Town Trustees


In accordance with the recent Executive Orders signed by Governor Cuomo, only essential services are being provided by the Town of Southampton at this time. In order to meet the challenge, the Board of Trustees have enacted the following policy regarding permits and licenses:

  1. All existing General Permits and Renewal expiration dates are extended for sixty (60) days.

  1. All Commercial and Residential Shellfish Permit expiration dates are extended for sixty (60) days.

  1. All 4X4 and Boat Ramp permits bearing a 2019 expiration date will be honored for sixty (60) days.

  1. Freedom of Information Requests will be processed once this public emergency is over. 

The Board of Trustees strongly encourages the public to utilize the e-permitting option on the Trustees’ website. Please click on the link as follows:

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Trustees’ Office at (631) 287-5717.

ROAD CLOSURES road-closed

Road H, Hampton Bays is closed to Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic south of Dune Road (Inlet Overlook) due to the Emergency Dredging and Dune Restoration in the Area.

The Beach in Hampton Bays is Closed to Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic from the Ponquogue Pavilion East to the Inlet Jetty.

Dolphin Lane, East Quogue is closed to Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic due to Emergency Dune Restoration in the Area.

Please be aware that these Closures will be in effect for 4–5 weeks and are subject to change.

Click here to go to the GIS Public Information Center 
(Beach closures are updated daily)

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Regular Meetings

Work Sessions


  1. Responsibilities
  2. The Dongan Patent

Established in 1686, the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton is the oldest continually elected board in North America. Their continuing charge is the stewardship of more than 25,000 acres of undivided, colonial-era lands consisting mostly of Southampton’s shores, water ways, marshes, and bottomlands.

The Trustees’ responsibilities in doing so includes:

  • Preserving public access to the water;
  • Upholding the traditions of a maritime community;
  • Advising the Town Board on coastal related issues;
  • Informing the public of the Facts of Coastal Issues and Policy;
  • Representing the best interest of the freeholders;
  • Maintaining and protecting surface water quality;
  • Regulating dock and bulkhead construction;
  • Promoting sustainable harvest of commercial shellfish and finfish;
  • Providing a safe marine environment;
  • Inspecting all structures built on bay bottom.