Public Health Nuisance Complaint

 

All complaints the Charlotte County Health Department receives are recorded and individually investigated. When the complaint involves a sanitary nuisance or a potential health hazard to the public, follow-up action is carried out by our team of specialists. In the event that the complaint does not come under the jurisdiction of this department, it is referred to the responsible authority or agency.  Below is a list of common agencies that we work with.

File a Nuisance Complaint

Image of a restaurant workerRestaurants, including fast food establishments

Food borne illness
Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Hotels & Restaurants Section at 850-487-1395 or visit www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/consumers.html

OR

Contact the Charlotte County Health Department Environmental Health at 941-743-1501

Unsafe or unsanitary conditions
Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Hotels & Restaurants Section at 850-487-1395 or visit www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/consumers.html

Grocery StoresWoman grocery shopping

Food Safety
Expired or spoiled foods
Food borne illness

Contact Florida DACS (Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services) at
1-800-HELP-FLA or visit http://www.800helpfla.com/complnt.html

OR

Contact the Charlotte County Health Department Environmental Health at 941-743-1501.

Recall Information
Visit the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

Refund Information
Contact the manager at your local grocery store
Hot Dog

Other Food Vendors

Caterers
Country clubs
Hot dog carts and other mobile food units
Food served at flea markets, theme parks, dinner cruises, theaters, events or festivals

- Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) at 850.487.1395 or visit www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/consumers.html

Bakeries
Candy stores
Pre-packaged foods
Produce market

- Contact DACS (Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services) at 1-800-HELP-FLA or visit http://www.800helpfla.com/complnt.html

Food or waterborne illnesses associated with private parties
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Environmental Health at 941-743-1501.

Childcare CentersTeacher and Students

Abuse or neglect
Health & safety concerns
Questionable policies or procedures
Unlicensed activity
Unethical business practices

- Contact DCF (Department of Children & Families) at 239-338-1341 or visit http://www.myflfamilies.com

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program at 941-624-7200 ext. 7233

Food safety or food borne illness
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Environmental Health 743-1501
Man in wheelchairNursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities

Report Elder Abuse

- Call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)

Health & safety concerns
Questionable policies or procedures
Unlicensed activity

- Contact AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) at 888-419-3456 or visit http://ahca.myflorida.com/Contact/call_center.shtml

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program at 941-624-7200 ext. 7233

Food safety or foodborne illness
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Environmental Health at 941-743-1501
Children raising hands in schoolSchools

Health & safety concerns
- Contact the school health nurse or administration. For a listing of schools visit http://www.ccps.k12.fl.us/

Abuse or neglect
- Call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873) or visit http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 941-624-7200 ext. 7233

Food safety or foodborne illness
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Environmental Health 941-743-1501
Nurse caring for patientHospitals

Health & safety concerns
Substandard care
Medical errors
Questionable policies or procedures
Unlicensed activity

- Contact AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) at 888-419-3456 or visit http://ahca.myflorida.com/Contact/call_center.shtml

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the hospital’s Infection Control Practitioner

Food safety or foodborne illness
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Environmental Health 941-743-1501

Hands getting a manicureHair & Nail Salons, Barbers

To report unlicensed activity
Unsafe or unsanitary conditions

- Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Cosmetology Section at 850.487.1395 or visit www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/consumers.html
Hotel RoomHotels

Unsafe or unsanitary conditions
Pests or vermin control
Unethical business practices

- Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Hotels & Restaurants Section at 850.487.1395 or visit www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/consumers.html
MosquitoMosquitoes

Information about larvicides
Aerial or ground spraying
Mosquito control at home

- Contact Charlotte County Mosquito Control at 941-764-4370 or visit http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/PublicWorks/PestManagement/Mosquito/

Report Mosquito-borne illnesses (West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue, etc)
- Contact the Charlotte County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program at 941-624-7200 ext. 7233
Bottle with skull and cross bonesPoison Control

Emergencies
- Dial 911

Accidental ingestion of household products
Drug interactions
Accidental overdose of medication

- Contact Florida Poison Information Center Network at 1-800-222-1222 or visit http://www.fpicn.org/
BirdDead Birds

Surveillance of bird deaths aids in monitoring for diseases such as avian influenza and West Nile virus
Reporting dead birds

- Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at http://myfwc.com/


For information after business hours please call 941-624-7200.

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