N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2320
Houses of prostitution

  • equipment
  • nuisance


Whoever shall erect, establish, continue, maintain, use, own, or lease any building, erection, or place used for the purpose of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution is guilty of maintaining a nuisance.


The building, erection, or place, or the ground itself, in or upon which any lewdness, assignation, or prostitution is conducted, permitted, or carried on, continued, or exists, and the furniture, fixtures, musical instruments, and movable property used in conducting or maintaining such nuisance, are hereby declared to be a nuisance and shall be enjoined and abated as hereafter provided.

Source: Section 2320 — Houses of prostitution; equipment; nuisance, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2320 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 2320’s source at nysenate​.gov

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