N.Y. Public Health Law Section 1525
County mosquito control commission

  • powers and duties
  • entry on lands


Each county mosquito control commission shall use every means feasible and practicable to suppress mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other hominoxious arthropods of every kind requiring community action for their control, and which may be found within the county for which such commission is appointed.


Such commission shall have power and authority to enter without hinderance upon any or all lands within the county for the purpose of draining or treating the same and to perform all other acts which in its opinion and judgment may be necessary and proper for the elimination of mosquitoes or other hominoxious arthropods which may require community action for their control, and which may be found within such counties, but such measures shall not be injurious to wild life.


Before entering upon any such lands for such purposes as outlined under this section, the commission shall publish each year at least once during the year, immediately following the approval of the board of supervisors of its plans for work during the ensuing year as provided in this article, in at least one newspaper in every town of the county where work is to be performed and in which such a paper is published, a general description of the land where the work is to be performed, and in case of a town where work is to be performed by the commission and in which no newspaper is published, individual notices shall be first sent to every owner in such town upon whose land the commission proposes to enter for said purposes if the name of such owner be known; if unknown such notice shall be posted in not less than five conspicuous places in such town.

Source: Section 1525 — County mosquito control commission; powers and duties; entry on lands, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/1525 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1525’s source at nysenate​.gov

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