Can one person make a noise complaint?

Anyone can make a complaint. Noise complaints must be addressed while the violation is occurring. Complaints should be called in to the Southampton Town Police Department at 631-728-3400. Police officers can handle noise complaints. If the complaint is made while Code Enforcement is working, they may respond. In many instances the offending source of noise will be determined and the individual in charge will be asked to remedy the problem.

If remediation is not successful, the responding officer will need to take a written statement from the person complaining. A decision by the New York State Supreme Court has ruled that three separate households must be disturbed by the noise. Before a summons can be issued, there must be at least three people from different households willing to sign affidavits. Most cases do not go to trial, but if a trial is requested the complainants must be willing to testify at the time of the trial.

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1. How do I file a complaint?
2. Am I required to leave my name?
3. Can multiple families live in one house?
4. Can there be bedrooms in basements or attics?
5. Are unregistered vehicles allowed to be parked on residential property? What is a junk vehicle?
6. Can one person make a noise complaint?
7. What are property maintenance complaints? What about litter and garbage?
8. Can a commercial vehicle be parked in the drive way of a private residence?
9. Can I keep a boat on my property?
10. Can a portable basketball hoop be kept in the street?
11. My neighbor's fence is falling down. What can I do?
12. There is a broken or cracked window at a house on my street, is this a code issue?
13. Do pools require fencing? Do you need a pool permit?
14. How do I obtain a rental permit?
15. When is a rental permit required?
16. What do I do if I think my neighbor's house is rented without a permit?
17. Is a building permit required?
18. How do I know if my neighbor has a permit for his pool or shed?
19. A house in my neighborhood burned down. How long do I have to look at it?
20. How do I report overcrowding conditions in a bar or nightclub?
21. How do I report overcrowding in a house?
22. How many vehicles are allowed to be parked at a home?
23. How do I report complaints on clearing violations? Building in wetland?
24. How do I make a complaint against a contractor?
25. How long after a make a complaint will it be until the problem is remedied?
26. Is there a leash law in Southampton Town?
27. What should I do if my neighbors' dog barks while they are not home?