Details and Forms
The Town of East Hampton Septic Incentive Program is available for eligible residential and commercial property owners who replace their existing septic system with a Suffolk County Department of Health Services approved Low-Nitrogen System.
Eligible Property Owners are defined as residential property owners and owners of property used for non-residential purposes in the Town of East Hampton including properties located within village boundaries within the Town of East Hampton.
Incentive Program schedule is as follows;
- Eligible owners in the Water Protection District may receive an incentive for approved costs associated with replacing a septic system with a Low-Nitrogen System, with a maximum rebate of $20,000.
- Eligible owners in all other areas of the Town of East Hampton may receive an incentive for approved costs associated with replacing a septic system with a Low-Nitrogen System, with a maximum rebate of $15,000.
- Eligible owners who meet the income/asset requirements for low to moderate income may receive an incentive for approved costs, with a maximum rebate of $20,000.
New construction is not eligible for a septic incentive.
Property owners must supply proof of ownership in the form of;
- A valid certificate of occupancy (CO) issued by the Town or Village of residence;
- Property Survey
- Property Deed
To qualify for low-moderate income residential homeowners must submit the first two pages of owner(s)’ latest year’s tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, or IT-201) indicating Federal Adjusted Gross Income of the property owner(s) (married or single) meets the low-moderate income guidelines
Follow the Septic System Upgrade Process Guide for step-by-step instructions starting with applying for funding approval to installing your system and receiving a reimbursement for approved costs.
Call, email, or stop-by the Natural Resources Department for help navigating the process:
Natural Resources Department
300 Pantigo Place, Suite 107
East Hampton, NY 11937
*Under IRS guidelines, your septic incentive will be considered personal income and the Town will be issuing you a Form 1099. Please consult your accountant or financial advisor to discuss tax implications.