Who is the Department of Buildings for Southampton. Eg.building permits and inspections.

Asked by Right Brain, New York, NY Wed Mar 19, 2008

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Denise McCau…, Agent, Southampton, NY
Sat Feb 23, 2013
It is important to realize that there is a building department for the Town of Southampton which covers all the properties that are not located in incorporated villages. There is also a building department for the Village of Southampton which is located at 71 Hill Street, close to our office. Right now, the building inspector for the Village is John Foster and the building inspector for the Town is Michael Benincasa. If you need more information, the best is to contact a local licensed professional engineer or registered architect.
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Joan & Paul…, Agent, Southampton, NY
Tue Nov 23, 2010
When referring to Southampton, it is important to clarify whether you mean the Village of Southampton, the Town of Southampton, or the area of the Southampton Zip Code (11968).
Southampton Village is a small oceanfront community within the Township of Southampton.  Southampton Village comprises 6.8 square miles, less than 5% of Southampton Town's 140.2 square miles and is only one of seven incorporated villages within the town.

The Village of Southampton shares the same zip code (11968) with other parts of Southampton Town including the Hamlets of North Sea, Tuckahoe, and Shinnecock Hills.

The Village of Southampton has it's own Building Department, located at 71 Hill Street. Their phone number is 204-2146.
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C Tann-Starr, , 11354
Thu Mar 20, 2008
Hi Brian,
Here's the link to the official website. The number in my original post will also get you the buildings department (and their answering machine after hours). Regards, C.

Land Management >> Building and Zoning Division >> Overview

Michael Benincasa, Chief Building Inspector

Telephone: 631-287-5700
Fax: 631-287-5754

* Administer the Town Code Chapter 123, Building Construction, and Chapter 330, Zoning, and interpret and enforce all associated regulation pertaining to the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

* Administer and enforce, both at the Town and Village levels, the National Electrical Code.

* Accept, review and process all building permits, sign permits, certificates of occupancy, accessory apartment, certificates of compliance, two year rental permits and all other applications submitted for consideration by the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Architectural Review Board.

* Administer Town Code Chapter 143 and enforce the Town’s Home Improvement Contractor Licensing program.

* Perform inspections to determine compliance with local municipal ordinances and regulations regarding building, zoning, electrical, fire safety, sanitation, signs, site development, subdivision of land, road improvement, natural resource conservation and all other aspects of land development.
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C Tann-Starr, , 11354
Thu Mar 20, 2008
Hi Richard,

Thank you for correcting the post with the direct line phone number.

Regards, C.
Web Reference:  http://www.TannStarr.com
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Richard Rawd…, Agent, Southampton, NY
Thu Mar 20, 2008
The prevoius answer is not totally correct. Town hall is located at 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY.11968 The correct phone # is: (631)283-6000. Just call the main number and ask for the department that you need to speak with. They are very helpful.
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C Tann-Starr, , 11354
Wed Mar 19, 2008
Town of Southampton
116 Hampton Road
Southampton, NY 11968


Telephone 631 287-5700
Fax 631 287-5754

This is the information I have for the last certificate of occupancy inquiry generated by one of my clients in the area. The Building and Zoning phone numbers are answered from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Regards, C.
Web Reference:  http://www.TannStarr.com
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