The Town of Brookhaven identifies and demolishes vacant and abandoned “zombie houses” which are usually the source of resident complaints leading to numerous Town of Brookhaven housing code violations.
In most cases, these "zombie homes" are demolished in accordance with Chapter 73 of the Town Code which provides a “fast track” to rid neighborhoods of unsafe structures. The cost of demolition and debris removal is the responsibility of the property owner, and the Town places a lien on the property that is then placed on the tax bill. The County collects the money from the property owner and reimburses the Town.
Browse below to view a Town of Brookhaven house demolition videos.