Town of Southold, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southold 5-21-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 233, Art. I.

§ 104-1 Issuance of fire permits; agreement with Fire District.

[Added 7-31-1973]
A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Southold is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Board of Commissioners of any fire district now or hereafter established in said Town to provide for the issuance of fire permits for the burning of grass, leaves, brush, rubbish, refuse, buildings or other materials in the fire district in which issued.
B. 
Such agreement shall provide standards or conditions for the issuance of such permits, including but not limited to specification of the exact location of the fire for which the permit is sought and prohibition of fires on streets, highways, sidewalks and other public places where deemed necessary.
C. 
Violation of the conditions attached to any permit issued pursuant to said agreement shall be deemed an offense against this chapter and shall be punished as such.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 36-2, Rubbish fires, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 8-9-1994 by L.L. No. 16-1994.

§ 104-2 Grass fires; permits.

No person shall set fire to, burn or ignite or cause the firing, burning or ignition of any grass plot or field or any brush on any grass plot or field or any pile of refuse, within the Town without first obtaining a burning permit from the Chief of the Fire Department (or one of his assistants) of the fire district where the burning is to take place, as provided in § 104-1 above.

§ 104-3 Supervision of fires.

[Amended 7-31-1973]
Any fire lawfully started shall be constantly attended and supervised by an adult and extinguished by 8:00 p.m. No fires shall be started before sunrise.

§ 104-4 Exclusions.

This chapter shall not apply to any territory included within the limits of the Incorporated Village of Greenport.

§ 104-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 7-31-1973 by L.L. No. 1-1973; 1-16-2007 by L.L. No. 3-2007]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.