Brookhaven Town - Parking 2021

2021 Parking

Parking Permits may be purchased online (at any time) or in person (reservations required) at 286 Hawkins Road in Centereach during the following days and hours:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturdays:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Resident Parking Permit Fees

  • $25 for first vehicle
  • $15 for each additional vehicle in household
  • $5 for Senior Citizens (60+), Handicapped and Veterans per vehicle
  • Free for Service-Connected Disable Veterans

Non-Resident Parking Permit Fee

  • $350 per vehicle

Parking Pay Stations

If your vehicle does not display a valid 2021 Parking Permit, you must pay for parking at one of pay stations. 

Directions for Using Pay Stations

Parking is not guaranteed unless vehicle is physically in a parking space. Parking cannot be paid prior to arrival and securing a parking space.

  • Park your vehicle. Vehicles must be parked head-in and within marked lines. 
  • Remember your license plate number or use your smartphone to take a photo of your vehicle license plate.
  • Enter your license plate number at the pay station or use the Flowbird App and pay with your smartphone.
  • Select parking duration.
  • Pay with cash or credit card. Pay Stations do not dispense change. All pay stations accept coins or credit cards.  Gray colored pay stations accept $1, $5 and $10 bills.
  • Proceed to your destination.  There is no need to display a ticket or receipt on vehicle dashboard.


  • Monday - Friday:  $2.00 per hour
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays:  $3.00 per hour
  • Daily Rate (Sandspit Marina):  $25 up to 24 hours
  • Weekly Rate (Sandspit Marina):  $150 up to 7 days

Pay Station Locations/Hours of Operation

  • Sandspit Marina: 24 hours*

Homeowners Sheet:

none Flyer: 2021 A Few Friendly Reminders Sheet

Garbage - Rubbish Issues:

Garbage & Recycling: 
none 2021 Flyer


US Post Office, Davis Park:

A message from Linda Firpo, the Postmistress at Davis Park (June 2017):
I do have stamps available and request that you try and purchase them from the Davis Park Post Office, because I think that by selling all the stamps each season it helps to keep us going. I also have all the priority mail boxes and envelopes and Express Mail postcards and postcard stamps (USA & Canada/ Europe). Envelopes are also available.

Most mass mailings also come through Davis Park, so if you really feel mail disadvantaged, feel free to stop by for some mail. Also, it may be of interest to note that all mail is hand canceled and bears a "Davis Park" cancellation mark.

Also, the library has really nice books for kids as well as cards and the CRAB Posters and magnets (for sale). The 18-month calendar with photos of Davis Park is also for sale.

Please stop by often. Sometimes very important and official mail goes unclaimed and gets returned.

If you put a phone number on the outside of your phone and keys you will get them back if they are turned into me. Often a phone dies or is locked and I can’t identify the owner. I still have some phones and a key on a boomerang. 

If you need anything just let me know: eMail: lindafirpo @

Useful Services:

Dogs (fuzzy fuzzy woof woof)

Dog owners must follow the Town of Brookhaven - Code re: Dogs

Internet at Beach:

Barrier Free - Basic Residential broadband internet service with burstable bandwidth provisioned up to 10-Mbps speed 

Note Fees: Service Activation fee • Modem rental fee • Fee for router configuration of customer owned equipment • Installation and equipment fees / Terms as of March 2017: No Annual Contract, seasonal suspension for up to 5 month's allowed, excluding equipment (CPE) rental charges

Exede Internet links your computer to the Internet with a high-speed connection through one of our high-capacity satellites

Davis Park Erosion Control District (ECD)

Projected ECD Taxes 2015 - 2020

Boardwalk - Walk Repair

Wear and tear takes it told on the wood walks that make up the community.

The DPA works to see the town addresses needed repairs and upgrades to the walkway system connecting the community.
Report Boardwalk Issues:

Walk Liaisons

For each walk in Davis Park and Ocean Ridge we have a community-minded folk who have volunteered to aid in the quality of life of our special island by dealing with issues on their walk.  Issues may include reporting broken boards, passing out all those helpful lists of telephone numbers and other community activities; informing neighbors about the beach clean up, encouraging neighbors to volunteer for community projects; reminding people to pay their DPA dues; encouraging everyone to turn over their garbage cans and lids to discourage mosquitoes; reminding homeowners that they may need to have more garbage cans when their houses are rented to large groups.

We welcome your suggestions about further activities that would be helpful for the Walk Liaisons to add to their already busy schedules.
General Topics Feedback:

All volunteers are gratefully accepted.  

We would like to thank our Walk Liaisons for all their help! ;-) 

Below is the list of names of the Walk Liaisons in case you are not aware of the civic-minded person on your walk that has volunteered to do this service for your community.
Davis Park Coordinator    -- Open --
Ocean Ridge Coordinator    Lisa Daglian


Insect Control    


Damminix treatments: Spring & Earlier Fall

Damminix Tick Tubes deliver tick-controlling permethrin in the form of patented Damminix Tick Tubes. Permethrin, a synthetic pyrethroid, is based on a natural compound extracted from chrysanthemums. Place  biodegradable Damminix Tick Tubes around your property in the spring and fall. Mice, the host animals for deer ticks, collect the permethrin-treated material to line their nests. The deer ticks on the mice are then exposed to permethrin, and are killed. The mice and other mammals are unharmed.
DPA Damminix (Tick Tubes) Program

Damminix Tick Tubes: Tick Tubes® Fact Sheet 


Lyme Disease resources:
Be Careful to Avoid Ticks

Ticks, how to remove and Lyme Disease:
Some very useful info for anyone who gets bitten by a tick or even finds a tick on them Link
Video Link

American dog tick, with its legs questing for a ride on its next meal, waits patiently near the end of a blade of grass. Several species of ticks live on Fire Island. The tiny deer tick can transmit Lyme disease and other illnesses, so you should avoid grassy areas or leaf litter where these ticks may be abundant. Wear light-colored clothing and check yourself frequently for ticks. Use an appropriate insect repellent and follow directions carefully. If bitten, remove the tick carefully with fine-tipped tweezers and consult a doctor.

Lyme disease is a devastating bacterial disease which is transmitted by a tick bite. Symptoms of Lyme disease may include joint pain, fever, lethargy, heart problems, kidney problems, loss of appetite and depression.  Other species of ticks also carry bacteria that can cause serious disease including ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.


Mosquitoes are a part of the natural food chain on Fire Island. Dragonflies, birds, and bats eat adult mosquitoes, and small fish and diving beetles eat tiny mosquito larvae suspended just below the water's surface. Mosquitoes begin as tiny eggs deposited in wet areas such as ponds, marshes, mud flats, or outdoor containers such as old tires or buckets. You can eliminate mosquito breeding areas by eliminating anything that can collect rainwater.

Male mosquitoes eat only plant nectar which aids in pollination, but females need to eat blood to produce eggs. Mosquitoes generally seek rabbits and deer, but they may choose any warm-blooded animal including humans. they locate prey by detecting carbon dioxide which all animals, including humans, exhale when breathing.

Mosquitoes are known to transmit both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). Although several species of mosquitoes live at Fire Island, the risk of contracting EEE or WNV at the park is low. Fire Island National Seashore generally lacks the habitat where EEE and WNV-transmitting mosquitoes originate. However, to ensure the health and safety of residents, visitors and employees, the National Park Service has installed a monitoring program at Fire Island National Seashore to detect any incidence of EEE or WNV in the mosquito population.

Protect yourself by using insect repellent and follow the directions on the label carefully. Wear long sleeves, pants, and socks to keep mosquitoes away from your skin. Avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Remove Breeding Sources

Your help in preventing mosquito breeding is very important. Standing water provides a place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs and mature into biting adults that can spread disease.

Remove standing water sources like these from around your home:

Southern Pine Beetle at Fire Island National Seashore: Flyer

More Info:

July 2016 -  Suffolk County Hotel/Motel Tax Update

There is a Suffolk County law stating that a tax must be collected from all persons occupying hotel or motel rooms in the County. Specifically, the law requires every facility providing overnight lodging to charge their guests at the rate of 3% of the per-diem rental rate for each room, and then remit this tax revenue to the County. [The definition of a hotel or motel in the code is any facility providing lodging on an overnight basis including those commonly known as bed-and-breakfasts, inns, cabins, cottages, campgrounds, tourist homes, guest homes and convention centers; Suffolk County Code, Chapter 523-9].

The SC Comptroller has determined that there is substantial non-compliance with this law, and has started an initiative to vigorously pursue those who are not collecting the tax and sending it to the County.

FAQs - Suffolk County Hotel Tax - FIA FLYER 

The FIA-Fire Island Association will continue to monitor the impact of this tax on the Fire Island rental market and urges everyone to read more about it.

FIA - The Fire Island Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 424
Ocean Beach, NY 11770

The Davis Park Association is a member of the Fire Island Association / FIA Website 

Fire Island Year Round Residents Association

A few Davis Park / Ocean Ridge residents reside year round. For more information see the Fire Island Year Round Residents Association: LINK

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