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Due to the coronavirus, the Town Attorney’s office is working with modified staffing but will continue to provide the same types of services. There will be someone to answer any phone calls between 8:30 am and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can continue to receive and process requests for film permits and drone permits.

All traffic court conferences scheduled between March 19, 2020 and May 28, 2020 will be administratively adjourned to a future date.

Given that Town Hall is closed to the public if you do not have an appointment, any contracts should be mailed to Town Hall, rather than signed in-person at Town Hall.

In light of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders regarding service of process, and the fact that Town Hall is currently closed to visitors who do not have an appointment, we have established an email address where the Town of Huntington is temporarily accepting service. The newly established email address for service in this period is serviceofprocess@huntingtonny.gov. Please note that service will be temporarily accepted via this method only for the Town of Huntington; service of process on individuals should continue to proceed in manner required by applicable law.

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The Office of the Town Attorney acts as legal counsel to the Town of Huntington, the Town Board, the officers of the Town of Huntington, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board.

The Town Attorney’s Office prepares and reviews resolutions and local laws for the Town Board, represents the Town in legal proceedings and litigation in the courts, and prepares, reviews and processes all contracts, agreements and insurance policies.

The Town Attorney’s Office brings cases to address violations of the Town Code in the District Court and before the newly established Bureau of Administrative Adjudication.

The Town Attorney is responsible for the administration of the Traffic Violations Bureau and assists in the review of special event and film permits.

On a daily basis, the Town Attorney’s office responds to countless legal inquiries made by Town officials, Town personnel and constituents in Town-related matters.

The Town Attorney’s Office cannot offer legal counsel to private residents in private matters. A resident in need of legal advice may contact the Suffolk County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service at 631-234-5577.

The Town Clerk is the official recipient of legal papers served against the Town.

Contact Information

Nicholas Ciappetta
Town Attorney
Thelma Neira
Acting Deputy Town Attorney

Town Hall (Room 203)
100 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: (631) 351-3042 
Fax: (631) 351-3032
townattorney@HuntingtonNY.gov