You need to tread lightly here. A critical investigation of the Certificate of Occupancy and the supporting documents behind it is essential to get a good read on what is happening.
This is not unusual in our Town. The building Dept is very helpful in this situation if you just ask them. Like anything else, there is a process and fees involved. Typically homes built before 1957 in Southold did not have CO's when they were built.
I have been through this process dozens of times and can help you if you wish to contact me!... more