A house in my neighborhood burned down. How long do I have to look at it?
Code requires that a building be kept in a secure condition. Many property owners will have their property secured to provide protection from the elements and from unauthorized access. Time must be given to allow for investigation and insurance claims. Generally a Notice of Violation will be sent if a building is not secured within 30 days.

If the violation persists, a summons may be issued. If the building is in an unsafe condition the town may proceed with an enforcement action to remove the building. If the building is structurally sound, but unsightly, the building may continue to exist as long as it is kept secure. Unless the damage is minimal, the fire-damaged portion of the building structure must be rebuilt as new construction. Changes from the footprint of the original building may require Planning Board approval before permits can be issued.

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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?