DPW Park Closure Notice: Village of Westhampton Beach Ria Del Bene memorial playground will be unavailable to the public beginning May 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we are eagerly awaiting completion on the construction on our brand new “more inclusive” playground expected early Summer 2024.        

Building and Zoning FAQ


You can view the Village of Westhampton Beach Municipal Code on our online database.

Yes, you must obtain a permit when you change any structural, electrical, plumbing, gas in your dwelling or commercial property.

Yes, and you will need to obtain an Electrical Permit from the Town of Southampton as well.

The ARB meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

The ZBA meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.

The Planning Board of the Village of Westhampton Beach meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m.

Please look at the Zoning Map and look for your street and that will tell you whether you live in the Village of Westhampton Beach or the Town of Southampton.  The Village of Westhampton Beach jurisdiction on Dune Road ends at number 531 Dune Road.

Yes, we have a Notary available at our offices.

The Building Department is located at 165 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach in the Village Hall.  We are on the main floor of the building.

Permit fees are based on the estimated cost of construction. Please contact the Building Permits Coordinator to calculate the fee of your building permit.
Review and processing of complete applications takes approximately 2 to 4 weeks. Many residential applicants can obtain a permit within 2 weeks, barring any missing documentation, approvals or fees. Commercial applications often require approvals from other agencies, such as Site Plan, Fire Marshal, Suffolk County Health Department, etc, so the time frame may be extended, but applicants will typically get review comments within that 2 to 4 week window.
Yes. There is an exception for single-family dwelling properties where one shed under 200 sf is allowed without permit as long as it is located in the rear yard and at least 10’ from property lines. It is always best to contact the Building Department and speak to a member of our staff regarding the proposed shed and your particular property.
Yes. New York State mandates that all swimming pools/hot tubs require permits, even storable/non-permanent pools. The sole exception being “where such pools are designed for a water depth of less than 24 inches and are installed entirely above ground.” Fences and alarms will be required according to Code to ensure safety for our residents and their guests.
Yes, but this request must be made through the FOIL(Freedom Of Information Law) process.  Click here to download the FOIL Request Form.
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