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“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

The State of New York has not permitted the reopening of bars and/or restaurants at this time. The Town is accepting temporary outdoor dining and canopy/tent applications without fees in order to facilitate business openings once this occurs.

Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application

Canopy / Tent Permit

COVID-19 Temporary Application Requirements

In preparation of NYS allowing bars and/or restaurants to reopen, the Town of Islip has established a pdf Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application and a pdf Canopy / Tent Permit Application Temporary Outdoor Dining with no fees. The online fillable application(s) are located on the Town of Islip website. Applicants will need to include a dimensioned sketch of the proposed temporary outdoor table/seating plan with their application (if submitting an application electronically, please scan a copy of the dimensioned sketch and email it with your application).

Applications can be submitted to the Town of Islip Planning Department via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, applications can be mailed or dropped off at Town Hall (please see the Temporary Application Process Requirements During COVID-19).

The department staff shall contact applicants if further information is required to approve an application. Applicants will be notified via email once the Planning Department has approved a permit request. The permit approval will be forwarded to the Town Fire Prevention Office to schedule an onsite inspection of the installed outdoor table/seating and canopy/tents (if applicable) prior to operating.

If you have any questions, please call the Planning office at 631-224-5450.

Click HERE to visit the Town's COVID-19 Information page.

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