Prostitution laws vary from state to state and legislatures sometimes amend those laws from year to year. If you see any outdated information in this list of prostitution laws by state, please contact DSW using our contact form and provide updated information. We want to acknowledge Allen Lichtenstein, an experienced attorney in Las Vegas, for compiling the U.S. prostitution laws for all 50 states.

Prostitution laws for all 50 states

Each state on this interactive map links to page where you will find the specific regulations, penalties, and related statutes for that state. Click on a state to see its prostitution laws.

Prostitution Law FAQ

Updated September 3rd, 2023 to reflect 1 permanent brothel closure and 1 temporary brothel closure.

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