Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board today announced that the Town of Brookhaven will be offering an amnesty program for unpaid parking tickets from May 15 to June 30, 2020. The Brookhaven Parking Violations Bureau will offer a 50% reduction in overdue and/or outstanding fines and penalties for summonses issued prior to April 15, 2020. The program is estimated to generate $75,000 in revenue for the Town.
"This program gives people the opportunity to pay the fine at a discount and clear their debt without the need for a hearing," said Supervisor Romaine, "I urge anyone who has not paid their fines to do so as soon as possible and take advantage of the discount. When the Amnesty Program ends, we will pursue those who continue to ignore their responsibility and they will be required to pay the fine with significant penalties."
Residents can pay their tickets online at www.BrookhavenNY.gov/Amnesty or by check utilizing a drop box in the lobby of Town Hall. More than 300 residents participated in a parking amnesty program conducted by the Town in 2017.The amnesty program does not include monies owed from judgments.
The Parking Violations Bureau is responsible for processing the citations issued by the Town’s Code Enforcement personnel, Fire Marshals, Suffolk County Police, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Railroad Police and Brookhaven Town Bay Constables. Tickets can be issued for a variety of reasons, including such violations as unauthorized parking in handicapped parking spots or parking illegally in fire zones. The Town has also established a Traffic Court that meets to adjudicate summonses that are challenged. For more information about the Town’s Parking Violations Amnesty program, call 451-TOWN (8696).
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