Board of Trustees

The Town of Southold possesses a rich heritage of scenic, historic, and natural resources which are vital to the town’s sense of place and to its economic success as a community. The upland acreage of Southold Town, including Fishers Island, is approximately 34,369 thousand acres with approximately 163 linear miles of shoreline. This acreage is bounded to the north by the nationally recognized estuary of Long Island Sound and to the south by the nationally recognized Peconic Bay Estuary. Trustee jurisdiction under the Andros Patent encompasses more than 2,000 acres of underwater lands, not including sound and bay front owned by the State of New York.

The Board of Trustees at the August 15, 2018 work session determined that in the future we will require alternative waste water treatment systems for all applications within
Trustee jurisdiction that would normally involve a new septic system, or relocation of the system.

It is the purpose of the Town Trustees to administer all activity within 100 feet of the town’s wetlands and the underwater lands owned by the Trustees for its citizens (also known as “common lands”). The codes that guide the Town Trustees are as follows:
NOTE: The Trustees Office closes at noon (12:00 pm) on days when the Board of Trustees holds public hearings. All application files for that particular public hearing date are closed 24 hours prior to the hearing date.  

Town of Southold Shellfish Closures

Call 631-444-0480 for information.
For Creek Openings Call 631-765-3912

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