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Business Reopening Resources

Please find the following resources available to assist businesses reopening across the Town of Huntington (last updated 3/19/2021):


OUTDOOR DINING

Sidewalk Outdoor Dining Permits

SIDEWALK OUTDOOR DINING PERMIT (TOWN ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY)

Establishments that wish to offer temporary outdoor dining on the sidewalk of a Town road must submit an application with the proper requested documentation to Steve Kiewra, Building Permits Coordinator (skiewra@huntingtonny.gov) for timely review:

Applications may also be submitted to: Building Permits Division, Huntington Town Hall (Room 115), 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-2821, fax (631) 351-3132. The Town is waiving the $200 permit application fee for this process.

SIDEWALK OUTDOOR DINING PERMIT (STATE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY)

Different regulations govern temporary outdoor dining on sidewalks of State roads, such as Main Street/25A and New York Avenue. Establishments that wish to offer temporary outdoor dining on the sidewalk of a State road must use the following guidance and submit completed application forms, along with the proper documentation, to M.T. Vijay Vijayendran (M.T.Vijay.Vijayendran@dot.ny.gov) for timely review:

Applications may also be submitted to: M.T. Vijay Vijayendran, New York State Department of Transportation, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, phone (631) 952 4957.

Note: For the use of County road sidewalks, contact the Suffolk County Department of Public Works: (631) 852-4010.

Shoulder/Parking Lane "Parklet" Outdoor Dining Permits

SHOULDER/PARKING LANE "PARKLET" OUTDOOR DINING PERMIT (TOWN ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY)

Establishments that wish to offer temporary outdoor dining in the shoulder or parking lane of a Town road must submit an application with the proper requested documentation to the Traffic Safety Division (Traffic@HuntingtonNY.gov) for timely review:

Applications may also be submitted to: Huntington Town Hall, Traffic Safety Division (Room 109), 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-3053, fax (631) 351-3066. The permit application is free unless the application involves a metered parking lane, in which case the fee is $100 per month for each metered parking space (or part thereof) that is used by the applicant for the parklet.

SHOULDER/PARKING LANE "PARKLET" OUTDOOR DINING PERMIT (STATE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY)

Different regulations govern temporary outdoor dining on the shoulder or parking lane of a State road, such as Main Street/25A and New York Avenue.

Establishments that wish to offer temporary outdoor dining on the shoulder or parking lane of a State road must use the following guidance and submit completed application forms, along with the proper documentation, to NYSDOT and the Town Traffic Safety Division for timely review:

  • Temporary Parklet Outdoor Dining Permit Application (State Right of Way)
  • Application materials submitted to NYSDOT can be sent via email to M.T. Vijay Vijayendran (M.T.Vijay.Vijayendran@dot.ny.gov) or via mail to M.T. Vijay Vijayendran, New York State Department of Transportation, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, phone (631) 952 4957.
  • Application materials submitted to the Town’s Traffic Safety Division can be sent via email to Traffic@HuntingtonNY.gov or via mail to Huntington Town Hall, Traffic Safety Division (Room 109), 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-3053.

As detailed in the Temporary Parklet Outdoor Dining Permit Application (State Right of Way), if a food establishment obtains NYSDOT approval they must also execute an agreement with the Town, provide the required insurance, and if the application involves a metered parking lane, pay a fee to the Town of Huntington in the amount of $100.00 per month for each metered parking space (or part thereof) that is used by the applicant for the parklet.

Note: For the use of County road shoulder or parking lane, contact the Suffolk County Department of Public Works: (631) 852-4010.

MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT OUTDOOR DINING PERMIT

MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT OUTDOOR DINING PERMIT

Establishments that wish to offer temporary outdoor dining in a municipal parking lot must submit the following application with the proper documentation to traffic@huntingtonny.gov for timely processing:

Applications may also be mailed to: Town of Huntington, Traffic Safety Division (Room 209), 100 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743, phone: (631) 351-3053, fax (631) 351-3066.

On-Premises Outdoor Dining Permit (ZBA)

ON-PREMISES OUTDOOR DINING PERMIT (ZBA)

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has created an application process for establishments that wish to offer temporary on-premises outdoor dining for private property. Submit an application with the proper documentation to the Planning Department (planning@huntingtonny.gov) for timely review:

Applications may also be submitted to: Town of Huntington, Zoning Board of Appeals, 100 Main Street, Room 212, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-3196, fax (631) 351-3257.

Applications submitted and reviewed by the Planning Department will be presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for a decision at their weekly meetings. The Town is waiving multiple fees for this process.

Portable propane outdoor heating appliance permit

PORTABLE PROPANE OUTDOOR HEATING APPLIANCE PERMIT

The Town Board has temporarily waived all operational permit fees related to securing an operational permit for portable propane outdoor heating appliances in connection with commercial outdoor dining permits from October 20, 2020 through the expiration of the State's Emergency Declaration or March 31, 2021, whichever occurs first.

Proper permit applications, with the required documentation, will continue to be required before any liquified petroleum gas-fired portable outdoor heating appliances are operational; storage and operation must be in compliance at all times with the 2020 New York State Fire Code. Submit an application with the proper documentation to the Fire Marshal's Office for timely review:

Applications may be submitted to: Town of Huntington, Bureau of Fire Prevention, 100 Main Street, Room 106, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-3138, fax (631) 351-3136.

Residents with questions may contact the Fire Marshal's Office at (631) 351-3138.

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OUTDOOR RETAIL/SIDEWALK SALES

OUTDOOR RETAILS/SIDEWALK SALES (TOWN ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY)

The Town has created a process allowing merchants to operate on the public sidewalk of a Town road in front of their store. Submit a completed certification form to the Town Attorney's office (TownAttorney@huntingtonny.gov) for timely review:

Certifications may also be submitted to: Town of Huntington, Office of the Town Attorney, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-3042, fax (631) 351-3032.

The new, temporary process simply requires certification from merchants that such activity will not obstruct the passage of at least two (2) individuals walking side-by-side along that sidewalk; typically the process requires Town Board approval.

OUTDOOR RETAIL/SIDEWALK SALES (STATE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY)

Merchants that wish to operate on the public sidewalk of a State road must use the following guidance and submit completed application forms, along with the proper documentation, to M.T. Vijay Vijayendran (M.T.Vijay.Vijayendran@dot.ny.gov) for timely review:

Applications may also be submitted to: M.T. Vijay Vijayendran, New York State Department of Transportation, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, phone (631) 952 4957.

Note: For the use of County road sidewalks, contact the Suffolk County Department of Public Works: (631) 852-4010.

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FITNESS CLASSES IN TOWN PARKS

Fitness facilities may conduct fitness classes and instruction on Town property by temporary renting space in a Town park. Fitness facilities and professionals who wish to operate in a Town park should submit a completed application and proper documentation to ParksandRec@huntingtonny.gov to ensure timely review:

Applications may also be submitted to: Town of Huntington, Parks & Recreation Department, 100 Main Street, Room 103, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-3089, fax (631) 351-3100.

The Town is waiving both the 60-day notice period, the 15-day document filing deadline and all associated late fees for obtaining permits for these purposes; please allow for time to process the application. Questions? Please call (631) 351-3089 or email ParksandRec@huntingtonny.gov.

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RESERVING MUNICIPAL PARKING IN FRONT OF YOUR BUSINESS

The temporary parking permit program in the Huntington Village Business District allows small businesses to reserve up to three metered parking spaces in front of their establishments to facilitate curbside pick-up and delivery.

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OTHER RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

TOWN SERVICES

NEW YORK STATE

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES

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HUNTINGTON SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC RECOVERY TASK FORCE

The Huntington Small Business Economic Recovery Task Force, comprised of local business leaders, is promoting collaboration between Town government and small businesses to develop ideas that will help accelerate our local economic recovery from the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis.

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