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Emergency Southold Trustee Permit Toolkit – download here

The Southold Trustee Emergency Permit Application can be downloaded HERE .

The URL to pass onto others is: http://www.SoutholdVOICE.com/EmergencyApplication.pdf . This is a 10 page package, which we described in detail in our post HERE.

An emergency permit is available from the Trustees office in cases of dramatic and sudden damage caused by a storm or natural disaster in which further damage to private property is eminent without protective measures put in place. In general, these permits allow for temporary structures such as plywood walls, concrete blocks, and the like, to shore up falling or damaged structures and/or natural features to protect property until permanent measures can be planned for, inspected, and put through the normal Trustee Wetland Permitting process. Emergency permits do not require hearings since they are temporary and as such can be expedited very quickly.

If you need an emergency permit, you will need to first discuss the situation and assess the work that needs to be performed with either a contractor that is familiar with waterfront structures (e.g. bulkhead builder), and/or an environmental technician. Print out the entire emergency permit application (see the link below) and fill in as much information you can with regards to details of your property and your proposed project.  If you do not have project plans, make a photocopy of the survey and depict where the project is located and what the project is on the survey.  If you do not have access to the survey, take photographs of the property and highlight the area(s) where the work will be done.  Photographs of the project area are necessary with this application whether you have a survey or not.  Submit your paperwork and fee to the office of the Board of Trustees for review.

NOTE: Any emergency permit will include a provision to ensure that the applicant returns within 90 days with a new full application(s) and plans for a permanent solution to address the damage caused by the storm or natural disaster. These plans will undergo the normal inspection and hearing process as outlined by the Town’s Code, specifically Chapters 275 and 111 if applicable, and might have added conditions and/or modifications.  This is not a determination from any other agency.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s definition of an emergency is “an event which presents an immediate threat to life, health, property, or natural resources,” as defined in the Uniform Procedures regulations, Section 621.1(j).

Source: http://southoldtown.northfork.net/trustees.htm#Emergency_Permits .

The storm track is not set in stone, but yet again, we’re facing a major hazard to our fragile shoreline this week. You may need the above kit if your property is damaged by this or any other storm, so bookmark this site just in case.

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