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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