Transfer of Development Rights

Overview of the TDR Program

The Town Board finds that one of the tools available to conserve farmland, environmentally sensitive lands, and scenic vistas is the use of a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program. The Southampton TDR program will further the goals and objectives of the 1999 Comprehensive Plan, the Central Pine Barrens Comprehensive Land Use Plan adopted by the Town Board on June 27, 1995, and the Suffolk County Smart Growth Policy Plan adopted in 2000 including:

  • Encouraging compact and orderly development
  • Preserving open spaces, groundwater resources, other natural and historic resources, and working farms
  • Providing for a variety of housing choices

Want to buy or sell development rights? Get your name listed in our downloadable TDR Registry (PDF)!