Code Enforcement

The Village of Old Field Code Enforcement, located in the Village Keeper’s Hall (Old Field Lighthouse at Old Field Point), operates from 8 AM to 12 AM, seven days a week. Code Enforcement officers patrol the village and private roads to enforce all provisions of the Village Code and local ordinances. When appropriate, Code Enforcement can issue warnings, notices of violations, summons, and stop-work orders. Code Enforcement is authorized to issue parking tickets to automobiles parked in violation of Village parking provisions. In addition, the Officers will conduct house checks (inspection of residential properties and buildings) as requested by the homeowners during times of prolonged absence.

Code Enforcement officers will, upon discovering criminal, firematic, emergency, and other public safety concerns, report such situations to the Suffolk County Police Department, the Setauket Fire Rescue Department, or other relevant responders. Old Field’s Code Enforcement officers are experienced professionals from law enforcement agencies such as Suffolk County, Stony Brook University, and New York City.

Code Enforcement currently operates two marked vehicles (SUVs).

Village Roadways & Right of Way

The right of way adjacent to the pavement of Village roads extends 10 feet beyond the pavement edge on each side of the roadway, or 25 feet from the center of the roadway, and/or as noted on your survey. The Village strives to keep these areas free of obstructions so as to help assure vehicular and pedestrian safety, visibility, and access for emergency vehicles. Residents should, therefore, refrain from planting in these areas and/or placing any obstructions (i.e., rocks, boulders, statuary, trees, etc.).


No commercial signs (including vendor signs when they are performing work) are allowed in the Village of Old Field. One temporary realty sign per property (house or lot) is permitted.

  • The maximum size is 18″ x 18″.
  • Only the words “For Sale” of “For Rent” and “By Owner” are allowed.
  • The name and/or address of the owner are not permitted.
  • It may have only one phone number, that of the owner or realtor.
  • Numbers and letters must be black on white background.
  • The sign must not be illuminated.
  • It must be placed only on private property, not in Village intersections or on the Village right of way.

Special event signs may not exceed 2′ x 2′. They may be posted ½ hour before the even and must be removed promptly at its conclusion.

Hunting in Old Field

Hunting permits are issued by the NYS DEC. However property owners must sign a permission form allowing a hunter to hunt on their property. Please review the rules and regulations regarding hunting in Old FIeld as outlined in our Village Code.

Old Field Facility Use Permits

Public Safety

Safety Checks

Officers perform house checks at the resident’s request when they are away on vacation for an extended period of time. The forms for the Request for House Checks can be downloaded from from below or obtained from the Code Enforcement Office. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this service which provides an extra level of security for residents absent from their homes for an extended period of time.

Police Emergencies

Residents are advised that, in a police emergency situation, they should contact the Suffolk County Police Department by dialing 911.

Give your NAME, ADDRESS, NEAREST CROSS STREET, and PHONE NUMBER. Stay on the phone and listed for all directions. In a police emergency, your first telephone call should be to 911. Old Field is located within the Sixth District of the Suffolk County Police Department. The Suffolk County Police Department Website is

Fire & Medical Emergencies

In the case of either a medical emergency or a fire, residents should contact the Setauket Fire District by dialing 941-4441. The Setauket Fire District strongly advised that you call them directly at the above number rather than calling 911. Give your NAME, ADDRESS, NEAREST CROSS STREET, and PHONE NUMBER. Stay on the phone and listen for all directions. In the case of a fire or other physical emergency, GET ALL INDIVIDUALS OUT OF THE HOUSE and be prepared to direct responding officers. DO NOT GO BACK INTO THE RESIDENCE. In a medical or fire emergency, your first telephone call should be to 941-4441. The Setauket Fire District Website is

Speed Limit

The speed limit is 30 MPH on all Village roads except Crane Neck Road which has a speed limit of 25 MPH. The Suffolk County Police Department enforces these speed limits. The speed limit on the waterways (Conscience Bay and the Narrows) is 5 MPH.


No parking is allowed on Village roadsides at any time. Residents may obtain special permission for party guest parking by contacting the Village Code Enforcement Office at (631) 941-9401 or the Village Clerk at (631) 941-9412. Residents are requested to advise all landscaping and other vendors to park in private driveways whenever possible or, if not possible, as far off the Village roadways as possible.

Residents are encouraged to secure Village of Old Field parking stickers from Village Hall and affix them to all automobiles. These stickers will help our Code Enforcement Officers identify Village resident automobiles.

Safety Tips

The Village Code Enforcement Office provides the following safety tips:

  • Keep bushes and hedges trimmed and not blocking windows or obstructing views.
  • Keep a light on by the entrance to your house or have light motion sensors in place.
  • If, upon returning home, you find your door ajar or unlocked do not enter your home but call 911. Do not enter your home.
  • Make sure all alarm systems and smoke monitors are utilized and keep all security codes private.
  • Keep all cars in the garage or locked if parked in the driveway.
  • If in doubt of vendors, phone company personnel, LIPA, or other visitors ask for proper identification. Do not open the door if your request is denied. If necessary, call the Village Code Enforcement Officer or 911.
  • Be sure to stop all deliveries (including mail and newspaper) if you plan to be absent for an extended period. Make sure to fill out a Request for House Check.

Hurricane Preparedness

See the below document for more information on being prepared in the event of a hurricane.

Village of Old Field Public Health Emergency Action Plan

See the below document for more information on being prepared in the event of a village-wide health related emergency.

811 Call Before You Dig

Since the COVID19 pandemic began in March, the Village of Old Field is fully committed to protecting and safeguarding our residents. As elected officials and leaders of the community, it is our top priority to serve and provide assistance during these unprecedented and challenging times. In partnership with National Grid, the Old Field strongly encourages that you remain vigilant and cautious when planning home improvement projects.

Nationally every nine minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone didn’t contact 8-1-1 before digging. Striking a single underground utility line can cause injury, repair costs, fines, and inconvenient outages.

For homeowners and contractors alike, please remember the importance of calling 8-1-1 prior to digging. Calling 8-1-1 can potentially avoid an incident that requires police and fire response. You should always be prepared to effectively deal with a potentially hazardous situation. For additional information about 8-1-1 please click here.

Customers are the first line of defense when it comes to gas leak detection and helping to keep homes and the community safe. If you smell gas anywhere, including in your home, go outside and call 9-1-1 and National Grid’s emergency number immediately:

For Long Island and the Rockaways: 1-800-490-0045

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