Recreational Permits & Licenses

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  • Boat Ramp Permit: Allows the permit holder to use any of the three boat ramps located in Smithtown. (Two ramps at Long Beach; One ramp at the Kings Park Bluff). To obtain a permit one must show a current boat/jet ski registration in the name and address of the Smithtown resident. Permits are issued for the registered vessel.
  • Canoe/Kayak Permit: A permit is issued for small crafts such as canoes, kayaks, dinghies, paddle boards, and rubber rafts, which are walked down to the water. Proof of residency must be shown.
  • Commercial Shellfish Permit: In order to obtain a Smithtown Shellfish Permit, a person must be a Smithtown resident for no less than 6 months and possess a New York State Permit for shellfish digging. The cost is $50. Persons taking shellfish commercially should contact the Clerk's Office at (631) 360-7620 for requirements.
    • NOTE: Residents wishing to take shellfish for their own personal use are permitted to do so and allowed to take up to one half bushel per person per day without a permit. Please review the shellfish digging ordinance for more information.
  • Environmental Conservation Hunting and Fishing Licenses: The Department of Environmental Conservation has devised a license issuing system, with a single standard license application. The issuing agent validates these licenses. The Town Clerk is an issuing agent for these licenses.
  • For further information or questions please contact 86-NY-DECALS (866-933-2257) or visit the Department of Environmental Conservation's website.
  • Night Fishing Permit: This permit is for fishermen only. It allows them to stay on the beach after closing. It is not a camping permit. You must be fishing or you will be asked to leave the beach. Resident vehicle registration must be presented at the Town Clerk's Office to obtain a permit.
    • There is no cost for this permit.
  • Resident Parking Permit: This permit grants Smithtown residents access to all the parks and beaches within the township. The permit is a sticker that adheres to the OUTSIDE of the vehicle’s window, specifically the driver’s side passenger window. Residents can obtain their permits online by creating an account with Citizen Connect at A photocopy of the vehicle registration needs to be uploaded to the website for proof of residency. If the vehicle registration is not issued to a Town of Smithtown address, additional proof of residency, i.e. a tax or utility bill, needs to uploaded as well. Once the request is approved by the QR_townpermit Opens in new windowTown Clerk’s Office, you will receive the permit in the mail. The new parking permit is effective from April 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2024.
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  • Transient Boat Slips and Winter Wet Storage: Available to residents and nonresident but subject to availability. Please contact the Harbor Master at (631) 360-7643.