One Family Dwelling w/ Senior Residence
One Family Dwelling w/ Senior Residence Unit

Filing Instructions

All senior residence two-family applications shall include the following information:

  1. A completed building permit application form. Application forms shall be filled out in their entirety and shall be signed by the property owner, NOT the lesee. All information must be typed or printed. Cross outs will void out the application.
  2. Three (3) copies of a complete (unaltered) survey by a licensed land surveyor.
  3. Two photostats of a plot plan, which shall indicate all existing and proposed buildings and structures as well as the proposed parking required for all cars as listed on the Supplementary Statement.
  4. Two sets of complete floor plans, which must include ALL floors, room use, doors and stairs. The floor plans submitted shall also indicate primary and secondary kitchen units and fixtures. If construction or alteration is required or proposed, a separate application must be filed in accordance with the instructions for filing "for alterations and structures of minor character." A non-strutural plan will also be required for each set of floor plans showing how the dwelling is to be reverted back to a single dwelling unit after the use has ceased.
  5. One photostat of a recent tax bill, showing section, block, and lot and owner's name and address.
  6. Sworn affidavits signed by owner.
  7. Copy of documentary proof of age. (i.e. driver's license, birth certificate)
  8. Declaration of Restrictive Covenants.(must be filled out in black ink)
  9. All building permit numbers and/or application numbers for lot on application. (A fee of $25.00 is required for a Building Department Record Search.)
  10. A recent PSEG Long Island bill which includes owner's name and address.
  11. A copy of deed.
  12. A minimum of four photographs that depict each side of the dwelling in its entirety. Photographs shall be taken during the daylight hours and shall clearly depict the electric meter of the house.
  13. Building Permit Filing fee of $250.00, payable at time of application. An additional $30.00 certificate of completion fee payable at time of permit issuance.
  14. A blank check made payable to "Nassau County" for the filing of the Restrictive Covenants must be filled out in BLACK INK. Under the memo portion please note, "not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars." An additional checdk is required by Nassau County for processing of the restrictive covenant in the amount of $75.00.
  15. A Plumbing Permit is required to install or maintain the secondary kitchen fixtures.


At least one of the two separate dwelling areas authorized by a senior residence permit shall not exceed eight hundred (800) square feet in total floor space or a variance grant will be required from the Board of Zoning Appeals.

It is the policy of this Department to abandon and destroy, without notification, any application that has been left dormant by the owner or agent thereof for 90 days. All fees paid in relation to such an application will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Applications and/or supplementary statements that are illegible, or that contain erasures or scratched out words will not be accepted.

The application and supplementary statements are sworn statements. Anyone knowingly entering false information thereon may be guilty of a criminal offense.