IF YOU NEED Assistance or Emergency Help
- Montauk Police Precinct (631) 668-3709
- East Hampton Police Precinct (631) 324-3018
- East Hampton Marine Patrol (631) 537-7575)
There is signage at beach path and parking lot entrances and the bottom of stairs to identify your location when reporting an incident.
The above phone numbers are also used to report illegal activities including:
- Animals on the beach when prohibited
- Illegal fires
As a homeowner it is important that you consider registering to vote in Montauk. Your vote carries more weight here in East Hampton than in large municipalities. Please consider moving your registration to Montauk and make a difference. One only needs to be registered for 30 days prior to the election. To access the voter registration form and to find out more link to the New York voter registration site.
Whether you have a question on a particular department, Town finances, permits, town code or local law, the above site gives you a jump start on finding the answer you need to know. It has been developed to bring you the most important information, inclusive of a library of previously aired Town Board meetings and work sessions for your review.
Since 1970 the Concerned Citizens of Montauk have worked to ensure that Montauk is preserved as the wonderful place that we all cherish. CCOM continues to lead the effort to Keep Montauk Montauk, protecting its unique environment and ecology through education, advocacy and grassroots citizen action.
The mission of the Montauk Library is to provide library services including traditional materials and technological resources to the Montauk community. The Library continues to promote education, research, entertainment and the cultural arts for the benefit of all segments of our community.
Quality of Life
Important information for all homeowners and renters.
We are a residential community zoned for single homes and not a commercial zone. Everyone here, owners and renters, are entitled to enjoy the natural wonders, in peace and quiet. Occasionally there are cases where the rights to quiet enjoyment are breached by inconsiderate people. There are clear noise and renting restrictions in East Hampton.
We ask that all be considerate of their neighbors and follow the code of neighborliness.
Renters: To avoid complaints and calls to the police you must communicate the rules to your “guests”. A page of rules posted would be helpful for all parties involved. Please alert your neighbors and give them your contact information so you can be alerted to any problems regarding your property.
The East Hampton Town Code (https://www.ecode360.com/9230199) for beach fires is clear. Unattended and/or left to burn through the night is forbidden. There is a restriction on size of the fire, location to the cliffs, need for a metal fire pit and what materials can be burned, and the need for a water bucket to extinguish the fire. If you, your guests or your renters plan on making a fire you need to be aware of this code.
Rentals known as Groupers are not permitted by EH Town code in our area. A grouper basically means that there are too many unrelated people staying in a house.
East Hampton Town Code Says:
- Does not permit more than 4 unrelated people to rent a house.
- A rented house may not have more than four cars parked at it.
Hither Hills is zoned single family dwellings. One aspect of this is to protect our water supply from both over usage and the return of septic water to the aquifer.
If you think you have Groupers, or more than one family occupying a rental home in your area, please notify East Hampton Code enforcement at (631) 354-3858 and report the violation. They will give you a complaint number for your records. This can also be done on the East Hampton Town website.
There are further restrictions regarding number of times house can rented and duration. See Chapter 195 of Town Code.
Sound carries out here and there is a 7:00PM limit on excessive noise. This is outlined in Chapter 185 of the East Hampton Town Code (https://Ehamptonny.gov). There are noise standards, noise prohibition and penalties for excessive noise violations.
We all want to enjoy our days and nights. The best rule is “BE CONSIDERATE”.
If you have a complaint please contact the homeowner or guests creating the noise first, then if unresolved call the Montauk Police Precinct at (631) 668-3709.
Let us all be kind to each other and give a little latitude to some life noise (kids playing in a pool or conversations held outside at reasonable hours) BUT be kind and limit the noise music and excessive noise to reasonable levels.
(Code chapter 91 Section 4L (1 thru5)
In-season May 15-September 15 there are restrictions from 10AM to 6PM on all beaches. No dogs are permitted on the beach during this time. Off season these regulations are lifted. Dog owners at all times must keep their dogs under control and always clean up after their pets. PLEASE! Also, take the bag with you for disposal. Do not leave on beach or at top of pathways.
The Town of East Hampton is enforcing a law that requires you, as a homeowner, to have (4) INCH house address numbers on your house or property. Your number needs to be visible from the road. This law is for your safety in case of emergencies, fire, medical, etc.
- Educate yourself as the best ways to protect yourself against ticks on your property and the beach.
- If you do get a tick bite try and remove it completely and save it so it can be identified.
- There are multiple types of ticks each with a different potential health risk.
- This MBPOA site is not a medical advice source so please read up on best way to remove a tick and whether you should consult a doctor.
- Being aware is being smart. This site is a good source to seek further information on ticks ( www.eastendtickresource.org)