Doing Business in Hempstead

doing business in Hempstead

All new business must file with the Planning Board, Building Department and the Business License Bureau.


Applicants can obtain Planning Board Applications from Michelle Banks, Administrator of the Planning Board at Village Hall or clicking on the form links listed at the bottom of this page.

Said application must be signed and notarized by the applicant and property owner. There is a $50.00 filing fee and a $200.00 application fee.  Acceptable payments can be made by check, money order or cash in the amount of $250.00 payable to: Inc. Village of Hempstead

Your completed application must be submitted to Michelle Banks. Once the applicant has completed the application, follow the guidelines of the check list.

(This list should serve as a checklist for the permitted application)

1. Applicant needs a registered Architect or Draftsmen to prepare site plans or floor plans. Plans must be stamped and signed by a registered Architect. If you are subdividing, a registered Land Surveyor must prepare surveys for subdivision of Plot or redeveloped lots.

2. Submit one (1) Scale drawing of site plan. The plans must include Floor plans, Elevation, and Signage, showing dimension.

3. One (1) Copy of signage the design and dimensions. Show Lighting if included .

4. Submit application, floor plan, signage rendering with check, money order or cash for process.


Please see Chapter 8 Planning Board of the Village Codes for addition information. To view Village codes click here.

The Pre-Submission Conference is a Concept plan/Initial site plan review board. The Board reviews the plans to assure that such plans conform to Village Codes.

The Pre-Submission Conference meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Hempstead’s Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead, New York by Appointment only.

Once the applicant has gone before the Pre-Submission Board they will then go before the Planning Board.

The Planning Board reviews and approves site plans for all new businesses, subdivisions, new construction, and building additions, including detached accessory structure. The Planning Board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall, 99 Nichols Courts, Hempstead, New York.

Applicant’s must file with the Building Department and the Business License Bureau after appearing before the Pre-Submission Conference.

A Business License will be issued 4 to 6 week after the applicant has been approved by the Planning Board.