Village of East Hampton Department of Public Works maintains property
owned by the village. It provides services for the well-being and convenience
of village residents. It maintains all fire, police, and public works
vehicles and equipment.
department picks up leaves on residential streets from the second week
in October through the second week in December. Public notice of leaf
pick-up appears in the East Hampton Star two weeks prior to the start
of the program and runs throughout the period.
should be left for pick-up on the edge of your property but not in the
road. Leaves only, no brush, branches, or trash.
Removal and Sanding
department of public works is responsible for snow removal and sanding
roads in the village.
village of East Hampton is noted for its beautiful trees. This is the
result of a public-private tree program over a hundred years old. The
department of public works partners with the Ladies Village Improvement
Society (LVIS) in taking care of trees in public areas of the village
including maintaining, removing, and replacing trees. In the event a tree
must be removed, the department of public works consults with the LVIS
Tree Committee and an independent arborist before tree removal is approved.
village accepts donations of trees. To donate a tree to the village, contact
the LVIS Tree Committee at (631) 324-1220.
an emergency involving a tree, for example, a tree being damaged in a
storm, call the Village Police Department.
visitors to the village abuse our hospitality by littering. Littering
despoils the village's renowned beauty and is costly to taxpayers. Hours
of weekly cleanup adds to the work schedule of the department of public
works. Residents and visitors are asked to cooperate in the effort to
keep the village free of litter. Household refuse is not allowed in public
trash receptacles. Violators of the village litter laws are subject to
substantial fines. The village of East Hampton is one of the most beautiful
in the country. Make sure you do your part to keep it that way.
village owns the streets in the village. However, streets are wider than
the paved portion of the street. The village owns the land on either side
of the paved portion of the street, as well. Many residents mistakenly
believe that their property begins at the edge of the street. How much
land the village owns on either side of the paved portion of the street
varies from street to street. If you are landscaping your property, call
the department of public works to determine where the village property
ends and your property begins. The village prohibits obstructions, such
as shrubbery, hedges, trees, vegetation, rock walls and fences that interfere
with the passage of vehicles or with the vision of motorists. The village
reserves the right to remove such obstructions at the owner's expense.
village installs and maintains sidewalks, curbs, streets, and trees. It
does not install and maintain electric lines, cable lines, telephone lines,
or facilities for sewage and water. If you have a problem or question
pertaining to these public utilities, call the respective utility company.
more information contact:
Superintendent of Public Works
Jill Helm, Secretary to
Superintendent of Public Works