Zoning Board of Appeals Department

Attention Applicants


All applications must include a survey describing and labeling the existing and proposed construction areas and a notice of disapproval where required, reflecting the same survey information.

Applications will not be accepted without this information and any other required information that is listed on the instructions sheets.


Applications take an average of about 6 to 8 weeks from the date of complete filing to the time the Board renders its decision, although time periods may be extended. If you would like to receive a set of forms by mail, please contact us either by telephone at (631) 765-1809, or by e-mail.

Notice of Requirements



[History: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southold 12-27-1995 as L.L. No. 25-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 58-1. Providing notice of public hearings.
Whenever the Code calls for a public hearing, this section shall apply. Upon determining that an application is complete, the board or commission reviewing the same shall fix a time and place for a public hearing thereon. The board or commission reviewing an application shall provide for the giving of notice:
A. By causing a notice giving the time, date, place and nature of the hearing to be published in the official newspaper within the period prescribed by law.
B. By requiring the applicant to erect the sign provided by the town, which shall be prominently displayed on the premises facing each public or private street which the property involved in the application abuts, giving notice of the application, the nature of the approval sought thereby and the time and place of the public hearing thereon. The sign shall be set back not more than ten (10) feet from the property line. The sign shall be displayed for a period of not less than seven (7) days immediately preceding the date of the public hearing. The applicant or his/her agent shall file an affidavit that s/he has complied with this provision.
C. By requiring the applicant to send notice to the owners of record of every property which abuts and every property which is across from any public or private street from the property included in the application. Such notice shall be made by certified mail, return receipt requested, posted at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the initial public hearing on the application and addressed to the owners at the addresses listed for them on the local assessment roll. The applicant or agent shall file an affidavit that s/he has complied with this provision.