Welcome to the Town of Southold Website. Thank you for visiting us online where we have made available resources and information to help you learn about the town as well as understand how local government will best serve you. Whether you are considering a visit to the town for the first time, seeking to establish a business in Southold, or you are already involved with Southold government, this site is designed to engage you with a one-stop approach to meet your needs.

Southold, established in 1640, occupies most of Long Island’s North Fork and includes 10 hamlets (Fishers Island, Orient, East Marion, Greenport West, Southold, Peconic, Cutchogue, New Suffolk, Mattituck, and Laurel along with the incorporated Village of Greenport). The character of the Town of Southold is defined by our unique physical and visual attributes, unparalleled history, and the experiences of our visitors and citizens.

A Special Place

Southold has long been a cherished destination and continues to evolve with its unspoiled beaches, sprawling vineyards and wineries, agricultural production and farm stands, historic buildings, museums, and unlimited recreational opportunities. Its bucolic qualities, culture, and history have made Southold a special place to visit, live, and thrive with its unique shopping opportunities and casual and fine dining fare.

Over the years the town has become increasingly home to many senior citizens as well as second homeowners from metropolitan New York City who value their ability to escape the city for the pleasures of rural life. Keeping Southold special and vital is a worthwhile challenge. The town has embarked upon developing a comprehensive plan to position Southold as a desirable place with fruitful resources to share with our residents and visitors.