- Public Safety
- Code Enforcement
Responsibilities of Code Enforcement:
The Division of Code Enforcement is responsible for the investigation and enforcement of New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and Town of Babylon Code violations which occur at residential and commercial properties. This division works closely with local police and government agencies to improve the quality of life of Town of Babylon constituents. They are NYS certified Code Enforcement Officials and have the authority to issue summonses when necessary.
- Do I need a rental permit to rent my home?
A rental permit is required any time a non-owner occupied home or a second unit in a legal two family dwelling is occupied by someone other than the owner(s) on the deed of the property. See Town of Babylon code 153.2A regarding permits required for rental units.
- Can I rent an apartment in my house?
Single family dwellings with a second unit must have a valid Accessory Apartment permit.
- Are basement apartments allowed in the Town of Babylon?
No, basement apartments are not permitted within the Town of Babylon.
- Are unregistered vehicles allowed on private property?
No, all vehicles on private property must be registered with valid & visible license plates and a valid vehicle registration. See Town of Babylon Code section 133-25.
- What is a commercial vehicle?
Any commercially registered vehicle, including but not limited to a bus, a minibus, a box truck, a tractor-trailer combination (or either component thereof), an ambulance, an articulated bus, an automobile transporter, a boat transporter, a hazard vehicle, a livery, an omnibus, a sani-van, a taxi, a tow truck, a truck, a vanpool vehicle, or any vehicle bearing commercial advertising or identification or any vehicle which is not designed for use as a passenger-only vehicle, which is not a limousine, taxi, livery or other for-hire vehicle.
- Are commercial vehicles allowed on my property?
Parking and/or storing of commercial vehicles on residential premises for a period of longer than one hour and exclusive of local delivery is not permitted.
Parking of commercial vehicles, buses, trailers on roadway exceeding 2 ½ tons (5,000 lbs.) on a roadway is prohibited.
- Am I allowed to rent rooms in my house?
No. Rooming houses are not permitted in the Town of Babylon without proper authorization.
- Are boats permitted on residential property?
Yes. Boats are permitted in the driveway, rear yard and side yard as long as it’s on a registered boat trailer or on blocks/boat stands. Also, boat storage cannot present a sight obstruction or sidewalk obstruction.
- Can I have chickens?
No person shall keep, maintain, house or possess any fowl on or in any building, yard or enclosure within the Town which shall be within 100 feet of the dwelling house or living quarters of any other person.
Maintaining chickens is a potential health hazard as their coups attack rodents.