Does a contractor need a license to do work in the Town of Southampton?

If a contractor is performing home improvement, the Town of Southampton requires a Home Improvement Contractor’s License.  If a contractor is constructing a new home, the Town does not presently require a license, although their subcontractors must be licensed.

Home Improvement Conracters Application

Contractors with a Southampton License

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1. How can I find information about a property (owners, taxes, zoning, etc.)?
2. Can you tell me what I can build on my property?
3. How can I find out what my setbacks are on my property.
4. What do I need to submit a building permit?
5. Do I need a building permit for a shed/play yard/dog house/chicken coop?
6. Do I need a building permit for a fence?
7. How far from the property line can I put my fence?
8. If I am putting up a pool enclosure, and already have a fence running across my backyard, can I use that as part of the pool enclosure?
9. I am putting in a concrete patio at grade. Do I need a building permit?
10. I am putting in a wood deck at grade. Do I need a building permit?
11. Do I need a permit to demolish or relocate an accessory structure?
12. I am re-building a deck/porch/steps/etc., exactly the way it was. Do I need a building permit?
13. I received a letter saying I have an expired building permit, but I did not own the property at that time. Am I still responsible for this?
14. Can you tell me what items I need in order to close out my building permit and obtain my certificate of occupancy for my new home?
15. How do I renew my building permit?
16. How can I find out how much my building permit fee will be?
17. Where can I buy a copy of the Town Code? Where can I buy a zoning map?
18. I want to put in a complaint.
19. Does a contractor need a license to do work in the Town of Southampton?
20. Does my electrician or plumber need a Town of Southampton Home Improvement Contractor’s License?
21. I need to look at the closed files on a property. How can I do that?
22. My insurance company wants the FEMA flood zone information on my property. How can I get that?
23. Are the Town Building inspectors doing site inspections during the Covid-19 crisis?
24. Who can I contact if I need more information?