Brookhaven Public Records
Public records are in fact a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In Brookhaven, NY records are kept mostly on physical files. There is a great rise in the use of electronic copies that are available on the internet. You are advised to look into entries of each record to find out more information on how to obtain them.
While the freedom of information act states that the public should have general access, in some cases, access may be restricted. For example, certain Brookhaven public records such as death certificates are only available to close family members and other interest parties until a certain amount of time have passed. Other examples of restricted access include the court cases of minor or delinquents.