Town of smithtown code enforcement

Online Services

Residents can now access a number of services, resources and apply for several permits from the comfort of home. Below are lists of town services and requests available (organized by town department) to apply or access online. 

Residents can still visit or call any of the Town of Smithtown department offices or fill out an online contact form. Visit our Department Directory for more detailed information regarding the various services and responsibilities of each town department 

For general information or assistance as to which department to contact, please call (631)360-7512.

ANIMAL SHELTER - 410 East Main Street | 631-360-7575

The Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 410 East Main Street and serves as a point of entry for all wildlife rescue, lost/stray and surrendered animals, specifically for the residents of Smithtown. The Shelter also offers cost-effective spay/neuter services, microchipping and vaccinations to residents. Please call for information or to schedule an appointment.

Report lost and found pets as well as view dogs and cats available for adoption.

Renew your dog license online

ASSESSOR - 40 Maple Avenue | (631) 360-7560 

The Assessor’s office is responsible for determining and maintaining assessments, property inventory records, and identifying ownership interest on approximately 43,000 parcels. 

Assessment Rolls (view current and previous assessment rolls)

BUILDING DEPARTMENT - 23 Redwood Lane | (631) 360-7520 

The Building Department has the responsibility of enforcing the New York State Building Code and the zoning regulations adopted by the town.

Building Inspection Appointment Request: To schedule inspections, please fill out an on-line form or call the Building Department at (631) 360-7522 during normal business hours.

COMPTROLLER - 40 Maple Avenue | Ph: (631) 360-7530

The Comptroller’s Office assists and advises the Supervisor and Town Board on financial matters. The comptroller’s office is responsible for disbursement of town funds in accordance with the budget, auditing all claims for payment, preparing the town’s payroll, investing town funds, securing loans, and maintaining financial records.

ENVIRONMENT AND WATERWAYS - 124 W. Main Street | (631) 360-7514

The Department of Environment and Waterways (DEW) provides detailed environmental analysis of all public and private projects and makes specific recommendations to the Town Board. The department also develops and implements environmental improvement and protection projects which include stormwater drainage protection, recycling awareness, alternative energy initiatives, hazardous household waste collections, paper shredding events and E-waste programs.

Refuse and Recycling Calendar

Household Chemical Disposal Guide

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT -  758 Smithtown Bypass (Route 347) | (631) 360-7500

The Smithtown Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the town’s public road infrastructure. The infrastructure includes more than 470 miles of roads, drainage systems, recharge basins, driveway aprons, and curbs.  

Block party permits will not be issued this season until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Block Party request Form

Road Program

MUNICIPAL SERVICES FACILITY - 85 Old Northport Rd. Kings Park  | (631) 269-6600

Recycling and residential garbage pickup information is made available through the annual recycling calendar that is mailed to each residence throughout the Town of Smithtown. Services also include drop-off and appliance disposal services, replacement recycling containers (available at cost) free mulch (10 bags per visit or free loose mulch loading into pickup trucks with covers). M.S.F. also offers E-waste disposal and household battery disposal. 

Refuse and Recycling Calendar

OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES - 420 Middle Country Road | (631) 360-7642 

The Smithtown Town Board created the Office for People with Disabilities in 1984 to address the unique concerns of Smithtown citizens with disabilities. A division of the town’s Senior Citizen’s Department, the office endeavors to increase understanding, facilitate socialization, and disseminate pertinent information to disabled persons and their families.

Handi-van enrollment form(PDF) for disabled residents. 

PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT - 65 Maple Avenue | (631) 360-7626

The Personnel Department provides for the staffing needs of all town departments and ensures that the town’s hiring practices are in compliance with all related laws and with the rules and regulations of the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service.

Explore available job opportunities

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - 65 Maple Avenue | (631) 360-7553

The Department of Public Safety consists of five operating divisions: Fire Prevention, Park Ranger, Investigation, Waterways and Navigation, and Emergency Management. The department is responsible for the uniformed enforcement and security activities within the town. This is accomplished by the various divisions patrolling in a community-oriented fashion. The department serves an area of 54 square miles and a population of over 160,000.

Report Potential Zombie Home: Report a zombie or suspected abandoned property via an online form, call the Zombie hotline at: 631-257-6250 or email [email protected] 

RECEIVER OF TAXES - 99 W. Main Street | (631) 360-7610

The receiver of taxes is responsible for collecting all real property taxes levied by the town, county, and school districts.

View/Pay Your Taxes Online

Change of Mailing Address for Tax Bills

Mortgage Satisfaction - Change to Self Pay Form

RECREATION - 495 Landing Avenue | (631) 360-7644

The Recreation Department provides leisure and recreational activities for all members of the community regardless of age or interest. 

View the Town of Smithtown Recreational Guide and updates

Online Registration

2020 Recreation Guide

TOWN ATTORNEY - 99 W. MAIN STREET | (631)  360-7570

The Office of the Town Attorney is responsible for representing the town in all matters. We prosecute and defend claims on behalf of the town, draft legislation and Town Code amendments, and prepare contracts entered into by the town.

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request Form (PDF)

TOWN CLERK - 99 W. MAIN STREET | (631) 360-7620

The Town Clerk’s Office is frequently considered the center of town government. It is the office that is responsible for recording all vital records, the activities of town government, as well as storing the documents that are important to the lives of townspeople.

Copies of birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office, or processed online via VitalChek.

Boat Ramp, Canoe or Kayak Permit

Voter Registration & Absentee Ballots

Forms are available in the Town Clerk’s Office or by going to the Suffolk County Board of Elections website.

Filing a Notice of Claim against the Town of Smithtown

Notice of Claim Form (PDF)

Notice of Claim Filing Instructions (PDF)

Domestic Registry Information - Suffolk County

Domestic Partnership Registry Information from the Suffolk County Clerk 



Old10-02-2012, 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by agw123View Post

Dont ask him, he'll come up with some excuse. Just refuse him entry, plain and simple.

I agree. If he says he has the legal right, what are you going to do? Why give him the option? Play dumb "oh, no - this is only about the deck. No need to come inside".

Hey at least you're prepared. A lot of people are probably taken by surprise by the request to see the inside.
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Old10-02-2012, 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by agw123View Post

Dont ask him, he'll come up with some excuse. Just refuse him entry, plain and simple.

I would do your best to avoid confrontation too much, when he asks to go in, say no, I'd like to only deal with the issue I called about, or something like that.

be as nice as possible, they can throw lots of red tape at you. show them some respect even if they are acting like an a$$, it will make your life easier in the end.
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Old10-02-2012, 12:50 PM

Location: Long Island, NY

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Originally Posted by JenQView Post

i recently bought a house in the town of Islip that had a violation for a pool constructed without a permit. i went to town hall to find out how i can get the issue resolved and they told me to call the law enforcement unit. i called them and the towns chief investigaor said he he has to come to the property to discuss what violations are outstanding and wants access to the whole house. can anyone tell me if he's allowed to come in? i'm afraid if he comes in he'll find more violations. should i handle this thru an attorney? anybody with experience, please help, i'm getting very anxious now.

how did that not come up during the searches that are done? I spent 2 months waiting for title/land/co and permits to be done when they finally found that there was no CO on the garage. I wasn't going to get myself into the issues with the CO and made the seller handle it before we proceeded. The permit was pulled 50 years ago but they never filed the CO.

Another house I had put in an offer on had a deck and semi-built in pool with no permits and no CO's and there was no gate from the deck to the steps that went down into the pool. The seller refused to budge on offers so my counter offer was to give her the asking price providing she either removed the deck and pool or obtained the permits and CO's and correctly installed the gate. She wouldn't do anything. She was looking for a buyer who didn't know any better.

but hindsight is 20/20 so at this point it doesn't matter. I agree with everyone else. Don't let the inspector in. The issue is with the deck and that's what needs to be resolved. Unless they have cause and a search warrant, they stay outside. I would even sit outside the whole time so I wouldn't have to open the door to go out onto the deck.
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Old10-02-2012, 04:53 PM

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Answer the door, start walking around back. If he questions it a simple I do not allow strangers in my home. Period end of discussion.

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Old10-02-2012, 06:57 PM

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Until he does come to the house. I would put locks on the gates pronto. ASAP. Then go down to town hall and go look at what is listed on the property. Get a copy of it, And while you are there go find out the rules regarding decks. He/She will probably be looking at the footings and how the deck is fastened to the house. If and when they get there I would be polite and have pen and paper nearby. Then ask for their credentials. And write it ALL down. Ask specific reason why they are at your residence. If they mention the deck. Show them the deck. He/she will poke around the footings and look at where the deck is attached to the house. They will look at the steps and stair tread height. And will check height of all railings. They will also have camera. After the witch hunt I meant inspection . Lead them to the gate. Thank them and wish them a good day. Dont sit around and ask questions. Because you will then give their eyes to scan for more defects. Then lock gate. And go back into house thru rear door. If you really need to speak to them or have questions do it in the street out front. Do not let them in. Just my .02 cents. My father five years ago went thru hell to get a C.O. for a deck on a high ranch. Would have been quicker and cheaper to cut it down. Some rat neighbor probably called them.

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Old10-03-2012, 06:32 AM

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Let us know how this turns out. I'm curious.

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Old10-03-2012, 06:45 AM

Location: Nesconset, NY

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Originally Posted by EllwoodView Post

Yes, you can deny him access as he does not have a specific issue inside the house. If he insists, call the police and have him removed or charged with trespassing.

In the Town of Islip is it different than in the Town of Smithtown where Town investigators are detectives *of* the Police Dept? Where I come from, WNY, a detective/investigator is a promotion from being a police officer. They still carry guns and have badges.
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Old10-03-2012, 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by LIGuy1202View Post

In the Town of Islip is it different than in the Town of Smithtown where Town investigators are detectives *of* the Police Dept? Where I come from, WNY, a detective/investigator is a promotion from being a police officer. They still carry guns and have badges.

The 5 western towns of Suffolk (Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven) do not have their own police departments. They use the services of the Suffolk County Police as defined in the 1950s creation of the SCPD and abolishment of the town police departments in the 5 above towns.

Therefore, Smithtown isnt using police detectives to look at code enforcement issues. They (Smithtown) are not going to contract SCPD detectives and their high pay and limited resources to conduct code enforcement.

Islip uses code enforcement investigators that are part of the public safety department. While there are members of the public safety department that are armed and are "peace" officers as defined in NYS law they are typically used in the other law enforcement areas such as parks, etc... A code enforcement person is not a peace officer as defined under NYS law and cannot carry a gun or a shield.

From the Town of Islip web page:

The Division of Code Enforcement investigates complaints alleging violations of Islip Town and New York State Codes, including but not limited to multiple family dwellings, illegal outdoor storage on residential and commercial properties, unregistered motor vehicles, commercial vehicles and litter and debris. Failure to acquire building permits, violations of New York State Fire, Building and Property Maintenance, residential, plumbing codes, illegal business, adult use violations, overcrowding in bars, taverns, clubs, zoning complaints, pollution investigations, residential and commercial fire investigations.
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Old10-04-2012, 05:07 PM

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Simple but criminal. Don't let him in and you won't get a CO. They know about the pool so you are in the system. One of the pool requirements is the indoor door alarm. They will use that as an excuse to come in. Plan on a) no CO or b) fixing everything and paying off the town Gestapo for your freedom. You won't be the first or last to get raked over the coals. Welcome to the people's republic of Long Island homeownership!

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Old10-04-2012, 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by mongoose65View Post

Simple but criminal. Don't let him in and you won't get a CO. They know about the pool so you are in the system. One of the pool requirements is the indoor door alarm. They will use that as an excuse to come in. Plan on a) no CO or b) fixing everything and paying off the town Gestapo for your freedom. You won't be the first or last to get raked over the coals. Welcome to the people's republic of Long Island homeownership!

The OP made a mistake in her original post it's not a pool but a deck on a hi ranch house.
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Smithtown, New York

Town in New York, United States

Smithtown, New York

Town of Smithtown
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Smithtown, New York is located in Long Island
Smithtown, New York

Smithtown, New York

Smithtown is located on the north shore of western Suffolk County on Long Island, NY.

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Coordinates: 40°51′46″N73°12′55″W / 40.86278°N 73.21528°W / 40.86278; -73.21528Coordinates: 40°51′46″N73°12′55″W / 40.86278°N 73.21528°W / 40.86278; -73.21528
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Town SupervisorEdward Wehrheim (R)
 • Town CouncilThomas McCarthy (R)
Lynne Nowick (R)
Lisa Inzerillo (R)
Thomas Lohmann (R)
 • Total111.45 sq mi (288.64 km2)
 • Land53.71 sq mi (139.10 km2)
 • Water57.74 sq mi (149.55 km2)
Elevation105 ft (32 m)
 • Total117,801
 • Estimate 


 • Density2,187.48/sq mi (844.60/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes

11725, 11745, 11754, 11755 (part), 11768 (part), 11779 (part), 11780, 11787, 11788

Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-68000
Cook PVIR+24

Smithtown is a town in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the North Shore of Long Island. It is part of the New York metropolitan area. The population was 117,801 at the 2010 Census.

The census-designated place (CDP) of Smithtown lies within the town's borders.


Statue of the Smithtown Bull that Richard Smith was said to have ridden in order to claim the land that became the Town of Smithtown

Smithtown, originally known as "Smithfield",[citation needed] was first settled around 1665. Local legend has it that, after rescuing a Native American chief's abducted daughter, Richard Smith was told that the chief would grant title to all of the land Smith could encircle in one day "on a bull". Smith chose to ride the bull on the longest day of the year (summer solstice), to enable him to ride longer "in one day". The land he acquired in this way is said to approximate the current town's location. There is a large anatomically correct[4] statue of Smith's bull, known as Whisper, at the fork of Jericho Turnpike (New York State Route 25) and St. Johnland Road (New York State Route 25A).[5]

The border between Smithtown and the town of Huntington is partially defined by Bread and Cheese Hollow Road (Suffolk County Road 4), so named after Bread and Cheese hollow, which according to legend is where Smith stopped on his ride to have a lunch of bread and cheese. The road is reputed to follow part of his original ride. The border between Smithtown and Huntington was also the site of Fort Salonga, a British fort that was the site of a battle of the American Revolution during 1781.[6][7]

The Smithtown hamlet of Nesconset, New York, was the home of Spaceplex, an indoor amusement park and arcade that was falsely accused of being the abduction site in the Katie Beers kidnapping case in 1992.[8][9]


The Town of Smithtown is located at 40° 52' 13" North, 73° 13' 3" West (40.862786, -73.215175).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 111.4 square miles (288.5 km2), of which, 53.6 square miles (138.8 km2) of it is land and 57.8 square miles (149.7 km2) of it (51.89%) is water.[citation needed]


Historical population
2016 (est.)117,481[3]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 115,715 people, 38,487 households, and 31,482 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,159.9 people per square mile (833.9/km2). There were 39,357 housing units at an average density of 734.6 per square mile (283.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was:

There were 38,487 households, out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.28.[citation needed]

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 1000 females age 18 and over, there were 911.2 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the town was $100,165, and the median income for a family was $110,776.[13]

Males had a median income of $61,348 versus $38,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,401. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.[citation needed]

Ancestries: Italian (35.3%), Irish (26.0%), German (18.7%), Polish (6.9%), English (5.0%), Russian (4.1%).[14]

Government and politics[edit]

Town Clerk / Registrar Councilwoman Councilman Supervisor CouncilwomanCouncilman Receiver of Taxes
Vincent Puleo (R)

since January 1, 2006

Lynne Nowick (R)

since January 1, 2014

Thomas J. McCarthy (R)

since January 1, 1998

Edward Wehrheim (R)

since January 1, 2018

Lisa Inzerillo (R)

since January 1, 2015

Thomas W. Lohmann (R)

since January 10, 2018

Deanna Varricchio (R)

since January 1, 2002

The present town hall and seat of the town was built in 1912 on Main Street in Smithtown.

In 2015 the town hall was dedicated and renamed after former Supervisor Patrick R. Vecchio.[15]

Smithtown is led by a Town Supervisor and a four-member Town Council, elected town-wide with each serving four year terms. Elections are held on odd numbered years with two of the councilmembers being up for re-election each year.[citation needed]

The current Supervisor is Edward Wehrheim who has been Town Supervisor since 2018. His predecessor, Patrick Vecchio was in office for forty years, the longest elected town supervisor in the history of the United States. Elected as a Democrat during a special election, Vecchio switched parties in 1993 in an attempt to run for County Executive. Although defeated in the primary by Robert Gaffney, Vecchio remained a Republican until his death in 2019. He is the longest serving town supervisor in all of New York State. Vecchio ran in 2013 against former Councilman Robert Creighton, of the Conservative Party. Supervisor Vecchio won the Republican Primary against Councilman Creighton and then later defeated the Councilman in the General Election 45-30%. The Democratic candidate, Steven Snair received 25% of the vote. Councilman Creighton was later ousted in 2015 by Lisa Inzerillo. In the 2017 Republican primary, then-Councilman Ed Wehrheim received about forty votes more than Vecchio. The race was too close to call and a recount was demanded by Vecchio. Following the recount a week later, Wehrheim was declared the winner, nearly doubling his lead. Vecchio conceded the race the same day saying "“All good things come to an end."[16] On November 7, 2017, Ed Wehrheim defeated William Holst in the election for the town's next supervisor. Wehrheim succeeded Vecchio on January 1, 2018. On January 10, 2018, Thomas Lohmann was appointed to the seat vacated by Wehrheim's election.

The Town of Smithtown has always been dominated by Republicans at all levels of government. This one-party domination has often led to infighting between factions of the Republican Party in Smithtown with the most recent between Supervisor Vecchio and Smithtown Republican Party Chairman William Ellis. In recent times the Republican party has dominated the Town Board; the last Democratic Town Supervisor being Mr. Vecchio. The most Republican areas for Smithtown are its three incorporated villages, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, and the Branch, along with the hamlets of Smithtown and Kings Park. The weakest areas for the Republican party in Smithtown is the edges of the Town in the hamlets of Commack and Hauppauge. In 2016, President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 28 points, the highest performing town for him on all of Long Island.[citation needed]. Democratic County Executive Steve Bellone has won the town, in two of his three runs for that office.

In addition to presidential politics, the Town of Smithtown is also the power bases of many State and County elected officials. New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan has the bulk of his district located in Smithtown. Current Republican Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr., along with his wife, Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy both reside in Nesconset.[citation needed]

Former Supervisor Vecchio died on April 6, 2019 at the age of 88.[17]

Year RepublicanDemocratic
201661%35,93136% 20,552
201260.17%32,54939.83% 21,544
200856.85%34,40943.15% 26,114
200456.41%33,68643.59% 26,034
Year Candidate Vote %
2017 (R) Edward WehrheimGreen tickY16,26856.8
(D) William Holst 10,047 35.0
(I) Kristen Slevin 2,250 8.2
2013 (R) Patrick VecchioGreen tickY9,50745.08
(C) Robert Creighton 6,366 30.18
(D) Steve Snair 5,218 24.74
2009 (R) Patrick Vecchio Green tickY11,04960.35
(D) Patricia Biancaniello 7,051 38.51
(WF) Deanna DeLieto 208 1.14
2005 (R) Patrick VecchioGreen tickY12,37055.52
(D) William Holst 5,981 26.84
(I) Jane Conway 3,929 17.63

Communities and locations[edit]

Villages (incorporated)[edit]

Hamlets (unincorporated)[edit]

Other communities[edit]

State parks[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Mose Allison, American jazz and blues pianist, singer and song writer
  • Cooper Andrews, actor
  • Craig Biggio, former Major League baseball player
  • Frank Catalanotto, former Major League baseball player
  • Adam Conover, American comedian, actor, and writer
  • Dan Corbett, weather broadcaster for the BBC
  • Bob Costas, American sportscaster
  • John Curtis, American baseball player
  • Amanda Daflos, American political figure
  • John Daly, Olympic athlete
  • David DiVona, musician and television personality
  • Michael J. Epstein, filmmaker, musician, artist, and writer
  • Nick Fanti, Major League baseball player
  • Ilana Glazer, actress and comedian (Broad City)
  • Andrew Gross, noted author
  • John Hampson - Nine Days lead vocalist
  • Emily Hart, American actress (younger sister of Melissa Joan Hart)
  • Melissa Joan Hart, American actress (elder sister of Emily Hart)
  • Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; organizer of landmark exhibitions Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and Georges Seurat - The Drawings
  • Andrew Hauptman, businessman and owner of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club
  • Eddie Hayes, celebrated attorney, bon vivant, and memoirist
  • Chris Higgins, National Hockey League player
  • Keith Law, sportswriter and blogger
  • Fredric Lebow, screenwriter
  • Curtis Lepore, Internet personality
  • Andrew Levy, publicist and co-host of Fox News' Red Eye
  • Lori Loughlin, actress
  • Jim Mecir, Major League baseball player
  • John Miceli, drummer for Meat Loaf
  • Michael P. Murphy, Medal of Honor recipient, KIA in operation Red Wing
  • Soledad O'Brien, Chairwoman of Starfish Media Group; former CNN News anchor
  • Kyle Palmieri, National Hockey League player
  • John Petrucci, Dream Theater guitarist
  • Jodi Picoult, novelist
  • Stephen Rannazzisi, American actor
  • Jai Rodriguez, Queer Eye and Broadway actor
  • Scott Snyder, comic book writer and author
  • Kevin Thoms, American actor
  • Jeremy Wall, founding pianist of the jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra
  • William Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts (1991–1997)
  • William H. Wickham, 81st Mayor of New York City
  • Matt Yallof, SNY sports broadcaster


Smithtown broadcasts its board meetings on SGTV, the Town of Smithtown's public service television station; Optimum channel 18 or Verizon Fios channel 27. The Times of Smithtown newspaper carries community-based articles.

Emergency services[edit]

Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services are provided by the seven Volunteer Fire Departments, and two Volunteer Ambulance Corps that cover parts of the Township. The Smithtown, Kings Park, Saint James, Nesconset, and Nissequogue Fire Departments provide both Fire Protection, as well as Emergency Medical Services to their districts. The Commack Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps provide coverage for the Commack hamlet, which is divided between the Town of Smithtown, and the Town of Huntington. The Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department and Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps provide coverage to the Hauppauge hamlet, which is divided between the Town of Smithtown, and the Town of Islip.[citation needed]

Smithtown is policed by the 4th Precinct of the Suffolk County Police Department. The Suffolk County Police are the primary law enforcement agency in Smithtown. They are responsible for responding to all 911 emergency calls. The Smithtown Department of Public Safety is an agency with limited powers. The Park Ranger Division is made up peace officers as defined in the Criminal Procedural Law of the state of New York.[20] Their enforcement powers are limited to Smithtown town property. The Department of Public Safety also has a Harbor Master division and Fire Marshall division.

Emergency medical care can be found at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, located in Smithtown, as well as the nearby Stony Brook University Hospital, located in Stony Brook, in the neighboring Town of Brookhaven.[citation needed]


Railroad lines[edit]

The Town of Smithtown is also home to the Kings Park, Smithtown, and Saint James stations of the Long Island Rail Road's Port Jefferson Branch.[21]

Bus service[edit]

The Town of Smithtown is served entirely by Suffolk County Transit bus routes.[21]

Major roads[edit]

See also: List of county routes in Suffolk County, New York

  • I-495.svgInterstate 495 is the Long Island Expressway, and the sole interstate highway in the Town of Smithtown although only in the southwest corner of the town between Exit 52 in Commack and east of Exit 53 in Brentwood.[21]
  • Northern Pkwy Shield.svgNorthern State Parkway was the sole west-east limited-access highway in the Town of Smithtown until the construction of the Long Island Expressway. It has interchanges from Exit 43 in Commack on the Huntington-Smithtown Town Line to Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge.[21] Extensions further east were proposed at one time.
  • Sagtikos Pkwy Shield.svgSagtikos State Parkway is the south-north parkway that enters the Town of Smithtown from Brentwood at the interchange with the Long Island Expressway, and terminates at the Northern State Parkway (Exit SM1) in Commack, where it becomes the Sunken Meadow State Parkway.[21]
  • Sunken Meadow Pkwy Shield.svgSunken Meadow State Parkway is the dominant south-north parkway within the western Town of Smithtown. It begins at Northern State Parkway as a continuation of Sagtikos State Parkway in Commack, winding northeast, until it reaches Sunken Meadow State Park immediately after the interchange with NY 25A.
  • NY-25A.svgNew York State Route 25A, the northernmost west-east state highway on Long Island including the Town of Smithtown. It enters the town from Bread and Cheese Hollow Road in Fort Salonga, winding through the hills of Fort Salonga through Kings Park where it becomes Main Street, then makes a sharp turn to the south onto Saint Johnland Road before passing the Smithtown Bull where it overlaps NY 25 and becomes Main Street. In the Village of the Branch, NY 25A leaves the overlap across from NY 111 where it runs along North Country Road as it heads northeast through Saint James and Head of the Harbor before crossing the Smithtown-Brookhaven Town Line west of Stony Brook.
  • NY-25.svgNew York State Route 25 runs west to east along Jericho Turnpike from Suffolk CR 4 at the Huntington-Smithtown Town Line through Main Street at the Smithtown Bull where it overlaps with NY 25A until separating with that route again at NY 111 in the Village of the Branch. East of there it runs along Main Street, then Middle Country Road through the Smithtown-Brookhaven Town Line in the Village of Lake Grove.
  • Suffolk County 16.svgCounty Route 16 (Suffolk County, New York), includes Terry Road from the eastern border of the Village of the Branch to northeastern Hauppauge, and Smithtown Boulevard from northeastern Hauppauge through Nesconset to the northern shores of Lake Ronkonkoma.
  • Suffolk County 67.svgCounty Route 67 (Suffolk County, New York), the remaining drivable portion of the Long Island Motor Parkway
  • NY-111.svgNew York State Route 111
  • NY-347.svgNew York State Route 347
  • NY-454.svgNew York State Route 454


Main article: Smithtown Central School District

Smithtown Central School District is home of seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.[citation needed]

The Town of Smithtown is also home to the Kings Park Central School District, a portion of the Commack Union-Free School District (shared with the Town of Huntington), a portion of the Hauppauge School District (shared with the Town of Islip) and a portion of the Sachem Central School District (shared with the Town of Brookhaven).[citation needed]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Accompsett Elementary School
  • Branch Brook Elementary School (Closed)
  • Dogwood Elementary School
  • Mills Pond Elementary School
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary School
  • Nesconset Elementary School (Closed)
  • Smithtown Elementary School
  • St. James Elementary School
  • Tackan Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

  • Accompsett Middle School (formerly Smithtown High School Freshman Campus 1992-2005)
  • Great Hollow Middle School
  • Nessaquake Middle school

Smithtown High School[edit]

  • Eastern Campus (formerly Smithtown Central High School, 1960s-1973; formerly Smithtown High School East, 1973–1992; formerly Smithtown Middle School, 1992–2005) - located in St. James
    • The High School's Eastern Campus is composed of graduates of Nesaquake Middle School and those graduates of Great Hollow Middle School that reside in the Tackan and Nesconset Elementary area.
Smithtown High School West
  • Western Campus (formerly Smithtown High School West, 1973–1992; formerly Smithtown High School 10-12 Building, 1992–2005)- located in south of the Kings Park Hamlet and west of the Smithtown Bull
    • The High School's Western Campus is composed of graduates of Accompsett Middle School and those graduates of Great Hollow Middle School that reside in the Mt. Pleasant and Branch Brook Elementary area.

Private schools[edit]

Former schools (No longer used as K-12 Facilities)[edit]

  • New York Avenue Junior High School- (now the Joseph M. Barton/New York Avenue Building) Currently the central office and headquarters of Smithown Central School District
  • Smithtown Branch High School- Smithtown High School before the opening of Smithtown Central High School in the 1960s

See also[edit]


  1. ^"2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. ^Metropolitan & Central City Population: 2000-2005., accessed September 3, 2006.
  3. ^ ab"Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^"The Bull, Smithtown Long, Island". Maggie Land Blanck.
  5. ^Rediscovering Smithtown’s Golden Age of Progressive Architecture; 1911–1948 (Preservation Long Island)
  6. ^"Archived copy"(PDF). Archived from the original(PDF) on 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2018-01-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2010-11-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^Ketcham, Diane (January 17, 1993). "About Long Island; A Rare Oasis of Enjoyment Suffers a Moment of Doubt". The New York Times. p. LI-13. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  9. ^"FRS Facility Detail Report: Spaceplex". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Archived from the original on October 25, 2020. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  10. ^"US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^"Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^" Income in the Past 12 Months (In 2007 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars): 2007 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates"Archived 2020-02-12 at American Fact Finger. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  14. ^"Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000. Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data". United States Census Bureau. U. S. Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  15. ^Hampton, Deon J. (November 1, 2015). "Smithtown Town Hall renamed to honor supervisor Patrick Vecchio". Newsday.
  16. ^Walsh, Sara-Megan (2017-09-28). "Ed Wehrheim dethrones Pat Vecchio, wins Smithtown Supervisor primary - TBR News Media". TBR News Media. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
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  19. ^"LACK OF INTEREST FATAL TO VILLAGE; The Landing, L.I., Goes Out of Existence by Mandate of 17 of Its 38 Voters (Published 1939)". Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  20. ^NYS CPL Article 2 Section 2.10(9)
  21. ^ abcde"Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved 2021-07-10.

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Investigations Division

About the Investigation Division

The Investigation Division is responsible for the enforcement of all local laws, codes, rules and regulations of the Town of Smithtown. Investigations are conducted to determine compliance with codes regarding housing, building, zoning, sanitation, amusements, etc. Each of the investigators are highly trained professionals that handle cases which are not routinely accomplished by uniformed personnel. They initiate investigations of possible violations of Town Code found through regular patrols and from complaints received through the Department of Public Safety's Communication Center.

Department of Public Safety Investigators conduct confidential, specialized and sensitive investigations which involve surveillance, follow up, and court preparation. They work closely with the other divisions and other local, state and federal agencies. This division conducts background investigations of perspective employees, as well as, investigations involving employee accidents, incidents and/or injury claims. Investigators also meet with the public with Park Rangers and Fire Marshals to discuss concerns of safety and protection of life and property.


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Smithtown, N.Y. considers bigger fines for building code violations

After a Suffolk County grand jury recommended stiffer fines for illegal demolitions, Smithtown, N.Y. officials are weighing tougher penalties for developers who violate the town building code.

September 20, 2012

After a Suffolk County grand jury recommended stiffer fines for illegal demolitions, Smithtown, NY officials are weighing tougher penalties for developers who violate the town building code. Property owners and contractors would face maximum fines of $5,000 — 10 times higher than the current $500 fine — for unlawful demolitions and other violations of the code.

Maximum fines would be $10,000 for second violations of the code or cease-and-desist orders, and $15,000 for subsequent violations.

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