The Town of Oyster Bay offers a wealth of programs, services and activities for Town residents. Just click on a department to get an overview, as well as information on programs and services provided.

  • Community and Youth Services

    The Department of Community and Youth Services offers cultural enrichment, workshops, Music Under the Stars Concerts, the Distinguished Artists Concert Series, a Rotational Art Exhibit Program, Pre-Schools at two locations, and programs designed for the developmentally disabled, Senior Citizens and veterans. The Department of Community and Youth Services is dedicated to the promotion of meaningful and enriching programs geared to meet the interests of all Town residents. Cultural and Performing Arts (CAPA) Golden Age Housing […]
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  • Economic Development

    The Department of Economic Development is responsible for coordinating and managing programs related to the development and improvement of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, the department markets the Town’s unique travel and tourism opportunities and oversees the preservation and enhancement of the Town’s open space and its natural, historic and cultural resources. The department has three divisions: Community Development and Revitalization, Travel and Tourism Development, and Open Space Protection. Community Development and Revitalization The […]
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  • Environmental Resources

    The Department of Environmental Resources focuses on environmental programs to ensure the preservation, conservation and protection of natural resources and energy within the Town, including marine life, waterways, wetlands, air, soil, wildlife, groundwater, flora and fauna for the benefit of present and future Town residents. The department also oversees the operation of Town’s Animal Shelter, GeesePeace Program, S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Collection Program, and Homeowners Cleanup Program. Environmental Control Commission (E.C.C.) Environmental Planning, Conservation and Outreach Division Solid Waste Disposal and […]
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  • Executive

      The Supervisor is the chief elected officer and treasurer of the Town and serves on the Town Board with six elected Town Councilmen/women. As the head of the administrative branch of Town government, he is responsible for implementing, executing and enforcing all legislative actions of the Town Board and for the preparation, evaluation and recommendation of reports, information and material for Town Board action. Using estimates submitted to him by departments, he annually prepares […]
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  • General Services

    The Department of General Services provides a variety of essential services to all Town departments. The Commissioner is the chief administrative officer of the department with the responsibility for overseeing all departmental operations. The Commissioner also serves as the property officer for the Town, accountable for the inventory of all fixed assets and property. The Department of General Services is responsible for the maintenance and security of all Town buildings and property and for communications, […]
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  • Highway

    The principal responsibilities of the Highway Department are road maintenance and repair, and snow, ice and flood control for the nearly 1,700 lane miles of road under Town jurisdiction, as well as the operation of public parking fields. The Highway Department also directs the operation of the Drainage, Public Lighting, Sign Divisions, and Trees and Sidewalk Division, as well as Town sumps. STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM From the beginning of April through the end of October, the Highway […]
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  • Human Resources

    The Department of Human Resources comprises three divisions that manage, administer and provide for the personnel needs, welfare and benefits of Town employees. Current TOB Collectively Bargained Employment Contract *At this time the Town does not have any individual employment contracts EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AND INSURANCE DIVISION The Employee Benefits and Insurance Division oversees the administration of all medical, dental and vision programs, retirement processing, training programs, Worker’s Compensation and insurance matters for Town employees. LABOR […]
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  • Intergovernmental Affairs

    The main function of this Department involves obtaining federal and State aid in support of Town programs and administering these programs. The Department searches out sources of fundng for Town projects, supervises the federally funded Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for the Towns of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead and the City of Glen Cove, and administers the Town’s Community Development Program. Division of Federal and State Aid The primary function of this department is to […]
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  • Parks

    The Parks Department has a multi-dimensional role: to provide and maintain park facilities, to develop and supervise recreational activities, to maintain the Town’s beaches, to supervise the operation of all marinas and boat launching ramps, and to operate an 18-hole nationally recognized golf course. This department also oversees the Tree Preservation Bureau, which regulates the removal of trees from private property. Beaches Locations, descriptions and admission fees for all Town beaches, marinas & boat launching […]
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  • Planning and Development

    The Planning and Development Department is primarily concerned with land use and assists the Town Board in the orderly growth and development of the Town. The department is charged with the enforcement of all codes, rules and ordinances pertaining to building and zoning in unincorporated areas and supervises the issuance of permits for construction. Building Division Building permit requirements, how to apply for a building permit, zoning code, certificates of occupancy. Code Compliance Bureau Designed […]
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  • Public Safety

    The Department of Public Safety coordinates all available Town resources under one umbrella to develop and implement unified safety and security measures to prevent, mitigate and manage incidents, both natural and man-made, that threaten the quality of life of our residents and the critical infrastructure of our communities. Through its three divisions, Security, Emergency Management and Marine Enforcement, the department works closely with local, state and federal agencies to address security issues, plan and prepare […]
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  • Public Works

    The Department of Public Works provides a variety of services including sanitation and recycling collection and disposal. Administration Division The Administrative Division is the framework for the Department of Public Works, overseeing three divisions, which include Engineering, Sanitation & Recycling Collection Services, and Central Vehicle Maintenance. It is responsible for personnel, security, engineering projects, communications, payment of claims and preparation of the fiscal budget for the entire Public Works Department. Central Vehicle Maintenance Division The […]
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  • Receiver of Taxes

    This office handles the billing of property taxes on more than 100,000 parcels of land in the Town and acts as a collection agency for the State (Supreme Court), County, Town, special district and school district taxes based upon budgets adopted by the respective municipal authorities. In addition to the billing and receiving, the Receiver of Taxes Office has the responsibility of maintaining records and maps of each parcel of land in the Town. To […]
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  • Town Attorney

    Few people are aware of the depth and breadth of the role the Town Attorney’s Office plays in both Town government and the lives of Town residents. Almost every phase of government requires legal services, and the Town Attorney’s Office is on call 24 hours a day to the Town’s other departments and to special boards established by the Town. Comprising the General Services, Law, and Litigation Divisions, this office prepares and reviews all legislation […]
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  • Town Board

    The Town Board is the legislative body of the Town of Oyster Bay. Comprising the Supervisor and six Council members, the Board has the final responsibility for all matters pertaining to the operation of the Town, exclusive of incorporated villages. It exercises this authority in the form of local laws, ordinances and resolutions. Terms The Supervisor and the Council members are elected on a Town-wide basis. The Supervisor serves a two-year term. The Council members […]
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  • Town Clerk

    The Town Clerk’s Office is responsible for maintaining all Town records and recording vital statistics. The office also issues licenses and permits including shellfish, peddlers, parking, secondhand dealers, waste removal, hunting, fishing and dog, as well as birth certificates, marriage licenses and death transcripts. Passports can also be applied for through this office. The Town Clerk is elected every two years and has the task of maintaining all Town records and recording vital statistics. The […]
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  • Town Comptroller

    The Comptroller is the chief accounting officer for the Town and serves as fiscal advisor to the Town Board. He is responsible for the fiscal management of the Town and oversees spending in accordance with the adopted budgets of the Town and some special districts. All financial transactions, including the management and audit of accounting matters for all Town departments, are handled by the Comptroller. Among these tasks are preparation of the payroll, generation of detailed […]
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