Planning

Covid-19 Special Announcement for Public Meetings:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Executive Order 202.1 from New York Governor Cuomo, in person access by the public to Planning Board meetings is not permitted.

To continue it’s business, the Planning Board will be holding work sessions and public meetings via the Zoom online platform until further notice.

To attend a Planning Board work session or public meeting, you will need to know the Meeting ID and the Password. These will be published on all agendas and in the main calendar on the Town’s website home-page. 

There are two ways to attend:

1. Via computer, laptop or smartphone

2. Via regular telephone

Instructions to Attend a Public Meeting via Zoom

Overview of Planning

The Planning Board provides both long-range planning and current planning services for the Town of Southold. Long-range planning services include updating and implementing the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, as well as more focused planning studies. Current planning services include reviewing commercial and residential site plans and subdivision applications. 

The Planning Department is staffed with professional planners to support the Planning Board in their work. The department is also trained and equipped to provide researched reports, maps, GIS modeling, and draft code language to the Town Board to support their updates to the town code.

Planning Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas, Minutes

Application Information

Comprehensive Plan

Planning Personnel

Map! - interactive to look up zoning, parcel size, search by sight or tax parcel#

Planning Initiatives 

Environmental Impact Statements (required web posting)

Southold Planning Board Reports - Monthly and Yearly

  1. From the Southold Town website home page, click on "Weblink" in the bottom left corner.
  2. Next click on the folder "Planning" (or click here to be taken directly to the Planning folder).
  3. Next click on the folder “Reports”.

View Site Plans and Subdivision Plans & Files Online!

All the site plans and subdivision plans and related documents are available for viewing online.

  1. From the Southold Town website home page, click on "Weblink" in the bottom left corner. 
  2. Next click on the folder "Planning" (or click here to be taken directly to the Planning folder).

If you have the tax map number, the easiest way is to search for it.

  1. Click the "Search" tab
  2. Click on the arrow next to "Customize Field" and choose "Field" in the drop-down list.
  3. A section labeled "Field" should appear below with options for entering search data.
  4. In the drop-down, choose “Tax Map Number”
  5. Enter the tax map number
    This is the number that looks like this: "1000-555.-66-77" (District-Section.-Block-Lot

    To get results in our system, enter the Tax Map Number in the following format: *XXX.-XX-XX* (*Section.-Block-Lot*). Note that it is necessary to enter a period after the Section number. The stars or asterisks will help find numbers that are close to the one you are looking for if for some reason a tax map number has been changed.

An alternative way to search for the file is to click on the Planning folder

  1. Click on Applications
  2. Click on the type of application (either Site Plan, Standard Subdivision, Conservation Subdivision, or Lot Line (the other categories are rarely used or historic).
  3. Pending applications will be under the "Pending" folder. 

Approved projects will have the stamped approved plan(s) shown on the first page(s).

Call the Planning office for help finding documents on our Laserfiche system.