631) 643-9270.
All dangerous dog incidents should be recorded with contact information, addresses and phone numbers. If police reports and witness reports exist, those should accompany the complaint to the Animal Shelter. Witness reports and neighbor statements should be notarized. Dangerous dog complaints are heard at the Second District Court located at 30 East Hoffman Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY. The phone number is (631) 854-1121. There is a filing fee for all complaints brought to the Court.
BAARC will only pick up injured wildlife for humane purposes.
Residents are encouraged to call the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at (877) 457-5680 or (631) 444-0250 in Stony Brook with any issues and concerns regarding wildlife. In most cases, a licensed wildlife handler will need to be called out to your property to remove any wildlife that are roaming, trapped, threatening or injured on or near your property.
BAARC will assist Town residents with injured wildlife concerns if it poses a threat or of an immediate concern.
For additional information, you can contact the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at (631) 444-0310.
The Town's Assessors Office is located at Town Hall at 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is (631) 957-3014.
Please check the Assessor's Forms & Documents page to view the applications, forms and documents that are currently available online for the Assessor's Office.
The Town's Department of Assessment is responsible for placing an assessment on each parcel of land in the town for the purpose of equalization of the tax base. The divisions in the Assessment Department are:
The Department of Assessment locates property and inventory data, tracks ownership of all property in the town, places value on property, processes exemptions, prepares and creates the assessment roll, prepares and submits reports to the New York State Office of Real Property Services and assists the public by providing information with regard to all of the above.
To arrive at your assessment, we use The J.M. Cleminshaw Co. Cost To Construct Manual. The assessment is based on square footage and any amenities that may contribute value to your home.
Yes, you may be eligible for a property tax exemption. To inquire about the various property tax exemptions that are available to those residents who meet the New York State requirements, please contact the Department of Assessment at (631) 957-3014.
An informational booklet, Do You Qualify for a Property Tax Exemption in the Town of Babylon? can also be downloaded. It contains general requirements with descriptions of the most common exemptions.
New STAR applicants will receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. Visit New York State Department of Taxation and Finance or call (518) 457-2036 to register. Residents of the Town of Babylon can apply for the Enhanced STAR exemption (if you received a STAR exemption on this property for the 2015/2016 tax year) and other property tax exemptions between December 1st and March 1st through the Department of Assessment. The first-time application for Enhanced Star is available online or can be obtained from the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall from December 1st to March 1st. Please keep in mind that the deadline for filing applications is March 1st. If you have any questions, contact the Department of Assessment at (631) 957-3014.
If the total combined income of all owners and spouses residing on the premises is more than or equal to $250,000 you no longer qualify for the exemption. New York State will automatically enroll you in the STAR Credit program as long as your income is below $500,000.
For more specific information, contact the Town Assessor’s Subject Matter Expert at (631) 957-4272.
The Town Assessor's Office will be able to determine the specific reason for the tax increase on a specific property. They can be reached at (631) 957-3014.
If you wish, you may appear before the Board of Assessment Review (BOAR), an independent board, to have your complaint heard. Regardless of whether or not you appear, you must still file a written grievance form.
All Assessment Reviews are held in the Town Board Room on Grievance Day. Meeting times are from 10:00 am to noon and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It is not necessary for a grievant to appear before the Board in order to submit their grievance.
Grievance forms can be mailed or brought in personally. If it is mailed, it is the applicant’s responsibility to be certain that the application is received in time by this office.
The Board of Assessment Review (BOAR) is responsible for making a determination on a grievance complaint. The grievant is usually notified of the BOAR’s determination by July. If the applicant disagrees with the Board’s decision, they may seek judicial review by proceeding to the next step; filing a small claims petition with the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office in Riverhead, NY.
Property deeds are recorded in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office in Riverhead, NY. The direct phone number is (631) 852-2000. If the property was purchased prior to 2005, a copy may be on file in the Town Assessor’s Office. Property owners must complete a FOIL request and provide proof of ownership to obtain information on their property. The Town Assessor’s Office can be reached at (631) 957-3014.
Below is the exemption listing with some general descriptions. For more detailed information, call the Town Assessor’s Office, (631) 957-3014. Available Exemptions include:
STAR (a school tax exemption only):
AGEDAvailable to senior citizens age 65 and over (applicant must be 65 years of age by December 31 of the year in which the application is filed). It must be the primary residence of the owners and there is a maximum income requirement. In order to file for the year 2022, the owners’ incomes total gross including social security and income earned on IRA accounts may not have exceeded $37,400 for 2020. This exemption must be renewed annually.
ALTERNATIVE VETERANSAvailable to honorably discharged veterans (or their unremarried surviving spouse) that have served on active duty during a specified war period or a congressionally approved conflict period with combat status. Property must serve as the primary residence. A service connected disability may entitle the veteran to a larger exemption. Does not renew annually.
COLD WAR VETERANS Available to honorably discharged veterans (or their unremarried surviving spouse) that have served on active duty for any length of period between September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991. Property must serve as the primary residence. A service connected disability may entitle the veteran to a larger exemption. A veteran may not have a Cold War vet, an Alternative vet. Does not renew annually.
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND AMBULANCE SERVICE WORKER Available to those members who have served at least five years in the same department (name must appear on the chief’s certification list) and must primarily reside in the Town of Babylon. Members who have served for twenty years or more are eligible for the exemption on their primary residence anywhere in Suffolk County – again, their name must appear on the list of eligibles provided by the chief of each Fire Department in the Town of Babylon. In addition, THE APPLICANT MUST FILE AN APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION AND RENEW ANNUALLY IN ORDER TO RETAIN THE EXEMPTION. Must renew annually and be certified annually.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND LIMITED INCOMEAvailable to persons with disabilities whose total gross income for 2020 or 2021 (including social security and income earned on IRA accounts) did not exceed $37,400. The applicant must own and primarily reside on the premises. In addition, the applicant must provide a letter of certification of disability from any one of the following:
Only one of the owners must qualify if the property is owned by a husband and wife or by siblings (e.g. brother and a brother; brother and a sister or a sister and a sister), otherwise all owners must meet the eligibility requirements. Must renew annually.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTAvailable to all one and two family homes, at least five years of age. Does not require annual renewal.
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS - NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOMEAvailable to 1st time home buyers of a newly constructed home. Applies to houses, townhouses and condos that serve as the primary residence of the owner. Does not require annual renewal.
First-time applications for the most common exemptions are available online or may be obtained from the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall. For renewing exemption applicants, please call the Assessor’s Office, (631) 957-3014.
If the application is received on time and the exemption is approved, it will appear on the December tax bill. Determination letters should be received by the applicant by May 1st.
All applications for tax exemptions will receive a determination letter either of approval or denial by May 1st of that year. If the exemption is denied, the applicant will have sufficient time to file for a grievance by Grievance Day (third Tuesday of May).
If your exemption does not appear on the tax bill, contact the Assessor's Office, (631) 957-3014, to inquire as to the specific reason why it does not appear.
The Capital Improvement Residential tax exemption requires improvements to have a minimum of $3,000 in expenditures with a maximum exemption of $80,000 to be applied towards the increase in value. In order to qualify for this tax exemption, applicants must:
The tax exemption applies to the increase in value due to the improvements. The first year the exemption is applied, there will be a zero increase on the first $80,000 of increase in value. Thereafter, the tax on the improvement increases each year by 12.5%; with the full tax on the improvement phased in over an 8 year period. The Capital Improvement Exemption Application is available online or can be obtained from the Assessor’s Office. Any questions, please call the Assessor’s Office at (631) 957-3014.
Basic STAR tax exemptions are school tax exemptions only and are for all residents (regardless of age) who own and primarily reside in the subject premises.
Beginning in 2011, any resident owner and/or spouse of an owner residing in the premises earning more than $250,000 in adjusted gross income (AGI) will no longer be eligible for the Basic Star exemption. Income eligibility will be automatically verified each year by the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) through income tax returns on file.
If, for any reason, NYS DTF is unable to determine income eligibility, the applicant will be notified by the Department of Assessment and will be required to prove eligibility.
Basic STAR is available to owners of one, two and three family homes provided that it is the primary residence of at least one of the owners
New STAR applicants will receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. Visit New York State Department of Taxation and Finance or call (518) 457-2036 to register.
However, if you are a new owner within the last year, you should submit a copy of your deed with the application.
Requirements to apply for Enhanced STAR exemption include: You must have had a STAR exemption on this property for the 2015/2016 tax year. If no, you are not eligible for the Enhanced STAR exemption. However, you may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR credit (contact NYS @ http://www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036).
The Income Verification Program (IVP) is a State program mandatory for Seniors filing for the Enhanced STAR exemption. The IVP form is the yellow form that is usually attached to and sent out with the first time STAR application packet.
The applicant must fill out the yellow IVP form precisely and in its entirety (with the signature of all owners) and return it to the Department of Assessment with the Enhanced STAR application, which must also be fully completed and submitted with the required supporting documentation.
Automatic renewal will go into effect the following year. Each year the applicant will receive notification as to the State’s determination. If the State was unable to verify their income (for any reason) the applicant will be notified by mail by New York State.
These beautification programs provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to play a role in maintaining the quality of life we have all come to expect and enjoy.
Volunteers are active during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. During this time, “adopted” roadways are cleaned of litter and debris, “adopted” sites are maintained and beautified with perennial and annual flowers by professional landscapers and “adopted” parks and beaches are cleaned up by scores of scouts and school organizations.
The adopted road is maintained by the group for a minimum of two years. Cleanups are conducted at least four times per year. The adopted street is identified by a sign, which is installed by the Town, bearing the group name. The Town provides orange safety gear for participants, garbage bags, and other cleanup materials. The Town also picks up and disposes of the litter collected upon notification from the group.
Working with the Town of Babylon, their groups “adopt” a Town park by picking up litter and improving the appearance of our recreational areas. The Town provides garbage bags, rakes, brooms, shovels, and other equipment to the volunteers.
The work by Adopt-A-Park volunteers helps change attitudes toward littering. In addition, many scouting groups earn community pride badges for their work.
Town recreational areas are normally adopted for one day only. However, in some cases, Town parks have been permanently adopted. In exchange for this commitment, the Town erects a sign at the facility recognizing the adopting organization for their work in the community.
Once a spot has been adopted a contract is signed between the Town and the adopting organization setting out the responsibilities of both parties. The organization agrees to maintain the spot on a regular basis, with a minimum maintenance schedule of four times a year. The Town donates annual flowers from its greenhouse, perennial bulbs, garbage bags, and gloves, as well as a sign advertising the adopting company or organization’s name and telephone number.
Through cooperation and community effort the Adopt-A-Spot program helps transform unattractive sites into beautiful additions to our neighborhoods.
The ultimate goal is to address all Town sumps by selecting them randomly in areas throughout the Town. Improvements include clean-ups, plantings and privacy fence treatments.
Sumps owned by the State, County or surrounding villages, are not part of the Town's Sump Beautification Program.
Many sumps are owned and maintained by other agencies including the State, County and Villages.
Town Roads: potholes on town roads can be reported by calling 3-1-1 or by filling out the Report a Concern form.
New York State Roads: please call the New York State Department of Transportation at (631) 420-4270 for assistance with the roads listed below.
Suffolk County Roads: please contact the Suffolk County Department of Public Works at (631) 852-4010 for assistance with the roads listed below.
Town trees are 6-8 feet from the roadway. Report a concern, by calling 3-1-1 or by filling out the Report a Concern form. Please note that if utility lines run through the tree, you must contact PSEG Long Island for assistance at 1(800) 490-0075.
Note: the Town cannot cut or take down private trees.
To report a garbage concern, please call EnCon at (631) 491-3200.
Homeowners whose property had pre-existing bamboo prior to passage of the law in July 2013 must take steps to ensure that the plant does not encroach upon any neighboring properties, including all public property and rights-of-way held by the Town.
Any property owner who does not comply with the Town’s regulations regarding bamboo may be punished by a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $500 for each violation. For every day that a property owner is in violation of this law, it will be counted as a separate violation and be charged as such.
For more information, please read Chapter 145 of the Town Code.
Non-profits are encouraged to call the Community Development Program directly at (631) 957-3051 about available funding and partner programs, or email us at email@example.com.
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM: This program provides no-interest, deferred payment loans to qualified low and moderate income homeowners in the Town of Babylon. The purpose of the loan is to improve housing conditions and correct housing code violations by repairing and rehabilitating health and safety hazards, and bringing the home to meet Town Code. This program is administered by Community Development Corp of Long Island. For additional information, call (631) 471-1215, and select option 6.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: The maximum loan is $50,000 to correct substandard housing code violations. Payment of the loan is deferred until the property is sold, the title is transferred or the home is refinanced for cash out. Monthly payments are not required. The loan is secured by a mortgage placed against the property.
ELIGIBLE HOME REPAIRS OR IMPROVEMENTS:
INCOME GUIDELINES: Family Size / Maximum Income*
1 / $72,500 2 / $83,150 3 / $93,550 4 / $103,900 5 / $112,250 6 / $120.550 7 / $128,850 8 or more / $137,150 *Income limits subject to change pursuant to HUD requirements.
The Town of Babylon will provide eligible first time homebuyers with up to $25,000 towards down payment/closing costs towards the purchase of an eligible new or existing single-family home. The applicant must put a minimum of at least $3,000 towards down payment/ closing costs, the source of this cannot be a loan. The applicant must also be able to satisfy the mortgage lender’s minimum down payment requirements and be able to secure a mortgage. Homeowners are required to reside in the home for a minimum of 5 years or HUD will require a full repayment of the grant. The home must meet and pass Town of Babylon property standards and building code prior to purchase. Homes purchased within a flood zone must have flood insurance.
Eligibility Criteria: To qualify for the program, an applicant MUST meet all the following criteria: I.First Time Homeowner - as defined by HUD is a household that has not owned a home during the three year period immediately prior to the date of application for assistance. II.Purchased home must be occupied by the homeowner and be their principal residence. Family who attend a mortgage counseling session at LIHP and must be able to secure a mortgage and have an acceptable credit history. III.Family must have a minimum income of at least $30,000. Income Eligible Family - meaning a prospective buyer must have a gross annual income not exceeding the income limits for the area as listed below with overtime and assets also taken into consideration.
HUD established Income Guidelines: Eligible participants must have annual incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income for the Nassau- Suffolk area adjusted for family size as established by HUD.
Family Size / Maximum Income*
1 / $72,500 2 / $83,150 3 / $93,550 4 / $103,900 5 / $112,250 6 / $120.550 7 / $128,850 8 or more / $137,150
*Income limits subject to change pursuant to HUD requirements.
Type of Housing Available: Homes purchased must be eligible pre-existing or newly constructed residences located within the boundaries of Town of Babylon. They must be single-family dwellings (includes townhouses, condominiums, co-operative apartments and manufactured homes) occupied as a principal residence.
Property Value Limit: For FY 2021, Maximum Appraised Value cannot exceed $428,000 for an existing home and $465,000 for a newly constructed home.
No Foreclosures, Short Sales, Bank Owned or Real Estate Owned properties are permitted in the program.
Applicant Intake Forms: Available only by calling LIHP. Intake forms will be mailed to interested homebuyers.
Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. (as Agent for Town of Babylon) 180 Oser Avenue, Suite 800 Hauppauge, NY 11788 Telephone #: (631) 435-4710
Call Citizen Services at 3-1-1 for the list of Town of Babylon Senior Citizen apartment complexes.
Counseling is provided at the following locations:
There are four elected councilmembers in the Town of Babylon. We do not have councilmanic districts, therefore every councilmember may assist all constituents.
Please view the staff directory for email and phone numbers to contact members of the Town Council.
The Town Councilmembers work with the Supervisor to introduce and vote on legislation (proposed laws) having to do with all aspects of town life, set policies and develop an annual Legislative Agenda for the Town of Babylon. They oversee the town budget and capital improvement projects. Councilmembers participate in monthly meetings to adopt policies and address issues and concerns in the community. The Town Councilmembers respond to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, telephone communication and staff assistance. They also serve as chairpersons for various departments and committees throughout the Town.
The Town Council meets one or two times a month. A listing of the meetings is located in the recycle calendar on the first page or on our Upcoming Public Meetings page.
The minutes from Town Board meetings are available to the public after they are adopted, which is usually at the following Town Board meeting. Please go to the Town Clerk’s office to FOIL minutes. Town Board meetings can be viewed on the Town of Babylon YouTube channel, during and even after a meeting, where then the minutes might not even be needed.
In 2004, the Office of Downtown Revitalization was created to:
The principles of smart growth and sustainability are the cornerstones of our efforts. Prioritized and focused land use is encouraged in downtown centers or areas that already have adequate infrastructure including public transit, and are recognizable as downtowns/neighborhood centers.
The goals of this office include:
The Office of Downtown Revitalization has several projects in the works on in the concept phase including:
More project details are available by calling (631) 957-TOWN (8696).
BRAC Process and Timeline:
The Wyandanch Rising Project includes but is not limited to:
If interested and logistically capable of being hooked up, the homeowner would be responsible for all fees and permits associated with gaining access to the sewer line. Contact Rich Groh, Senior Environmental Analyst, Town of Babylon (631) 422-7644 for more information.
Suffolk County is the official entity with ultimate jurisdiction over sewer development and hook up.
Contact the Suffolk County Sewer Agency, Craig Platt, (631) 852-4187, for more information.
All costs associated with securing the property will be at the property owner’s expense. If necessary, the Town will send a cleanup or violation correction notice to the property owner. The property owner has at least five days to respond. If the clean up notice is not responded to in a timely manner, The Town will schedule a cleanup and bill the property owner for the associated costs. If not paid promptly, charges (including late penalties) will appear on the property owner’s next tax bill.
If the house is in need of board up and/or demolition or other measure that actually requires a handling of the structure, the process is more complex. For those violations, a Town Board resolution is passed and a legal notice sent to the property owner. The property owner has 30 days to comply with requirements of the notice. If compliance is not made in this period the Town can take appropriate (i.e. board up or demolition) action against the property in violation. This process can take several months while utilites are contacted for service turnoffs and markouts for undergound utility lines, pipes etc. are prepared. In some cases, depending on the legal and safety issues associated with the particular situation, interim measures may be initiated. This requires definition and approval by the Town Board and Town Attorney. Escalation will occur on a case-by-case basis.
If the clean up notice is not responded to in a timely manner, the Town will schedule a clean up or arrange to remove it and bill the property owner of record. If not paid promptly, charges will show up on the property owner’s next tax bill.
DPW includes the following divisions:
Repairs to traffic control and street signs are typically completed in two days from the time of notification. Stop signs and those that are in a dangerous condition are considered priorities. The Division oversees approximately 6,000 signs. Common service requests include: downed signs; signs in need of repair; faded signs; twisted signs; and graffiti on signs.
The Division processes many kinds of service requests including: installing new streetlights in an existing community; installing streetlights in a new development or where road improvement projects have occurred; drawing “mark-outs” where work is to occur by outside or private contractors in order to prevent the damaging of wires or pipes that might be near or involve underground utilities. Often, underground utilities are hidden in areas where construction is proposed. The Division also regularly monitors for light outages.
When the south shore experiences heavy rain, flooding is expected to occur. As the rainwater floods the bays and canals, salt water floods over the bulkheads and causes additional flooding damage on roads and properties. In addition to flooding above ground, the salt water is pushed back into the drainage pipes underground, causing a surge within the pipes and overflow. All of this surge of water, both rain and salt water, adds to the contamination of the Great South Bay.
FEMA has designated most of the area as an AE6 Flood Zone, which means that anything less than six feet above sea level is prone to flooding. To find out if you live in a flood zone in Suffolk County, check out the online map at Suffolk County Flood Maps.
Raising the grade in an entire area is impossible for any village, town or county to accomplish for budgetary reasons, but homeowners and business owners are encouraged to make grade and drainage improvements on their own properties.
Flapper valves were installed on the water side of several drainage pipes only to have them seal up in the closed position with marine life causing flooding during normal rain events. These valves require a lot of maintenance and, since there are potentially thousands of locations that these can be installed, this is not a feasible solution.
At one time, duckbill valves were mounted on the outside of Town controlled bulkheads to prevent contaminations due to the backflow of water. A duckbill valve is generally made out of rubber and shaped like the beak of a duck. They are more costly than flapper valves and boats tended to break them off when docking. In addition, they also had a tendency to freeze in the winter, which makes them non-viable solutions.
In certain areas, the Town built catch basins that serve to hold stormwater in rain events. However, because of the high water table, the catch basins are often ½ full most of the time causing a mosquito problem (so they don't work in every area).
The Town is committed to developing new and affordable solutions for the flooding problems along the shore line and will work with the residents and businesses in those areas.
If the graffiti is on personal or private property, the service request gets forwarded to Code Enforcement for an inspection and determination of a violation. If in violation, the property owner is given a warning and 20 days to remove the graffiti. If no action is taken by the property owner, a summons is issued and the Town will prosecute this violation to the fullest extent of the law.
Additional leaf bags are available to Town residents (while they last) at the Department of Public Works leaf program trailer located at 1023 North Indiana Avenue in Lindenhurst.
The complaint can involve private, town, or other public agency-owned property. If the complaint involves town property, it will usually be cleaned up within a week of notification. If the complaint involves private property where there is debris or other material left on the curbside, the Town will attempt to contact the property owner to remove it immediately. If not taken care of, the Town will schedule a cleanup by Town staff and bill the property owner for the expenses.
The purpose of the program is to educate property owners as to the requirements of specific property responsibilities, not to issue summonses. The first effort is always to obtain code compliance.
Once a request is received, it is forwarded to Code Enforcement or the Office of Sanitation for investigation. If in violation, a Notice of Violation is placed on the door of the home, or if there is nowhere to leave the notice (such as with vacant property), it is mailed, registered mail, to the owner of the property. The property owner has a period of 5 days to cure the situation. A reinspection will be conducted just beyond the 5 day cure period. If the violation is not corrected, the Town will clean the property and bill the cost of this work to the property owner and if not paid will be transferred to the property’s tax bill. This is a legally binding lien (debt that stays with the property until paid).
Suffolk County is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all County properties. Constituents are encouraged to call (631) 853-5941 about neglected county lots.
All disputes must be received within 60 days of the date of the initial bill. If a request for a hearing is not accomplished in this timeframe, the property owner loses the right to appeal or dispute a violation. The dispute is then scheduled for the next available Sanitation Commission meeting; attendance is mandatory. Hearing adjournments are rarely granted, unless a hardship is demonstrated. The purpose of presenting a dispute at the Sanitation Commission hearing is for the property owner to present their case and the reasons why the bill is in error. A decision will be rendered within 10 days and the owner notified by mail. Property owners have a one-time option of appealing a decision.
Highway Engineers determine which treatment to apply based on a survey of the condition of the pavement. The Town tries to micropave a roadway before overlay is necessary and tries to overlay before reconstruction is necessary. This is done to save taxpayer money. Reconstruction is approximately 30 times more expensive than micro-paving. With more than 535 miles of Town roads to maintain, it is critical to apply the right treatment at the right time, to each roadway, in order to keep taxes as low as possible.
The first step is to remove any obstacles to reconstruction including sidewalks, curbing, driveway aprons, telephone poles, and, in some cases, trees. During the reconstruction process, we may, unfortunately, be forced to remove some healthy trees. The Town of Babylon is very dedicated to the preservation of trees and will only remove a tree as a last resort. Trees will be removed for the following reasons:
Following this, the road itself is pulverized and recycled on site. The existing road is regraded and used as the sub-base for the new road. After regrading occurs, the road cannot be paved until the moisture levels drop below 2%. This usually takes 3 or 4 days.
The next step is to pave the road. The final step in the reconstruction process is the restoration work. This is another time-consuming phase as sidewalks, curbs and other items removed must be restored.
Although it is a long process, you will have access to your road throughout the entire reconstruction process, with limited exceptions. The end result of this work will be a brand new road for you and your neighbors.
Please do not leave any vehicles parked in the roadway during working hours. If possible, park on the nearest cross street not under improvement, a minimum of 100 feet from the corner. Please adjust your plans for deliveries and other daily functions. During non-working hours, you will have unlimited access to your street. Pre-construction photos have been taken of your driveways and Town right-of ways (shoulder areas) to assist the contractor in the restoration phase of the project. Please contact the Office of Citizen Services at (631) 957-TOWN (8696) to answer any inquiries you may have.
Your road has been selected for reconstruction due to the overall condition of the road as well as to upgrade the drainage system. Please be aware that the entire reconstruction process may take approximately two months, weather permitting, to complete. Although it is a long process, you will have access to your road throughout the entire reconstruction process, with limited exceptions. The end result of this work will be a brand new road for you and your neighbors.
The permit notes and acknowledges the agency's responsibility to conduct the construction work in accordance with the State and Federal requirements as called for in Town Code. Markouts are required for any work more than one foot below the surface. The Town does not inspect the work but does hold security in the form of a bond or cash for a period of two (2) years. This is only released upon inspection that the work has stood the test of two (2) years time.
If an agency works on a road located within the Town, but not owned by the Town (State or County roads) there is no requirement for a permit.
The Highway Division would confer with the Town Board if such a road would benefit a majority of Town residents. The Town Board, on its own motion, may adopt a resolution to accept such a road. It is also up to the Board to NOT have the expense of making such a public Town road be borne by ALL residents of the Town, but only by the property owners adjoining the proposed new Town road. In that case, the Town Board would respectfully decline the proposal.
By law, owners of real estate fronting on a private road may petition the Town Board to make necessary improvements to qualify the road to be accepted as town highway. If after a public hearing the Town Board agrees, then all costs for the improvement must be borne by the property owners on the basis of the benefit to their property.
Circled numbers on the Trash and Recycling Calendar correspond to Sweep Zones in the program. If a sweep day is missed for any reason, the makeup day is usually the Friday of that week.
There are two scheduled street sweeps for the Spring season, usually the first in April and the second in May.
All calls regarding damaged trees should be directed to Citizen Services, (631) 957-TOWN (8696). The Town's Department of Public Works will determine if it is a removal, trim, or if no action is needed.
In the event that the snow or ice on the sidewalk is frozen and unable to be removed, the person in charge of that property shall place either ashes, sand, sawdust or similar-like material on the frozen sidewalk. Furthermore, as soon as the weather permits, that said owner shall thoroughly clean the sidewalk of that additional debris.
The owner or person responsible for the sidewalk is also liable for any personal injury and property damage as a result of the failure to remove any snow, ice, dirt or any other object/material from the sidewalk.
In the event that the snow or ice on the sidewalk is frozen and can't be removed, the person in charge of that property shall place either ashes, sand, sawdust or similar-like material on the frozen sidewalk. Furthermore, as soon as the weather permits, the owner should thoroughly clean the sidewalk of that additional debris.
The person responsible for the sidewalk is also liable for any personal injury and property damage as a result of the failure to remove any snow, ice, dirt or any object from the sidewalk.
All sign requests should be made to Citizen Services at (631) 957-TOWN (8696) or by using this online form. Requests for new signs (or other traffic devices) will be submitted to the Traffic Safety Committee for review and analysis. The Committee will then, if warranted, submit the application to Traffic Engineering. Traffic Engineering will then do a site study and make a recommendation on the request. This may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. The Traffic Safety Committee will make a decision based on a review of the original request application and the engineering site study. The recommendation then goes to the Town Board and a hearing is scheduled. Once the hearing is held the Town will consider a resolution at the next Town Board meeting to finalize the process and effectuate the change. This entire process may take several months before a final decision is rendered.
In other cases, the Town will alert other government agencies if it receives a request regarding a sign that is not in its jurisdiction of responsibility.
Reports of damaged or missing traffic signs are then sent to the Traffic Safety Division, (631) 957-3106 or the Traffic Sign Shop, (631) 957-3104. Reports should include the location of the missing or damaged sign such as the address and the cross street name and/or intersection. The Town is responsible for responding to such reports within two hours of receipt and then correcting the situation within 72 hours.
We encourage all residents who have lost a tree and want another one to apply for the Town's Tree Planting Program by filling out a Tree Replacement Application. You can obtain an application by contacting the Department of Environmental Control at (631) 422-7640 ext. 7645.
Trees of the following varieties should be planted:
Contact PSEG at 1-800-490-0075 . During a storm/emergency response situation, PSEG will remove/trim the necessary portions of trees in order to conduct the associated work. These trees will be cut/trimmed and, depending on the location of the tree (rear yard or front yard), neatly stacked in a logistically appropriate area of the customer’s premises. It is the responsibility of either the homeowner or the municipality (Town or Village) in which they live to remove the tree debris.
For a general power outage, call PSEG: 1-800-490-0075. If an electrical line is down, stay away and contact PSEG at 1-800-490-0075 or visit the PSEG website.
The Suffolk County Sewer District generally covers all homes in the Town of Babylon that lie south of Southern State Parkway. For specific questions you can contact your local Suffolk County legislator. You can find out who your legislator is on the Suffolk County Legislature’s website: https://www.scnylegislature.us/.
For specific questions on location responsibilities, call the Department of Public Works or Citizen Services at (631) 957-TOWN (8696).
Downed cable or phone lines should be reported to PSEG at 1 (800) 490-0075.
According to Suffolk County Emergency Management:IF YOU ARE TOLD TO "SHELTER IN PLACE":
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO RELOCATE/EVACUATE:
The Department of Emergency Preparedness has more information about what to do during natural disasters or storms, including where to locate designated emergency shelters
Disaster Supply Kits should include:
You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.
Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.
Individuals should also place winter emergency kits in their vehicles that contain:
During the winter months, homeowners can help preserve the heat within their homes by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic. Insulating pipes with added insulation or newspapers and plastic will help prevent pipes from freezing. In extremely cold temperatures, allow faucets to drip a little to avoid pipes from freezing and bursting.
To prepare for winter storms, homeowners should clear out the rain gutters and clear away any low hanging branches that could fall on a house during a storm.
Suffolk County's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the county’s response to natural or man made disasters. OEM personnel are responsible for the operations of the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and work with local, state, and federal officials in shelter management, planning, resource management, and radiological response coordination.
They can be reached directly at (631) 852-4900 or online.
Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency. Dial "852-COPS" for non-emergency police calls in Suffolk County.
The 24-hour emergency contact telephone numbers for Babylon is: (631) 422-7600.
Non-Emergency Contact Information:You may want to report the situation to our county or state offices of emergency management or health departments. Their phone numbers are:
For all questions regarding flood zones, please call Environmental Control at (631) 422-7645.
Shelter in Suffolk County as of 11/12/2012:
Electrical Inspectors approved by the Town of Babylon:
There are several departments that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Control:
The Town of Babylon’s Animal Shelter, i.e. the Babylon Animal Adoption Rescue Center (BAARC), is located at 80 New Highway, Amityville. The phone number is (631) 643-9270. The Shelter has several programs that it provides for Town residents. A Town resident can go to the Animal Shelter to have a dog licensed, to adopt a dog or cat, and turn in a dog or cat for adoption or to be euthanized for a modest fee. Dog Control Officers are assigned to the Department to enforce Article 7 of the Agricultural and Markets Law of New York State and local laws and ordinances of the Town of Babylon.
Though the commercial waste collected is recycled by the contractor, the program does not offer source separated commercial waste. Those wishing to set up a source separation program must arrange to do so with a private company. The company must be a Town (Class 1) licensed waste recycling company.
For more information, call the Commercial Waste Office at (631) 422-7670.
To verify that your property is in the District, or to arrange for pickup call the Commercial Waste Office at (631) 422-7670.
These parameters will include waste characteristics, dumpster size, frequency of pick up and other special requirements, if any. Official orders containing all pertinent information can then be faxed by the constituent to (631) 893-1008. If an order is placed by 2:00 pm, trash service can usually begin the next business day.
More information about Babylon’s stormwater program can be found online, Stormwater Program, or by calling the Town's Department of Environmental Control at (631) 422-7670.
The Recycling Center is located at 57 Field Street in West Babylon and can be contacted at (631) 249-9346.
The hours of operation for the Recycling Center are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm but they are closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
A complete trash and recycling pick-up schedule is mailed to each house on an annual basis and is also available online - Trash and Recycling Calendar.
For safety's sake, please remove all doors from refrigerators and freezers.
YWZ 1 – South of Montauk Highway – Monday pick-upYWZ 2 – Between Montauk Highway and Sunrise Highway – Tuesday pick-upYWZ 3 – Between Sunrise Highway and Southern State Parkway – Wednesday pick-upYWZ 4 – Between Southern State Parkway and Long Island Avenue – Thursday pick-upYWZ 5 – North of Long Island Avenue or North of Long Island Railroad tracks – Friday Pick-up Click here for more information
When the bottles and cans symbol appears on your Trash and Recycling Calendar, EnCon will pick up glass, metal cans and plastics from your curbside in your blue recycling bin or clear plastic bags. EnCon cannot collect recycling material from any other type of receptacle.
When the newspaper symbol appears on your Trash and Recycling Calendar, EnCon will pick up properly wrapped newspapers from your curbside. Wrap newspapers in twine or put them into paper bags. Do not use plastic bags for holding newspapers. Magazines, junk mail, cardboard boxes and telephone books will be picked up along with newspapers. These items should be bundled and tied. Please put out newspapers regardless of the weather. Pizza and cereal boxes are not recyclable. Please dispose of pizza and cereal boxes with your normal household garbage. Do not use your recycling can or garbage pails to put your newspapers out. These items can also be brought to the recycling center at 51 Field Street in West Babylon between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
For further information please call (631) 249-9346 or (631) 422-7694.
Specific recycling information is available in Trash and Recycling Calendar. Limited construction debris, up to two items, is available for pickup on your Thursday or Friday garbage day. However, building material from major renovations cannot be taken. The Residential Recycling Center (631) 249-9346 or the Sanitation Department (631) 422-7694 can be contacted in the case that you need to dispose of an item and are not sure how to.
Styrofoam is not listed among the specific items that EnCon will pick up with other recyclables. Newspapers, magazines, phone books, and cardboard boxes are available for pickup together on certain weeks, while glass, cans, and plastic are available for pickup on the other weeks. Please reference the Trash and Recycling Calendar.
Trash should be placed at the curb the evening before your scheduled trash pick up. Do not put material out prior to 1:00 pm the day before your scheduled trash collection day and only put out the material to be collected at the curb. Please reference the Trash and Recycling Calendar.
If there is a question as to size or an unusual item, call EnCon, the Town's trash contractor, at (631) 491-3200.
An area with significant flooding issues generally has standing water at the location 24 hours after a rain event. If water does not exist at the location 24 hours after a rain event, it is determined that, although flooding occurs, it is temporary and therefore within the design capability of the system.
The Town is continually updating its database of problem areas and, as resources allow, will address these problem areas. Flooding can also occur without a rain event in times of unusually high tides.
The National Weather Service often issues flood advisories due to high tides. For those living in low lying areas near tidal water, this type of flooding will occur.
Please note that when there are weather forecasts for tidal flooding and when these warnings are issued, elevate anything that might be damaged from water or saltwater. In addition, homes in these areas should have flood insurance.
An area with significant flooding issues generally has standing water at the location 24 hours after a rain event. If water does not exist at the location 24 hours after a rain event, the case is closed. If standing water still exists at the location, the case is reported to the Engineering Division within the Planning and Development Department to develop a solution and schedule to rectify. At this point, an incident report is written and copied to the homeowner.
At that time, the inspection will investigate the storm drain for blockage, damage, etc. If it is determined the storm drain is blocked, a service request will be created and scheduled.
The storm drains are there to solely collect stormwater from the public roads and right-a-ways.
Town Hall and the Town Hall Annex are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The Town of Babylon Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Recreation Guide contains information on most town events throughout the year. The online guide can be found by going to www.townofbabylon.com/parks and clicking Recreation Guide at the top of the page.
To find out which polling place you can go to vote, contact the Suffolk County Board of Elections at (631) 852-4500.
Please contact New York State Department of Transportation at (631) 420-4270 for assistance with these roads.
Please contact Suffolk County Department of Public Works at (631) 852-4070 for assistance with these roads.
However, in the case that you do have a specific address, the owner of a specific property can be found by using the computer system in the Assessor's Office, (631) 957-3014, in Town Hall.
Once the owner of the property is found, you would have to contact that individual owner to inquire about the property further.
All open bids are posted on our bid website: https://bidsapp.townofbabylon.com/
Please register at our website: https://bidsapp.townofbabylon.com/
Currently, the Town of Babylon is not accepting new applications for Section 8 housing. The demand for housing is high but the supply is low for those seeking Section 8 housing. As a result, the Town is currently working from an existing list of interested tenants and applicants are selected on a first come, first serve basis. Once the existing list is exhausted, the Town will open up the Section 8 housing program to new applicants.
Section 8 housing includes any legal rental property located in the Town of Babylon, provided it has the necessary rental permit and the landlord has been approved by the Town of Babylon Housing Agency as a Section 8 landlord.
All Section 8 properties are required to hold a Town of Babylon Rental Permit. Rental Permit applications can be obtained through the Department of Planning and Development's Rental Division.
To apply for a Rental Permit, you must fill out a Rental Permit Application and file it with the Rental Division.
The following items will be required when you submit your application:
The permit requirements for rental units include:
For more detailed information on these requirements, please call the Rental Division at (631) 957- 4434.
If a participant, for any reason misses a scheduled Section 8 appointment, you will receive a program termination letter explaining your termination and steps to take to receive a fair hearing as a result of your termination.
Typically, a caseworker will be assigned to the issue. In some instances, a case will be assigned to the Landlord/Tenants Rights Court.
The Town operates the Beacon Family Wellness Center; a NYS OASAS licensed outpatient substance abuse treatment facility. It is located at 281 Phelps Lane in North Babylon and our direct number is (631) 422-7676. The Program provides treatment services to Town of Babylon residents and their families who have been affected by substance abuse. The Program offers a wide variety of treatment services and is open from 9:00 AM through 9:00 PM.
Beacon Family Wellness Center is licensed by the State of New York and staffed with Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Masters of Social Workers (LMSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). The Program provides confidential outpatient treatment services to Town of Babylon residents and their families who have been affected by substance use. Services include individual and group counseling, including an educational and family series
Please call the office at (631) 422-7676 between the hours of 9:00 AM through 9:00 PM and inform the staff that you would like to make an initial assessment appointment.
Each patient’s program length is based upon the individual’s specific needs, goals and situation. There is no set timeframe or duration for program treatment. A counselor will work with each individual to create a patient-centered treatment plan with specific goals and milestones the patient wishes to accomplish during their time in the Program. Admission into the Program is voluntary and patients are entitled to discontinue treatment at any time for any reason.
For help and hope 24/7, call 1-877-8-HOPENY (467369) or text HOPENY (467369). Toll-free and confidential.
The HOPEline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The HOPEline responds to callers and follows-up to ensure that individuals receive the care and treatment they need. HOPEline provides support and additional referrals as appropriate.
HOPEline provides callers with access to bilingual staff to provide services in English, Spanish, Bengali, Traditional Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Korean, and Russian.
The DASH Hotline & Crisis Care Center are available 24-hours a day. The Hotline number is 631-952-3333. Family Service League’s DASH Crisis Care Center is an inspiration of hope for Suffolk County residents who are struggling to cope.
In the event of an emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
There are costs associated for services, but no individual is denied assistance based on their inability to pay. If an individual does not have medical insurance coverage, an individual’s income and our sliding fee scale determine the fees. All individuals entering the program must show proof of income when requesting services. Medicaid and most insurances are accepted. Patients are responsible for their copays.
The Beacon Family Wellness Center is operated by the Town of Babylon, and is required by law to protect the privacy of your Protected Health Information (PHI). Beacon Family Wellness Center is also required to provide you with a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices, which describes our information and privacy practices. Beacon Family Wellness Center adheres to all HIPAA and federal laws and guidelines pertaining to patient confidentiality.
The Essential Services Transportation Program is for seniors who reside in the Town of Babylon to receive free transportation to medical, dental and other essential appointments and services as long as they are within the boundaries of the Town of Babylon. Services include transportation to:
*Social Security Office located at 510 Park Avenue in West Babylon.
*Town of Babylon – Town Hall for tax payments.
Shopping transportation services are by appointment only, Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by calling (631) 422-7618 or (631) 893-1056.
Appointments for service can be made by calling (631) 893-1056.
Yes, given the availability of transportation. These appointments must be made in advance with pick-ups starting at 9:00 am, with the last appointment scheduled at 1:30pm. Any appointments past 1:30pm must be a one-way trip.
Transportation services are only within the boundaries of the Town of Babylon.
Residents are urged to schedule their doctor and essential appointments between the hours of 9:00 am - 1:30 pm on the day designated for your area.
Women’s Services provides quarterly empowerment forums, featuring varied topics with guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields. These events are free of charge and open to the public. Topics have included domestic violence, debt counseling, fitness, stress management, housing resources and more. Future dates for the forums will be posted on the Town of Babylon’s calendar of events beginning in the Fall of 2022. For more information, call (631) 464-4340.
Residents, age 60 and older, who own or rent and are incapable of maintaining their residence because of illness, incapacity, handicap, or absence of a caretaker-relative are eligible for this service. Priority is given to servicing those who are frail, low income, minority, disabled, isolated or veterans.
Residents who are receiving the same or similar service under another government-funded program are not eligible for this service.
Residential Repair services are offered four days a week, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.
There is no income requirement to receive services.
The Town's Residential Repair program provides:
*Installation of hand rails and grab bars
*Leaf raking – front yard only
*Minor plumbing services
The Residential Repair program covers minor projects only. The program does not provide electrical services, roof repair, window replacements, or snow removal. For more information, please call (631) 464-4340, x1117.
Yes, we provide identification cards for senior citizens. Applicants must visit the Department of Human Services at 1 Commerce Boulevard, Amityville, NY and provide proof of residency and age. Acceptable documents include a driver's license, utility bill or passport. These ID cards allow members to redeem senior citizen discounts were available.
The Town has four Senior Centers:
The Senior Centers provide recreational, cultural, advisory, and health programs. Program activities at all centers include arts and crafts, cards, games, billiards, outdoor games, needlework, painting, dance instruction, trips, and parties.
Babylon’s Senior Centers provide many informational and special services, including Social Security information, income tax assistance, Medicare and Medicaid information, health education, referral services, mobile van health screening, and blood pressure screenings.
The Senior Centers provide transportation to and from the centers, free of charge.
The Town of Babylon operates four Senior Centers. The Senior Centers are recreation centers for active and independent seniors (60 years of age and older).
The Senior Centers are different than an adult day care program. Adult day care programs offer supervised health care management and social activities to adults who are frail or with special disabilities that require constant attention. Typically, these services are provided in a protective environment by trained staff, which assists clients with socialization and activities of daily living (eating, exercise and hygiene).
For more information about Adult Day Care Centers, contact Suffolk County Office of the Aging at (631) 853-2236.
All interested participants must complete a registration form that contains basic information such as name, address, current contact information, emergency contact information and a list of current medications. Participants must also show proof of residency and age.
There is no cost to join a senior center. Once registered, members receive an identification card, which allows them to sign up for the lunch program, transportation, activities, classes and trips.
The senior centers are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Town's Senior Centers provide numerous programs and activities, which vary among the four centers. For individual senior center programs, residents should call the senior center directly.
Generally, the activities, classes and programs offered include:
The Town's Senior Centers do provide transportation services to and from the center. Some of the centers also provide bi-monthly shopping trips to a local grocery store or convenience store for the seniors. The North Amityville Senior Center's door-to-door transportation services is also wheelchair accessible.
Generally, the Senior Centers schedule food shopping trips for the seniors two to three times a month. To schedule transportation to a medical appointment, call five days in advance to schedule Senior Transportation at (631) 422-7618. This service is free and subject to availability.
The Wyandanch Senior Citizen Nutrition Center is located at 28 Wyandanch Avenue in Wyandanch. The phone number is (631) 491-4889.
As a Nutrition Center, this center provides nutritional lunches for all seniors, including those at other Town senior centers, with a minimum of 100 lunches served daily. The average attendance is 60-80 seniors per day.
Special programs offered at the Wyandanch Senior Citizen Nutrition Center are:
The Tanner Park Senior Citizen Center provides:
The Spangle Drive Senior Citizen Center is located at 438 Spangle Drive in North Babylon.
The North Amityville Senior Center is located at 48-C Cedar Road in Amityville.
The North Amityville Senior Citizen Center provides:
The Town's senior centers offer a nutritious congregate meal lunch program.
Seniors can call the Senior Centers directly to receive the day's menu:
No, the Town of Babylon does not deliver lunch to homebound seniors. You can contact Catholic Charities Meal-On-Wheels at (631) 842-4123. Please visit the Catholic Charities website for more information on the services they provide.
The New York State Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive Tenant's Rights Guide online. For further information, contact the Suffolk County Office of the Attorney General at (631) 231-2400.
When the form is completed, please drop it off at the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst.
To report an illegal apartment, call the Office of Citizens Services at 3-1-1 or (631) 957-7474. Please try to have as much information as possible when calling, including:
Yes, you can contact the Citizen Services Office in Town Hall, by calling 3-1-1 or (631) 957-7474. If you want to make a complaint about an illegal apartment, a certain amount of information is necessary to enable inspectors to take the appropriate action. Complainant information is requested so that inspectors have someone to contact in the case that more information about the situation is needed.
The Long Island Green Homes Program is a self-financing, residential retrofit program designed to upgrade the energy efficiency of existing homes in the Town of Babylon. The program enables residents to make their homes greener and healthier at little or no out-of-pocket expense to themselves, while saving money on home energy costs. For more information about the program, please visit the Long Island Green Homes website.
You can also visit their website, Long Island Green Homes, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use state-of-the-art, industry standard software called Real Home Analyzer to calculate your savings, using your 2 years of utility usage data and the information from your Energy Audit. LIGH also thoroughly reviews each project for accuracy, and performs regular quality assurance inspections.
The objective of Long Island Green Homes is to reduce your homes energy usage, thereby reducing your utility bills. Therefore, an energy assessment will be performed by a town licensed, BPI certified, Energy Auditor. The cost of the energy assessment is $250, which will be paid directly to your auditor. There is no longer a $250 assessment fee. Free or low-cost energy audits through NYSERDA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program are available to residential customers. Following the Home Performance Evaluation, you will be given a detailed explanation of how your home uses energy, where the most energy is being wasted or lost, and specific improvements that could increase energy efficiency. The report also calculates a fixed cost for each recommended improvement along with the projected dollar amount you will see in energy savings on an annual basis, from that specific improvement. The Long Island Green Homes Program pays the contractor the entire cost of the energy-efficiency improvements. Under a separate contract with the homeowner, the Town sets up a monthly payment plan that has the homeowner pay for the improvements over time only from a projected utility bill cost savings. For example, if our expert Home Performance Evaluation auditors project that you will save $1,000 per year in utility bills, The Town will establish an annual payment schedule (benefit assessment payment) based on your projected annual savings. Therefore your payment would be less than a $100 a month.
The Town will provide for energy saving improvements up to but not to exceed $12,000 per home. Homeowners will then pay the Town directly for the improvements through a monthly benefit assessment fee.
The amount of the monthly benefit assessment fee is structured to be less than the monthly savings on a residents' energy bills resulting from the improvements. There is an additional 3% administrative fee applied to these monthly payments.
Once we have processed the data from your Self-Check Home Inventory Form, a Town of Babylon Licensed Green Homes Contractor will perform a Home Performance Evaluation on your house. The contractor will provide a detailed report that will recommend certain energy efficient home improvements and estimate the savings that will result. You make the decision to hire the contractor to perform the energy-efficient home improvements. What energy-efficient home improvements are offered through the program? Improvements include efficient lighting, weather-stripping, caulking, air and duct sealing, insulation and upgrading of heating units, etc. We will advise participants which appliances, cooling units, and other eligible measures offer the best return and what LIPA rebates and incentives apply. Please call our office at (631) 422-4411 if you have any further questions or concerns.
Once the licensed contractor has completed the work, the Town will directly pay the contractor. The homeowner will then pay the Town for the improvements on a monthly basis for an amount and term that is agreed upon in advance. With almost every customer, the savings from reduced energy bills will be greater than the cost of the improvements. This means that the homeowner will have a positive cash flow; the money that was going to the utility companies is now going to make your home greener and healthier. Once the improvements are completely paid for all of the savings go directly to the homeowner, saving him/her an average of $1,000 every year.
The Department of Parks & Recreation is responsible for managing the various programs and recreational activities that the Town provides. Full-time employees and part-time seasonal personnel staff its various facilities during the summer months. This department oversees the Town's parks, beaches and marinas, pools, spray parks and an 18 hole par three golf course at Cedar Beach. The main office is located at 151 Phelps Lane in North Babylon and the phone number is (631) 893-2100. Each summer the department publishes the Recreation Guide listing the programs that it administers. Such programs include: special events like the Beach Blast; recreation programs such as swimming lessons, day camps, dancing and many others; sports programs and leagues; kayaking; tennis and many others. A full listing of offerings can be reviewed in the annual Summer Recreation Guide, a directory available at Town Hall or the Parks & Recreation Office. Any resident can register for a program. The Department of Parks & Recreation also issues permits for those seeking to use one of the many Town facilities for recreational purposes.
From Sunrise Highway - take exit 40 and follow the signs for Deer Park Avenue North; once you are on Deer Park Avenue, Phelps Lane is the left immediately before North Babylon High School.
From the Southern State Parkway - take exit 39 South to Deer Park Avenue; once you are on Deer Park Avenue, Phelps Lane is the right immediately after North Babylon High School.
From Montauk Highway - make a left onto Deer Park Avenue; Phelps lane is the left immediately before North Babylon High School.
In the guide you will find the names and phone numbers for the Town's recreation facilities, registration dates and times for Town programs, and information on annual Town events including the Beach Blast. Remember that the Recreation Guide contains information about all the programs for the entire year so keep it handy.
The guide contains the dates and times for the Department of Parks & Recreation's Fall, Winter, and Spring events and programs. These include the Fall Festival, Tree Lighting at Town Hall, the Spring Egg Extravaganza and a wide variety of other activities.
Please visit www.townofbabylon.com/parks and click “Recreation Guide” at the top.
Special Events include:
Recreation Programs include:
Sports Programs include:
Yes, golf lessons for Town residents are provided throughout the summer months at the Cedar Beach Golf Course. For more information, including specific dates and fees, see the Recreation Guide when it is distributed in the Spring
Yes, facilities for overnight camping (self-contained camping vehicles only) are located at the Cedar Beach Marina & Campground. The 41 campsites are available for weekly reservations, Friday – Friday. Reservations for the summer begin in March. Please visit the campground reservations page for more information.
Yes, there is a full day day-camp at the Fabio Buttitta Pool/Park in Deer Park. This program runs Monday – Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. A half-day program runs at the Phelps Lane Park/Pool and is run in two sessions per day. Children can enroll in either the morning session from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or the afternoon session from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Each session runs Monday through Friday for five weeks. Please note that children CANNOT sign up for both the morning and afternoon session.
Children should bring a towel on pool days and a snack every day.
The Town has three ocean beaches: Overlook (open only to Town residents with recreation permits), Cedar and Gilgo, and two bay beaches: Venetian Shores and Tanner Park. The two bay beaches have spray parks and boat launching ramps. The Cedar Beach golf course is also located at Cedar Beach and Overlook Beach. The Gilgo Beach Marina is located at Gilgo. Cedar Beach also boasts the Cedar Beach Marina which is accessible by boat and connected to Cedar Beach via a walkway. Camping (41 campsites) is accommodated at the marina for Town residents with full camping facilities available. Camping requires a camping permit which can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office located at 151 Phelps Lane in North Babylon. For more information call 631-893-2100.
For information on beach permits, please www.townofbabylon.com/parks and click Beach Permits.
Resident Beach Permit: $45
Veteran/Active Military: $20
Town of Babylon Volunteer Firefighter: $20
A beach permit allows you access to Cedar Beach, Cedar Marina, Gilgo Beach, and Overlook Beach, which are all located off Ocean Parkway. The beach permit also allows you to enjoy the Town of Babylon’s two bay beaches, Tanner Park in Copiague and Venetian Shores in Lindenhurst.
Please note that a Town beach permit does NOT qualify you for free entrance into New York State facilities including Robert Moses, Jones Beach, and Heckscher State Park.
Beach Permits can be purchased online or in person. For information on beach permits, please visit www.townofbabylon.com/parks and click Beach Permits.
Non-Residents can pay the daily entrance fee at Gilgo Beach and Cedar Beach during the summer season.
Cedar Beach Marina is located on the bay side of Cedar Beach. It is accessible from the beach by walking through the pathway and underpass which goes from the ocean side of Ocean Parkway to the bay side. The marina has berths for boats and 41 campsites for self-contained camp vehicles.
Facilities for overnight camping (self-contained camping vehicles only) are located at the Cedar Beach Marina & Campground. The 41 campsites are available for weekly reservations, Friday – Friday. Reservations for the summer begin in March. Please visit the campground reservations page for more information.
Boat Docking/Launch Permits will be available (in season) to Town of Babylon residents only and can be obtained through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 151 Phelps Lane, North Babylon. Permits can be obtained (in season) Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
There is a $50 permit fee, or $25.00 for residents 60 years of age or older. Residents must show double proof of residency and ownership of the boat. When purchasing a permit, residents must provide:• A current New York State Driver's License of the person who owns the boat• A current New York State Boat Registration• A current tax or utility bill that displays their name and address
• Anthony Sanchez Pool: Sawyer Avenue, West Babylon, (631) 661-2067• Fabio Buttitta Pool: Acorn Street Deer Park, (631) 242-4803• North Lindenhurst Pool: Straight Path, North Lindenhurst, (631) 957-3510• North Amityville Pool: Albany Avenue, North Amityville, (631) 842-6240• Phelps Lane Pool: Phelps Lane, North Babylon, (631) 669-4654
Town pools are open from the end of June through Labor Day. Residents must bring their license, current tax/utility bill and birth certificates for all children (under 18 years old). All children under 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older to enter a pool facility.
Residents can purchase individual or family plan summer pool passes. Please reference the summer Recreation Guide for up-to-date pool plan fees.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over. Children ages 3 and under are free.
The Town's spray parks at Tanner Park and Venetian Shores are open daily during the season from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Geiger Spray Park is open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. The spray parks are open for the season in late June. The spray park season close after Labor Day.
The Town of Babylon Beach Permit gives Town of Babylon residents access to:
Overlook Beach, Cedar Beach, Gilgo Beach, Cedar Marina, Tanner Park, & Venetian Shores
Online: Residents with online accounts can purchase the 2022 Town of Babylon Beach Permit online from February 17th to April 15th! (Permits will begin being mailed in May.)
In Person: In person (drive-thru) purchasing will begin Tuesday, April19th at various parks throughout the Town. If you would like to purchase your beach permit in person, bring your NYS Driver's License and NYS Car Registration (with matching name and addresses in the Town of Babylon) to a drive-thru location listed below. Please note, sales are credit/debit card only. American Express is NOT accepted.
In person sale dates, times and locations are to be announced.
Senior (60+): $20, NYS Driver’s License Must Indicate an Age of 60+
Veteran/Active Military: $20
Active Town of Babylon Volunteer Fire Department Member: $20
A NYS Driver’s License with an address in the Town of Babylon and a car registration with matching name and address to driver’s license.
If you qualify for a discounted Beach Permit based on your status, you will also need:
Additional Documents Based On Your Status as a Volunteer Firefighter, Veteran/Active Military, Snowbird, Company Car: 1. Volunteer Firefighter: Volunteer Firefighter Card needs to be uploaded. 2. Veteran/Active Military: DD214 needs to be uploaded, if designated on license, please indicate that when uploading/Active Military ID Card should be uploaded. 3. Snowbird: Snowbird Affidavit needs to be uploaded. 4. Company Car: A letter on company letterhead (must be typed) stating:
The Parks Department will begin mailing permits in May.
Click here if you forgot your username. An email will be sent to you with your username.
Click here if you forgot your password. An email will be sent to you with a link to reset your password.
If your license and/or car registration haven’t expired, you do not need to upload them again. If you purchase your Beach Permit and see an expired document, you will receive an email notifying you to upload a new document.
If you have a car registered in your name, please create an account for yourself at your address. There can be more than one “household” at each physical address in our system. We understand that different family structures exist and will accommodate all residents.
Please submit a letter on company letterhead (must be typed) stating:
Please visit https://dmv.ny.gov/mydmv/mydmv scroll down to create and account or if you already have an account, log in to view your car registrations/complete a change of address.
To receive a replacement permit, the original permit must be taken off the vehicle (no photos) & submitted to the Parks Department. Please note that the permit is designed to shred when removed from the vehicle.
Replacement Sticker Steps:
The Town of Babylon Resident Recreation Permit is designed to shred. If someone tries to remove it from a car window, it will come off in pieces. If someone tries to alter the plate information on the sticker by removing the sealant, the permit will shred and therefore become voided. Additionally, Park Rangers and Bay Constables will be monitoring the parking lots to match plates with the plate written on the permit. If they don’t match, the car will be given a summons.
Boat Berth Slip Rental Permits are available through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 151 Phelps Lane, North Babylon. The Town rents boat slips at Tanner Park in Copiague and South Great Neck Road in Copiague. Associated fees are $40.00 a foot for South Great Neck Road and the floating dock at Tanner Park. The main dock at Tanner Park is $50.00 a foot.
Applicants must prove they are residents of the Town of Babylon and requirements include:• Provide a current New York State Driver’s License• Provide a current New York State Boat Registration• Provide copies of a current tax and utility bill
Waitlist applications are available under the Forms Center and can be submitted to the Parks & Recreation office. Waitlist applicants will be called in April if they are offered a slip for the season.
Camping Permits will be available to Town of Babylon residents, and can be obtained through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. For specific dates and times, please refer to the current Town of Babylon Recreation Guide released each April.
Camping Permits cost $50.00, or $25.00 for those 60 years of age or older. Camping Permits are for use at Cedar Beach only and applicants must prove they are Town of Babylon residents by providing:
• A current tax or utility bill that displays their name and address• A current New York State Driver’s License that displays the address of the person who owns the camper• A current New York State Camper Registration that is registered in the Town of Babylon• A current New York State Tow Vehicle Registration that is registered in the Town of Babylon
No photocopies of any documents are accepted
Boat Docking/Launch Permits are available to Town of Babylon residents, and can be obtained through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. For specific dates and times, please refer to the current Town of Babylon Recreation Guide released each April.
There is a $50 permit fee, or $25.00 for residents 60 years of age or older.
Required documents to be show at the time of purchase:
• A current New York State Driver’s License of the person who owns the boat with address in the Town of Babylon.• A current New York State Boat Registration with matching name and address to NYS License.• A current tax or utility bill that displays the name and address
The Boat Docking/Launching Permit allows residents to dock at the following facilities for an additional docking fee:
• Cedar Beach Marina: (631) 669-5949• Gilgo Beach Marina: (631) 826-1255
The Boat Docking/Launching Permit allows residents to use the launch ramps located at Venetian Shores and Tanner Park on the Great South Bay for no additional fee.
Jet Ski Permits will be available to Town of Babylon residents, and can be obtained through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. For specific dates and times, please refer to the current Town of Babylon Recreation Guide released each April.
Jet Ski launching is available at Tanner Park and Venetian Shores ONLY.
Jet Ski Permits $25.00 per jet ski.
• A current tax or utility bill that displays their name and address• A current New York State Driver’s license that displays their address• A current New York State Jet Ski Registration that is registered in the Town of Babylon
The Department of Planning and Development is one of the Town's largest departments. It has nine divisions and three boards:
These divisions and boards are responsible for receiving and processing applications for building permits, for new subdivisions, accessory apartments, variances, and requests for traffic safety control measures. For questions regarding the Divisions of Planning and Engineering, please contact the Planning Department at (631) 957-3103. Please check the Planning and Development Forms and Documents page to view the applications, forms and documents that are currently available online for the Planning and Development Department.
The Building Division issues permits and enforces the Town of Babylon's zoning, local laws, ordinances and building codes. No building can be constructed or altered on any lot, plot or premises until a Town of Babylon building permit authorizing the work has been issued. The Building Division requires that copies of plans and specifications, and such other necessary information, be filed with every permit application.
The Town's Accessory Apartment Review Board conducts public hearings and reviews applications for temporary permits for accessory apartments. The following applications are available online:
The Zoning Board of Appeals Application and Radius Map Request Form are available online.
Please visit the Forms Center to view the application forms and other documents that are currently available online for the Zoning Board of Appeals.
To find out the zone for your property, please use this link or the map below:
An Accessory Apartment is defined by the Town of Babylon as an additional self-contained dwelling unit which is incorporated within a one family dwelling and contains a second kitchen. You must obtain an Accessory Apartment Permit from the Accessory Apartment Review Board to legally use these spaces as living area. All Accessory Apartment Permits are temporary exemptions from the Town of Babylon zoning laws regarding rentable portions of your primary residence. These permits must be renewed upon expiration. Three months prior to the expiration date, you must reapply for the permit. An Accessory Apartment Permit Application must be completed and an appointment scheduled to have your documents reviewed. To schedule an appointment or if you require additional information about the process, please call (631) 957-7468. To qualify for this permit the dwelling must:
The following applications are also available online:
There are other requirements related to handrails, stairways, doors, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, parking, house exteriors, markers and others.
An inspection date may be scheduled for a Building Inspector to inspect both apartments in your residence. In some cases, a Town of Babylon Licensed Engineer Report may be required to certify that the premises comply with all required codes.
If an inspection fails, all violations must be corrected, and reinspected subject to a $50.00 re-inspection fee. A public hearing will be scheduled with notices published in the Town-designated newspapers.
Your application will be heard by the Accessory Apartment Review Board after all the paperwork has been submitted. A decision will be rendered by the Board after reviewing all submitted documentation and testimony of the hearing.
In addition, by working with the Town to achieve compliance, you will obtain a Certificate of Occupancy (CO), which home owner's insurance and mortgage companies require. You must have a CO before you can live in this structure. Structures that are built without a building permit are subject to fines.
A Building Permit is a formal written approval, stating all requirements and it is subject to various inspections by the Town allowing you to, in any way, alter property that you own. Please see the following information and instructions and/or applications for specific types of Building Permits:
A basement space becomes an illegal apartment when a kitchen is added. You can have a bedroom in the basement without a kitchen as long as the ceiling height is at least 7 feet 6 inches and there is an egress window in that room.
If you have any questions regarding front porches and decks, please call the Building Division, (631) 957-3058.
Please see the instructions to legally Maintain a Structure and Maintain a Dwelling.
There are different requirements for building or installing sheds, decks, fences and pools. These may vary depending on your particular zoning district such as Residential A, AA, B, or C. Following the code requirements for these structures ensures that the safety and property rights of Town residents while also helping to maintain the character of our neighborhoods. See the Rules for Sheds, Decks, Fences and Pools
There shall be a maximum of two sheds per lot. All sheds must meet lot area occupancy requirements. Set backs for under 100 square foot sheds include:
All sheds must meet building area requirements or will be required to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals for a variance. See the Rules for Sheds, Decks, Fences and Pools
Decks higher than 5 feet, enclosed decks and decks with a roof higher than 12 feet are considered additions to the main structure and require a Building Permit. Contact the Building Division for help in applying for these.
All decks must meet building area requirements or will be required to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals for a variance, as will any construction of a deck in a front yard. See the Rules for Sheds, Decks, Fences and Pools
For fences falling outside of these requirements, please contact the Building Division. See the Rules for Sheds, Decks, Fences and Pools
A Building Permit application with surveys and plans must be submitted to the Building Division for review and must comply with the following codes:
See the Rules for Sheds, Decks, Fences and Pools
Buildings with rental units can be a single family dwelling with only one kitchen. If the home is a legal two family by way of Certificate of Occupancy, both units may be rented and neither would be required to be owner occupied, but still requires a rental permit.
An inspection date will be scheduled for a Building Inspector to inspect the rental unit for compliance with the code requirements. In some cases, a Town of Babylon Licensed Engineer report may be submitted to certify that the premises comply with all required codes.
The Committee will then, if deemed warranted, submit an application to the Division of Traffic Engineering. Traffic Engineering will then do a site study and make a recommendation on the request. This may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
The Traffic Safety Committee will review the request and the engineering site study. After consideration, the committee will make a recommendation to the Town Board, who will then schedule a hearing. If the Town Board issues a resolution, that will then finalize the process and effectuate the change.
This entire process may take several months before a final decision is rendered.
Requests for traffic-related signs can be submitted in writing to:
You can also submit a request using this online form.
All requests should indicate the location of the proposed sign and a brief description explaining the reason for the sign. The Traffic Safety Committee will examine the location for the requested sign to determine if it fits with the area’s existing traffic controls and conforms with both state and federal laws (NY State Vehicle and Traffic Law; NY State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devises for Streets and Highway).
All complaints must include location (street name and/intersection) and the complainants name, address and phone number. The Traffic Safety Committee will then submit a request to the Suffolk County Police Department for increased enforcement of the speed limit in that area.
Reports should include the location of the missing or damaged sign such as the address and street name and/or intersection. The town is responsible for responding to such reports within two hours of receipt and then correcting the situation within 72 hours.
Reports should include the location of the broken signal such as the address and street name and/or intersection. The town is responsible for responding to such reports within two hours of receipt.
Use/Operational Permits are issued on an annual basis and include:
The Department of Parks & Recreation's Public Safety Division is located at the Town Hall Annex at 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon. Public Safety consists of:
No, unregistered vehicles with, or without, license plates, cannot be parked on the street. If there is a vehicle in violation, Public Safety will send an officer to the location and, if in violation of Town Code, will tow the vehicle and the owner will be issued a summons. The owner is responsible for all related towing and impound fees.
No, trailers are not permitted to park on the street. If a trailer is parked illegally, Public Safety will tow the trailer and the owner will be issued a summons. The owner is responsible for all related towing and impound fees.
The Town of Babylon's Fire Marshal's Office protects life and property from fire and explosion and manmade and natural hazards through the efforts of investigation of fire and explosion incidents, quality fire protection inspection services, enforcement of the State Fire Prevention laws, data collection and analysis, and public safety education. The Fire Marshal's Office works with 11 fire departments and one ambulance corp, encompassing the 58 square miles of the Town of Babylon. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for:
The Fire Marshal's Office is located at 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703 at the Town Hall Annex. The office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Fire Marshals are on call for response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Department of Emergency Preparedness has more information about what to do during natural disasters or storms, including where to locate designated emergency shelters.
The Services for the Disabled and Senior Citizen Community Services Division is located at 281 Phelps Lane, in North Babylon. They can be contacted directly at (631) 893-1050 or by email at email@example.com. This Division is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents with disabilities and serves as a focal point for information, referral and technical assistance to physically and mentally challenged individuals and senior citizens. Division responsibilities include:
The form must be completed in its entirety and signed by a physician. Applications can be returned in person or mailed directly to:
The Town cannot accept recommendations for such a permit from chiropractors or physical therapists.
• The issuance of New York State handicapped parking permits• Evening recreation programs for disabled residents• Transportation to and from medical appointments and grocery stores
All requests for handicap parking signs should be submitted in writing to:
Umeko Healy Chairperson, Traffic Safety Committee 200 E. Sunrise Hwy Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Please provide the location where the signs are requested and a brief description of why the signs are being requested. The location will be examined to determine if the signs are appropriate with regard to traffic control in the area and to determine if they conform to the requirements established under state and federal laws.
In addition, all level 2 and level 3 sex offenders (those being the most serious offenders) living in the Town of Babylon were identified using the NYS Sex Offender Registry. The addresses were inputted into the system and those individuals who were living in violation of the County residency restriction law were immediately identified.
If there are new offenders, a QOLT member makes an entry into a log book and then checks Town records for any possible violations. The information about the sex offender is also immediately forwarded to the Town’s GIS operator to determine if there is a violation of the County’s residency restriction law. The Director of QOLT assigns the case to an inspector.
In addition, the Town sends a monthly report and GIS Map, indicating the location of each offender, to every school district located within the Town of Babylon notifying them of the findings and assisting them with their district’s alert to the parents of school age children. Further, the Town will notify each school district of the arrival of a new offender, daily.
If the offender is also living in illegal housing, summonses are issued to both the offender and the property owner. Summonses will also be issued to the owner of the property for any other violations found during the investigation.
Although the Town has no enforcement jurisdiction within the three villages, the Town follows the same notification process in each of these communities.
An inspector from QOLT is assigned to each offender who is currently violating the residency restriction law. The inspector is charged with visiting the location and confirming the residency status as well as issuing summonses for any violations that have been found.
The investigation also raises the question as to whether residency restriction laws are producing negative unintended consequences. Currently 57% of the sex offenders registered in the Town are living in restricted areas.
While some of these individuals are grandfathered under the current law, this high percentage may reflect the very limited area available within the town where sex offenders may legally reside. This number combined with the fact that numerous sex offenders are not living in their registered locations could be an indication that offenders are purposefully avoiding the registration requirements under Megan’s Law.
On a federal level, it also requires persons convicted of sex crimes against children to notify local law enforcement of any change of address or employment after release from custody.
The period your tax bill covers is a fiscal year that begins on December 1 and ends on November 30 of the following year.
The Town Receiver of Taxes mails tax bills by the second week of December. You should receive a bill no later than December 20th of each year. If you do not receive your bill by that date, you should contact the Tax Office at 631-957-3001
The property owner will receive a bill each year in December. If the property owner pays the taxes directly, the bill is a payment copy sent with payment instructions and a return envelope. If the property owner has an escrow account with a mortgage company, the owner receives an “Informational Only” copy of the bill, and the mortgage company receives the payment information directly. Senior citizens or disabled persons may designate a third party to receive copies of their bills.
Yes. Your mortgage company receives information regarding the payment due. All exemptions are reflected in the amount provided to the mortgage company.
Taxes are payable to the Receiver of Taxes from December 1 to May 31. Taxes may be paid in two installments. The first half is due by January 10. The second half is due by May 31.
After January 10, there is a 1% per month penalty charge added to the unpaid first half tax amount until May 31.
After May 31, taxes become delinquent and are payable to the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office. In addition to the tax amount due, a 5% penalty is added together with interest at the rate of 1% per month calculated from February 1. (Note: Interest is calculated on the total of tax and penalty).
Yes. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to pay taxes on property they own. Even though the owner does not receive a tax bill, it is the owner’s obligation to secure a tax bill and make payment. The taxpayer, therefore, is liable for all penalties and interest on late payments.
Payments made between December and May are paid to Jennifer Montiglio Receiver of Taxes and mailed to:
Jennifer Montiglio Receiver of Taxes
200 East Sunrise Hwy
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Payments made after May 31st are paid to Suffolk County Comptroller's Office and mailed to:
Suffolk County Comptroller's Office
330 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
Tax payments sent by the U.S. mail are credited by the date postmarked on the envelope. A postage-metered postmark is not acceptable. It is suggested that a taxpayer making a tax payment by mail close to a deadline date should take the mail to the Post Office and have it hand cancelled, or send it certified or registered mail.
Yes. The Tax Office in Town Hall is open Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) except legal holidays. We offer extended hours during collection.
Jan 4th to Jan 10th 8am-6pm & May 23rd to May 31st 8am-6pm
Partial payments of $200 or more plus any interest and penalties are accepted both by the Town Receiver of Taxes and the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office. Additional interest and penalties are only charged against the remaining unpaid balance.
Yes, you can pay online at: ACI Payments
No. Any check, credit card payment or e-check returned unpaid will not be re-deposited. The tax payment will be cancelled and a $20 returned check charge will be added to the payment in addition to any appropriate penalty or interest charge.
If you still own the property notify the Receiver of Taxes. Do not rely on the post office to forward mail indefinitely. Inform the Receiver of Taxes if you wish to have tax bills mailed to an address other than the property location. If you have sold the property and still receive a tax bill, contact the Receiver of Taxes with the name of the new owner.
Since it is the owner’s responsibility to pay taxes on property they own, it is recommended that you immediately notify the Receiver of Taxes to obtain a current bill to ascertain the amount of the tax payment and when the payment is due.
You should contact the Receiver of Taxes to request that future bills be sent directly to you. Make sure the Receiver has your correct mailing address and advises you when the next payment is due.
The Town is not involved in the delinquency process. If taxes remain unpaid by the date of the tax lien sale (usually in December of the current year), the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office will sell a tax lien to the County of Suffolk.
After May 31, you must make your check payable to the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office and mail with property information to: Suffolk County Treasurer 330 Center Drive Riverhead, NY 11901
There is no duplicate tax bill fee for the homeowner.
The inquiry will be processed and a determination will be sent to the requester.
The inquiry will be processed and then a determination will be sent to the requester.
Once the request form is received by the Town Clerk via fax or in person, the Town Attorney reviews the request with subject area personnel. The law pertains to records only. It is not intended for examination of employees or officials. The Town is not required to create a new record in response to a question or questions.
The Town may seek clarification of the requested information and may reasonably decline to honor a request that is not descriptive enough within the context of the Town's record keeping system.
All records are available, unless an exception permits an agency to deny access. Common sense and the potential for harm that might arise from a specific disclosure, such as that which could preclude the government from carrying out its duties, are things that could limit disclosure.
For more information, contact the Town Clerk's Office at (631) 957-3017.
Property owners do not need to file a FOIL request to get information pertaining to property they own (and can show proof).
If a Certified Certificate of Occupancy is required, the application can be filled out by the property owner in the Department of Planning & Development's Building Division. Certified documents usually take about 2 weeks to be prepared.
If the vehicle is not registered, the owner must have a Town of Babylon licensed tow company remove it from the Department of Public Works. If the vehicle is registered, the owner can drive it out.
Fines must be paid and received by the Town within 30 days of the ticket in order to avoid penalties.
Fines can be paid in person, online at Parking Ticket Payments, or by mail. If paying by mail, make check or money order payable to the Town of Babylon and write your license number and the ticket number on the front of the payment to ensure proper credit. Mail the ticket and payment to the Town of Babylon, Parking Violations Bureau, 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY, 11703-4005.
The Division of Code Enforcement is responsible for the investigation and enforcement of New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and Town of Babylon Code violations which occur at residential and commercial properties. This division works closely with local police and government agencies to improve the quality of life of Town of Babylon constituents. They are NYS certified Code Enforcement Officials and have the authority to issue summonses when necessary.
The Town Code is available online. Additionally, Town Code books may be purchased in the Town Clerk’s office for $452.00. Annual code supplements cost $60 per annual issue.
Only the titled owner will be able to reclaim the vehicle:
Fines must be paid and received by the Town within 30 days of the ticket being written in order to avoid penalties. Fines can be paid in person, online, or by mail. If paying by mail, make check or money order payable to the Town of Babylon and write your license number and the ticket number on the front of the payment to ensure proper credit. Mail the ticket and payment to the Town of Babylon, Parking Violations Bureau, 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY, 11703-4005.
Violations include, but are not limited to:
Fines must be paid and received by the Town within 30 days of the ticket in order to avoid penalties. Fines can be paid in person, online, or by mail. If paying by mail, make check or money order payable to the Town of Babylon and write your license number and the ticket number on the front of the payment to ensure proper credit. Mail the ticket and payment to the Town of Babylon, Parking Violations Bureau, 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY, 11703-4005.
The Town Clerk is located at Town Hall at 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst. The main phone number is (631) 957-4292 and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. The Town Clerk serves as the chief records keeper for the Town. The Town Clerk's Office maintains the minutes for all Town Board meetings, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Accessory Apartment Review Board, the Planning Board, and all other boards governing the Town. This office has records dating back from 1827 of town laws, resolutions, ordinances, and other town business in the original form and on microfilm. The Town Clerk performs four basic functions that include records management, registrar of vital statistics, marriage officer and licensing officer. Please check the Town Clerk's Forms & Documents page to view the applications, forms and documents that are currently available online for the Town Clerk's Office.
The phone numbers for the Town Clerk's office are:
The Town's code is available online. Code books are also available for purchase through the Town Clerk's Office.
Note: A property owner can request property information directly from the Department of Planning & Development's Building Division for property they own. They must show proof of identity. Certified documents can also be requested, but can take up to two weeks to prepare.
Records for births outside of the Town of Babylon are not kept in Town Hall. For these records, please contact the town or city the birth occurred in.
Note: The Town of Babylon Clerk’s office will only have a copy of your Birth Certificate if you were born in the Town of Babylon. See attached list of Towns and Villages. If you were born in Brunswick Hospital, please contact the Village of Amityville at 631-264-6000. Only the person named on the Birth Certificate if 18 years of age or older, the parents listed on the Birth Certificate or a lawful representative of the person named or the parents of the person named on the Birth Certificate.
A. In order to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate by mail, you will need:
Town of Babylon
Town Clerk Registrar
200 East Sunrise Hwy.
Note: The Town of Babylon Clerk’s Office will have a copy of the Death record if the person was pronounced deceased in the Town of Babylon. If the person was pronounced deceased in a hospital, please call the Town in which the hospital resides. See attached list of Towns and Villages.
In order to obtain a certified copy of a Death Certificate by mail, you will need to complete and mail:
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Note: Death certificates can be obtained by the decedent’s spouse, parent, child or sibling. The requester must provide either a VALID driver’s license, non-driver’s ID or passport and provide proof of relationship (spouse to provide a Marriage Certificate only; parent, child or sibling to provide a Birth Certificate only). If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (631) 957-3007.
All records are available, unless an exception permits an agency to deny access. Common sense and the potential for harm that might arise from a specific disclosure, such as that which could preclude the government from carrying out its duties, are things that could limit disclosure. Click here for the Forms Center
Once the request is made and requested information is compiled by the subject area department, it is forwarded to the Town Clerk’s Office and the requester is notified that the information is available. This is usually done by phone. For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (631) 957-4296.
Instructions for Application for Public Access to Records
Please fill in the entire application. Applications missing information will not be processed. If processing the application online please fill in your name in the signature line. This is to ensure you have read and filled in the entire application. Please email the completed application (FOIL application) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications may also be received in the Town Clerk’s Office, 200 E Sunrise Hwy, Lindenhurst NY 11757 or sent via fax to (631)957-7490.
Notes to Applicant: · Be advised there is a statutory fee due, ($.25 per page not in excess of 9x14) for copies. For anything else, including digital formats, cost of reproduction will be charged. Deposits may be required for voluminous requests. Copy fees are to be paid for any pages required to be redacted prior to viewing a file. FOIL requests will not be processed for any person or company who fails to pay any outstanding FOIL fees due to prior FOIL request. Copies will be prepared unless specifically requested otherwise. · The Public Officers Law requires that a municipality acknowledge receipt of a FOIL request within (5) Business days. · The Public Officers Law also states that a municipality has up to 20 business days for processing your request. If more than twenty, (20) business days are required you will be so notified. · You have the right to appeal a denial of this application in writing to the Town Attorney. You will receive a response in writing within ten, (10) business days of receipt of your appeal. · If this application is approved the information you receive may not be permitted to be used for solicitation or fundraising purposes.
If a Certified Certificate of Occupancy is required, the application can be filled out by the property owner in the Department of Planning and Development's Building Division. Certified documents usually take about 2 weeks to be prepared. Click here for the Forms Center
In order to obtain a marriage license, please email email@example.com with your request to get a Marriage License. We will respond to your request within a 24 hour period.
Please see list of required documents, (required documents list) and Marriage License Application (Marriage License Information Worksheet Fillable)
Note: Both the bride and groom must be present to obtain a Marriage License. The fee is $40 in cash or money order made out to the Town of Babylon. We do not accept debit or credit cards. We only accept original or certified copies of the required documents. We do not accept photo copies or emailed copies of required documents. We cannot issue a marriage license without the proper required documents. Documents that have been ripped, taped or altered in anyway will not be accepted. No appointment is needed at this time. Our hours of operation to obtain a Marriage License are Monday through Friday from 9AM to 3:30PM and we are open every Tuesday from 8AM to 5:30PM.
Marriage licenses cost $40 (money order made out to Town of Babylon) per license. Certified copies of a marriage certificate are $10 each (Money order made out to Town of Babylon).
Note: The Town of Babylon Clerk’s Office will only have a copy of your Marriage Certificate if you obtained your Marriage License in the Town of Babylon. See list of Towns and Villages. Only the bride or groom are eligible to get a copy of their Marriage Certificate.
In order to obtain a certified copy of your Marriage Certificate by mail, you will need to mail in:
Town Clerk, Marriage Department
Attn: Marriage Copy
In order to obtain a second/subsequent ceremony marriage license contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for this permit include:
For hunting, four-wheel drive vehicles and other seasonal permits, all applicants must present a New York State Driver's License along with one of the following forms of identification:
The application is in triplicate with the yellow copy for Suffolk County, the white copy for the applicant (homeowner), and the pink copy for the Town Clerk.
The permit application is available in the Highway Department and is submitted with payment in the Town Clerk's Office during normal business hours, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Final approval comes from the Bergen Point Sewer Plant.
All applicants are required to:
Applicants must submit a completed application (available in the Environmental Control Department office at the Town Hall Annex) with $25.00 and a work plan.
Environmental Control will review the application and if approved by them, the application gets sent to the Town Clerk's Office, along with the $25.00 application fee. The Town Clerk's office will schedule the application for a Town Board meeting and upon approval by the Town Board will notify the applicant. The $75.00 permit fee is then payable.
For questions, please call the Department of Environmental Control, (631) 422-7640.
The Youth Bureau is responsible for the coordination of contracted youth service agencies in the Town of Babylon. These agencies include the Youth Institute and the program it operates. The Youth Bureau is located at 281 Phelps Lane in North Babylon. The main contact is Claire McKeon at (631) 422-7660.
All counseling intakes are scheduled through Teresa Longo, Supervising Counselor. Ms. Longo may be reached at (631) 422-7658.
Counseling services are offered free of charge to Town of Babylon residents ages 5 to 20 years. Counseling is provided by licensed mental health professionals.
Sessions take place at the Town Hall Annex located at 281 Phelps Lane in North Babylon and are scheduled for afternoons (Monday through Friday) and evenings (Monday through Thursday). Parents should be aware that there are certain rules of confidentiality which must be observed by all counselors and therefore there may be certain items that have been discussed by the counselor and child which cannot be revealed to the parent(s). Additionally, all counselors working here are Mandated Reporters, meaning that they MUST report allegations of child abuse and/or neglect to the proper authorities.
After the intake session is completed, a counselor will be assigned to the case. Each client will be seen for approximately 45 minutes per week, at the discretion of the counselor. Sessions take place at the Town Hall Annex located at 281 Phelps Lane in North Babylon and are scheduled for afternoons (Monday through Friday) and evenings (Monday through Thursday).
Parents should be aware that there are certain rules of confidentiality which must be observed by all counselors and therefore there may be certain items that have been discussed by the counselor and child which cannot be revealed to the parent(s). Additionally, all counselors working here are Mandated Reporters, meaning that they MUST report allegations of child abuse and/or neglect to the proper authorities.
The Town of Babylon has nine Youth Centers: