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.)

   Shelter Island Boaters Guide 



Press Release




            I have turned in my $10.6 million preliminary 2017 budget which would increase the tax levy by about 2.8% over this year to help pay for a forecasted 8% to 10% increase in health insurance premiums, higher workers compensation premiums as well as to pay for union and non-union compensation increases and again budgeting $130,000 for the proper maintenance of Shelter Island’s roads.


            The preliminary budget is available  in the Town Clerk’s office. The Town Board will be convening budget discussions October 6th with Department heads, Committee chairs and senior management to discuss and revise the preliminary budget, will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget 1pm November 9th and has a target date of adopting a 2017 budget at its regular meeting November 18th.


            Emerging from The Great Recession, with a pickup in activity, our 2017 assessed values have gone up 5.63% which will benefit many taxpayers.


                                    Supervisor 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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