Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced that the Town will begin accepting credit card payments at its Planning and Development Department. Credit card payments, including American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa, will be accepted for all Departmental fees pertaining to building permit applications, building permits (including Same Day permits), electrical and plumbing licensing, multiple residence and public assembly licenses, surveys and document reproductions and Zoning Board of Appeals fees.
“Once the economy began to reopen from State-mandated closures, the Town Board and I knew it was critical to jumpstart the way in which government operates. In the Department of Planning & Development specifically, we eliminated red tape so restaurants could open outdoor dining immediately. We recently extended all outdoor dining opportunities throughout 2021 so that restaurants can serve the maximum number of patrons and weather this economy,” Supervisor Saladino said. “My administration also reprioritized our workforce so we could process building applications at a fast pace and put people back to work. We offer the convenience of Same Day Permits for a long list of home improvement projects, including solar panel installations.”
Upon taking office in 2017, Supervisor Saladino led the initiative to open a new satellite office at Town Hall South in Massapequa, as well as the Same Day Permit program for a variety of projects. Just like these initiatives, credit card payments will be accepted at both department locations, including Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay, and Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road in Massapequa.
“Less red tape has helped aide homeowners and the construction industry after having been shuttered by State governments for months during the pandemic. Further expanding on our promises to increase efficiency and make the Town more user-friendly for all residents, we are pleased to now offer the convenience of credit card payments to those who visit our Planning and Development Department to help fast-track the process,” added Supervisor Saladino.
“Just in the past couple of years, we have totally revamped our Planning & Development Department to better assist the residents and businesses of our Town,” said Councilwoman Johnson. “Accepting credit cards further assists our residents and businesses owners seeking to improve their homes and facilities, as well as contractors looking to get to work.”
With offices presently closed to the public, residents can download Building Permit applications from the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com. Forms can also be obtained by calling the department at (516) 624-6200 and pressing Prompt Number 1. Completed applications can be mailed in, or dropped off at a department drop boxes located at Town Halls North (74 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay) and South (977 Hicksville Road in Massapequa). Any questions related to building permit applications can be directed to the Department of Planning and Development, (516) 624-6200, Prompt Number 1.