New Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board today announced the opening of a new Planning and Development Satellite Office in Town Hall South to assist residents with building permit applications. The Supervisor further announced a new Same-Day-Permit program available at both locations for a variety of projects.
Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated, “On day one, Commissioner Maccarone and I set out to revamp the Planning and Development Department to better assist the residents of our town. Accordingly, homeowners seeking building permits for a multitude of projects can now visit either Town Hall North or South, and those seeking certain approvals can walk out of Town Hall the very same day with their approved permit. This is a win-win for residents seeking to improve their home and get contractors to work right away.”
Under the Same-Day-Permit program, residents can receive permits for a number of projects, including fencing, swimming pools, air conditioning units, permanent generators, plumbing, and solar panel systems, to name a few. Applications that are found to require a variance will be given the necessary paperwork from the Planning and Development Department so they may immediately begin the process of seeking approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
“Government should not be the obstacle for residents who wish to get started on a simple home improvement. I’m proud to join Supervisor Saladino in announcing the Town’s Same-Day-Permit program and in opening this new Satellite Office in Massapequa,” added Councilman Louis Imbroto. “I thank the Supervisor for his commitment to revamping Town government and making it work for the people of Oyster Bay.”
Councilman Imbroto further added that residents have until the end of the year to take advantage of the Town’s Building Permit Amnesty Program, which was designed to allow residents to obtain the necessary permits required on building improvements previously done to their homes, without incurring stringent penalties. The program runs through December 31, 2017.
“With many families having two working parents and little time to visit Town Hall, I’m happy we can assist residents seeking to update their homes with the convenience of Same-Day-Permits and offices on both the north and south shores of our town,” Supervisor Saladino added.
The Oyster Bay Department of Planning and Development is located at Town Hall, 74 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay, and the new Satellite Office is now open at Town Hall South Annex, located at 977 Hicksville Road in Massapequa. Building permit applications are available at both locations and are also available online at www.oysterbaytown.com. To contact the Department of Planning and Development, please call (516) 624-6200.