Zoning & Historic District

ZONING IN THE VILLAGE OF SOUTHAMPTON

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE PROPERTIES ARE UNIQUE

Properties within the Village fall within a completely different set of regulations than those properties outside. For example, new tennis courts in the Village must be sunken with extensive screening, while the Town has no such requirement. And zoning codes of the Town of Southampton are not applicable in the Village. For example, recently passed Town building construction codes requiring HERS energy certification do not apply in the Village.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT

The achitectural character of the homes and business center of the Village of Southampton is really spectacular. Within the Village are four historic districts with over 400 contributing historic buildings. Whether within the Village Historic Disrtict or not, any new construction or modification of a building exterior must first be approved by the the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation (BARHP). The Board reviews “proposed style, materials, mass, line, color, detail or placement,” among other things to insure balance and harmony with a project and its neighborhood.

The Village of Southampton Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation has made available a guide, “Southampton Village Historic District Guide for Homeowners.” This guide explains the history district and the BARHP in more detail and includes a map of the district.
Click here to view:
Historic District Guide

WHAT IS ZONING?

Before considering a property purchase or making any changes, it is prudent to check with the Building Department whether a certain use or modification is allowed.

Zoning ordinances determine both the character and use of a property. Zoning ordinances divide municipalities into different areas according to use, such as single-family residential, commercial or industrial. Additionally, zoning ordinances control the size, location, and use of buildings within these different areas.

Over the years there have been significant changes to the zoning code of Southampton Village. To see these changes,
click here:
Annotated Changes

To view a zoning map of Southampton Village,
click here:
Village of Southampton Zoning Map

To access the local Code of the Village of Southampton,
click here:
E-Code for Village of Southampton


SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE BUILDING DEPARTMENT
71 Hill Street Phone: 204-2146

In Southampton Village, the Southampton Village Building Department oversees our zoning codes. To download building department forms,
click here:
Village of Southampton Building Department