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The Town of Smithtown Town Clerk’s office is pleased to offer residents the option of purchasing Ramp, Canoe or Kayak permits online via Residents have the opportunity to securely pay for the permits online using a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover) a Debit Card or Electronic Check.

“I am so pleased to announce this convenient service for our residents in time for the Summer season. It is part of a greater effort to reduce the time residents have to spend waiting on lines for permits, and allows them the ease of access of filing for permits from the comfort of home.” – Vincent Puleo, Town Clerk

The online process includes filling out a simple required information field and uploading any necessary documents, (i.e. proof of residency, current boat registration in the name and address of the Smithtown resident.) There is a $1.75 convenience fee added to allow for online processing. Once the order is complete, the Town Clerk’s office processes the request and the permit is mailed directly to the resident.

A Boat Ramp Permit costs $45.00 and allows the holder to use any of the three boat ramps located in Smithtown (two ramps at Long Beach, and one ramp at the Kings Park Bluff). To obtain a permit, one must show a current boat registration in the name and address of the Smithtown resident. Permits are issued for the registered vessel.

A Kayak/Canoe Permit costs $7.00. Permits are required for small crafts such as canoes, kayak, dinghies, paddle boards and rubber rafts, that are walked down to the water. Proof of residency is required.

Residents are still able to come to the Town Clerk’s office and purchase permits in person. To Apply Online; visit the Town Clerk’s Town of Smithtown Recreation Portalat or by typing “Recreational Permits & Licenses” in the search bar on the town home page. For questions or assistance about online permits contact the Town Clerk’s office at: (631) 360-7620 PRESS ONLY: For further questions or details pertaining this or similar services, please contact Smithtown Public Information Officer, Nicole Garguilo at 631-360-7600 or via email at SPIO@SmithtownNY .gov 

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