Zoning Update Project Summary

This project will update the rules that regulate how every property in the Town can be used; it will shape our community well into the future. Our land use regulations, also called zoning regulations, need to be updated to be easier to understand and use. The work has started. It involves your elected officials, Town Planning staff, an expert zoning consultant, and an advisory committee of Town residents. It also involves you


Comprehensive Plan

Click here for a summary of the key parts of the Town's 2020 Comprehensive Plan that relate to this project.

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here to learn more about the Southold Town Zoning Update project. This section will be updated as additional questions come in and as the project advances.

Zone, building, business, construction, architecture, contractor

Zoning 101

New to zoning? Click here to learn more about how zoning regulations work. Learn how to us tools on the Town's website to find out what your property is zoned.

Zoning Update Advisory Committee

The Zoning Update Advisory Committee will have the responsibility to review and provide constructive feedback about all aspects of this project. To view a list of committee members, click here. To view committee agendas and minutes, click here.

Project Timeline

Fall 2023

Kickoff, Prep & Launch

Design and launch the project website. Form Zoning Update Advisory Committee

Fall 2023

Review Southold Town Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code

Review the Town's 2020 Comprehensive Plan and existing zoning code. Produce a Zoning Diagnostic Report.



Community participation begins with a Town-wide survey and a series of informational meetings hosted by the civic associations.

Spring/Summer 2024

Draft Zoning Code & Map Updates

Prepare the draft revised Southold Town Zoning Code and Zoning Map.

Fall 2024


Community participation to discuss draft Southold Town Zoning Code revisions.

Winter 2024-25

Revisions From Public Input

Incorporate public feedback to draft zoning code and map into drafts.

Spring 2025

Finalize & Adopt

Complete the Final Southold Town Zoning Code and Zoning map for public review, hearing, and adoption by the Town Board.

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