Town of Shelter Island
Shelter Island, New York
Town of Shelter Island
38 North Ferry Road
P.O. Box 970
Shelter Island, New York 11964

  Hours of operation are as follows:
Town Hall -Mon -Fri. 9:00am-4:00pm
Town Clerk-Mon-Fri.-9:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays-First Saturday after June 15th-Aug.31st -9am-noon
Building Department-Mon-Fri. 8:00am-4:00pm
Assessors Office- Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-4:00pm
Justice Court-Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-4:00pm
Recycling Center- Mon.-Sun.-7:30am-6:00pm
Highway Dept.- Mon-Fri. 8:00am-3:00pm
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Welcome to the Town of Shelter Island website.
 You can check the status by calling the Town's
 Shellfish Hotline at 749-0400 (Option 9 then Option 7.)

James Dougherty


Phone (631) 749-0015

Fax (631) 749-0728



November18, 2016



Press Release

       I want to express Shelter Island’s thanks to Mayor George Hubbard, his colleagues on the Greenport Board and all our neighbors and friends in Greenport for helping to ensure Shelter Island residents will have reliable and secure sources of power in the future. The Village of Greenport is on board with PSEG commencing its project to run a cable line under Greenport’s 5th Street and across the bay to Shelter Island to meet the island’s increasing power needs.


            The estimated starting date for the project is on or about September 15, 2017 and PSEG has generously offered to once again place temporary generators on the island next May to meet our increased power needs during the 2017 high season.


            My thanks also from all Shelter Islanders to our PSEG partners for their conscientious and effective efforts on our behalf.

 Jim Dougherty



It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to
Shelter Island Town’s Internet site.
  We have developed this website to provide you with important information about Town government - - which will enable you to become a more informed citizen. We have also included a Community Calendar--let us know if your group is planning a community event.

A recent addition to this website is our town's homeowner handbook. I believe that you will find this to be a useful and informative guide to living on our special island.

You will find minutes of the various appointed boards such as the Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. There's a directory of all elected officials, department heads, committee members.

We are also very pleased to provide you with a special feature - - the entire Shelter Island Town Code - - at no cost and user friendly. Our site also has useful links to other web sites for visitor and tourist information.

Finally, the recent news section of this site has information about new town plans and initiatives. Email me your thoughts about them. Keep checking to find out what's new.

I invite you to familiarize yourself with our web site, and to return and visit often. We look forward to your feedback so we may continue to expand and improve the content of this site.


Supervisor Dougherty     
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Welcome to our Island. We hope you
enjoy the beauty of our special place.

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