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Animals
If you have a problem concerning a loose or stray cat or dog contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at (516) 785-5220. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.

Building & Structural Problems
At times, due to fire, accident, or weather conditions, the structural integrity of a building is altered. If a problem such as this should arise, contact the Building Department at (516) 489-5000 during regular business hours, or the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900, if the condition occurs after regular business hours.

Flooding

During a heavy rain storm or when snow begins to melt, storm drains may back up. This is normally caused by leaves and other foreign materials blocking the drain. The problem can be relieved by removing the blockage. If a blockage occurs, you should contact the Town of Hempstead Highway Department at (516) 489-5000 during regular business hours or contact the Department of Public Safety after hours at (516) 538-1900. All complaints will be handled on a priority basis.

Heat Complaints

If a problem should arise causing inadequate or lack of heat, contact the Nassau County Health Department at (516) 571-3410, your local police department or the Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety. The Public Safety office will be able to furnish you with telephone numbers of responsible agencies.

Hurricane Information

In the event that a hurricane or major coastal storm is heading towards the Town of Hempstead, the Department of Public Safety will activate an Emergency Management Office (EMO) to coordinate all efforts of the Town to insure the most effective course of action is being taken. This website will also broadcast emergency bulletins as needed. In the event that an emergency arises, residents should contact their local police department, or the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.

Park Emergency

The Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety has the responsibility for maintaining order within town parks. If you encounter difficulties pertaining to unruly patrons or parking, you may contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.

Residential Problems

A problem that occurs on private property is the responsibility of the owner of the property. The Town of Hempstead cannot trespass on private property. If the problem requires immediate attention, even on private property, Public Safety may be contacted at (516) 538-1900. They will help you find the proper agency to call. If the problem is a true emergency, such as a cave-in of a cesspool, the Department will provide fencing to cordon off the area.

Road Conditions

Road conditions such as cave-ins, potholes, construction hazards, etc., may be reported to the Town of Hempstead Highway Department during regular business hours at (516) 489-5000 or after hours to the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.

Road Sanding

For icy road conditions, you may contact the Town of Hempstead Highway Department at (516) 489-5000 during regular business hours. After hours, contact the Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety. Special consideration will be given to residents with a substantiated medical problem that requires medical attention. All calls will be handled on a priority basis.

Snow Removal

During a snow fall, the Town of Hempstead makes every effort to keep the roadways cleared and passable. The Town is responsible for clearing approximately 1700 miles of roadway. If a problem should arise, you may contact the Highway Department during regular business hours at (516) 489-5000. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. If the storm is of major proportions, the Emergency Management Office (EMO) will be activated and will coordinate all efforts of the Town to ensure that the most effective course of action is being taken. Special consideration will be given to residents with substantiated medical problems that require medical attention. All requests will be handled on a priority basis.

Street Light Outage

In the event that a street light is out, contact the Town of Hempstead Street Lighting Department at (516) 378-2260 during regular business hours. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. You will need to give the exact location of the pole as well as the pole number.

Street Light Pole Down

A downed light pole can pose serious problems because the wires leading to the light are energized. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE POLE. Contact the Town of Hempstead Traffic Control Division at (516) 378-2260 during regular business hours. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.

Trees Down

Trees that are located along the curb line are the responsibility of the Town of Hempstead. All other trees are the responsibility of the home owner. The removal of trees will be on a priority basis. A tree blocking the roadway or one that is leaning on a power line will be of the first priority. For assistance, you may contact the Town of Hempstead Highway Department during regular business hours at (516) 489-5000. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.

 

Text Box: Animals
If you have a problem concerning a loose or stray cat or dog contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at (516) 785-5220. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.
Building & Structural Problems
At times, due to fire, accident, or weather conditions, the structural integrity of a building is altered. If a problem such as this should arise, contact the Building Department at (516) 489-5000 during regular business hours, or the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900, if the condition occurs after regular business hours. 
Flooding
During a heavy rain storm or when snow begins to melt, storm drains may back up. This is normally caused by leaves and other foreign materials blocking the drain. The problem can be relieved by removing the blockage. If a blockage occurs, you should contact the Town of Hempstead Highway Department at (516) 489-5000 during regular business hours or contact the Department of Public Safety after hours at (516) 538-1900. All complaints will be handled on a priority basis. 
Heat Complaints
If a problem should arise causing inadequate or lack of heat, contact the Nassau County Health Department at (516) 571-3410, your local police department or the Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety. The Public Safety office will be able to furnish you with telephone numbers of responsible agencies. 
Hurricane Information
In the event that a hurricane or major coastal storm is heading towards the Town of Hempstead, the Department of Public Safety will activate an Emergency Management Office (EMO) to coordinate all efforts of the Town to insure the most effective course of action is being taken. This website will also broadcast emergency bulletins as needed. In the event that an emergency arises, residents should contact their local police department, or the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. 
Park Emergency
The Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety has the responsibility for maintaining order within town parks. If you encounter difficulties pertaining to unruly patrons or parking, you may contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. 
Residential Problems
A problem that occurs on private property is the responsibility of the owner of the property. The Town of Hempstead cannot trespass on private property. If the problem requires immediate attention, even on private property, Public Safety may be contacted at (516) 538-1900. They will help you find the proper agency to call. If the problem is a true emergency, such as a cave-in of a cesspool, the Department will provide fencing to cordon off the area. 
Road Conditions
Road conditions such as cave-ins, potholes, construction hazards, etc., may be reported to the Town of Hempstead Highway Department during regular business hours at (516) 489-5000 or after hours to the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. 
Road Sanding
For icy road conditions, you may contact the Town of Hempstead Highway Department at (516) 489-5000 during regular business hours. After hours, contact the Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety. Special consideration will be given to residents with a substantiated medical problem that requires medical attention. All calls will be handled on a priority basis. 
Snow Removal
During a snow fall, the Town of Hempstead makes every effort to keep the roadways cleared and passable. The Town is responsible for clearing approximately 1700 miles of roadway. If a problem should arise, you may contact the Highway Department during regular business hours at (516) 489-5000. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. If the storm is of major proportions, the Emergency Management Office (EMO) will be activated and will coordinate all efforts of the Town to ensure that the most effective course of action is being taken. Special consideration will be given to residents with substantiated medical problems that require medical attention. All requests will be handled on a priority basis. 
Street Light Outage
In the event that a street light is out, contact the Town of Hempstead Street Lighting Department at (516) 378-2260 during regular business hours. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. You will need to give the exact location of the pole as well as the pole number. 
Street Light Pole Down
A downed light pole can pose serious problems because the wires leading to the light are energized. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE POLE. Contact the Town of Hempstead Traffic Control Division at (516) 378-2260 during regular business hours. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. 
Trees Down
Trees that are located along the curb line are the responsibility of the Town of Hempstead. All other trees are the responsibility of the home owner. The removal of trees will be on a priority basis. A tree blocking the roadway or one that is leaning on a power line will be of the first priority. For assistance, you may contact the Town of Hempstead Highway Department during regular business hours at (516) 489-5000. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900.