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Town offers compliance amnesty for apartments

Jan 31, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Brookhaven Town is offering homeowners an amnesty program to bring their accessory apartments into compliance before it initiates a crackdown.

The town has identified more than 2,578 accessory apartments inside of homes that have expired permits.

Brookhaven officials said safety was the overriding reason for the program and crackdown, citing a Farmingville man who recently died in an illegal basement apartment.

"This is an opportunity for homeowners who haven't gotten their li...