N.Y. Public Health Law Section 1306

  • abatement expenses


The expense of suppression or removal of a nuisance or conditions detrimental to health shall be paid by the owner or occupant of the premises, or by the person who caused or maintained such nuisance or other matters, and the board of health of the municipality or county wherein the premises are located may maintain an action in the name of the municipality or county to recover such expense, and the same when recovered shall be paid to the treasurer of the municipality or county, or if it has no treasurer to its chief fiscal officer, to be held and used as the funds of the municipality or county.


Whenever the suppression or removal of such nuisance or conditions detrimental to health demand the immediate expenditure of money, every local board of health, local health officer of a health district having no board of health or county health commissioner shall be authorized to use for such purpose any money in the hands of the board, or may call on the governing body of the municipality or county as the case may be for such money. All such moneys so expended shall be immediately repaid to the fund or source whence they were received on the recovery of the same by action or otherwise from the persons responsible for the expenses of suppression or removal.

Source: Section 1306 — Nuisances; abatement expenses, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/1306 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

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Sep. 22, 2014

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