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Sanitary Nuisances

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

Sanitary Nuisances

The Environmental Health Section investigates alleged nuisance complaints and initiates enforcement action against those entities responsible. Typical nuisances addressed by the Health Department include, but are not limited to:

Authority to conduct this type of investigation is through Florida Statute 386.01-386.051

  • Failing septic systems
  • Sewage leaks
  • The keeping of diseased animals which pose a threat to human health
  • The creation or maintenance of any condition capable of breeding flies and mosquitoes.

Please report complaints to any of our staff at 863-993-4601 extension 120.