The Zombie Property and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2016 provided local governments increased avenues to combat the rise of zombie properties (NY RPAPL § 1308 – 1310). Municipalities are further empowered by the Zombie Property Remediation Act of 2019, which allows them to compel outstanding foreclosure proceedings.
Many municipalities have enacted local ordinances to supplement these statewide zombie laws. This page contains a collection of existing codes pertaining to vacant homes and zombie properties.
Village of Hempstead
You may also access the Village of Hempstead’s Code of Ordinances via the Village’s website here.