By Stephen J. Kotz
The East Hampton Town Enforcement Department will offer an online form that offers the public a new way to file code-violation complaints online for submission directly to a code enforcement officer.
This new process can be used to report such violations as overcrowding, illegal summer rentals, the operation of businesses in residential zones, building without building permits, illegal dumping, illegal signs, litter and debris, for example. Noise complaints, however, should still be directed to the Town Police Department at 537-7575.
To access the form, visit the Town’s website, ehamptonny.gov. In the right column, click on “Ordinance Enforcement,” and then “Complaint Form.”
Once the form is submitted, the sender will receive written confirmation regarding the complaint submission. Town officers will then conduct an investigation of each complaint and will follow up with complainants regarding their determinations.
The public may still lodge complaints of code violations in the traditional manner—by calling Code Enforcement at (631) 324-3858, the Fire Marshals Office at (631) 329-3473 or the Building Department at (631) 324-4145 or by visiting one of these departments in person at 300 Pantigo Place.