Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement in the Town of Southampton involves many sections of the town code. The code is viewable online.

Violation Investigations

We investigate violations such as:

  • Property maintenance issues
  • Litter and debris
  • Overcrowded houses
  • Parking complaints
  • Noise complaints
  • Rental law permit violations
  • Peddler permit investigations
  • Taxi permit investigations
  • Building without a permit

Code Enforcement officials are sensitive to needs of the residents and investigate all complaints in an expeditious manner. If you report a complaint that we do not investigate, we will direct you to the proper department to resolve the situation.

Online Complaints

In an effort to become more efficient in our work, early in 2008, we added an online link to permit emailing of complaints directly to Code Enforcement. This has met with tremendous success and we have addressed many issues for the residents in this manner. Report a violation online.

If you are aware of a problem at a property that you know to be either an Airbnb or VRBO rental, both companies have mechanisms to report complaints about rentals being conducted through their platforms. If there is a problem at a rental that you know to be conducted through the Airbnb platform, they have a Neighborhood Support webpage where complaints or concerns can be filed located at If you know the rental to have been conducted through VRBO’s platform, they have a webpage to file complaints or concerns located at You may wish to use these sites to report concerns along with the Town’s SOS system mentioned above.

Foreclosure Registration Program

The Town of Southampton has partnered with to administer its Foreclosure Property Registration program. In order to comply with the Foreclosure Property Registration Ordinance (Chapter 262 of the Code of the Town of Southampton) all Owners/Mortgagees/Trustees in possession of a foreclosed property or a party bringing a foreclosure action must register online via and pay a registration fee. Register with


The department works seven days a week, primarily during the normal business hours. During the summer time, extended hours are scheduled to provide for investigation of weekend code violations that are reported.