What are property maintenance complaints? What about litter and garbage?

All improved properties shall be maintained to prevent blight and to prevent hazards to the public health, safety and welfare. There is a wide range of standard including: Surface and sub-surface water shall be appropriately drained. Pools can not be drained onto neighbor's properties or onto roadways. Paved areas have to be maintained to afford safe passage for pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic under normal usage.

Landscaping has to be maintained to prevent it from being overgrown or unsafe. Premises shall be maintained free from weeds in excess of 10 inches. All garbage and debris shall be kept inside or in an acceptable enclosed container, and shall be regularly removed form the site. Yards and buildings should be free of hazards. Open wells, cesspools, refrigerators with the doors on them, and buildings should be reported to Public Safety.

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1. How do I file a complaint?
2. Am I required to leave my name?
3. Can multiple families live in one house?
4. Can there be bedrooms in basements or attics?
5. Are unregistered vehicles allowed to be parked on residential property? What is a junk vehicle?
6. Can one person make a noise complaint?
7. What are property maintenance complaints? What about litter and garbage?
8. Can a commercial vehicle be parked in the drive way of a private residence?
9. Can I keep a boat on my property?
10. Can a portable basketball hoop be kept in the street?
11. My neighbor's fence is falling down. What can I do?
12. There is a broken or cracked window at a house on my street, is this a code issue?
13. Do pools require fencing? Do you need a pool permit?
14. How do I obtain a rental permit?
15. When is a rental permit required?
16. What do I do if I think my neighbor's house is rented without a permit?
17. Is a building permit required?
18. How do I know if my neighbor has a permit for his pool or shed?
19. A house in my neighborhood burned down. How long do I have to look at it?
20. How do I report overcrowding conditions in a bar or nightclub?
21. How do I report overcrowding in a house?
22. How many vehicles are allowed to be parked at a home?
23. How do I report complaints on clearing violations? Building in wetland?
24. How do I make a complaint against a contractor?
25. How long after a make a complaint will it be until the problem is remedied?
26. Is there a leash law in Southampton Town?
27. What should I do if my neighbors' dog barks while they are not home?