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Migrant Farmworker Housing
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The objective of this program is to reduce the risk of communicable disease transmission and injury among migrant farm workers by establishing comprehensive and uniform procedures for permitting and inspecting migrant housing. Brochures providing an overview of the program have been produced in English and Spanish. The text from the Spanish language version is also available in html.
150,000 to 200,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families annually travel and work in Florida. The migrant labor camp program currently issues over 700 permits in 33 counties ensuring that 34,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers, and families live in housing that meets or exceeds standards set by law.
County Health Departments ensure uniformity and continuity with the Migrant Labor Camp Program rule and procedures by providing:
- Plan Review and Permitting
- Pre-Inspection and Routine Inspections
- Application of State Laws and Rules
Apply for a Permit
Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing need a permit prior to opening. For assistance and guidance in obtaining a permit, contact the County Health Department where your Labor Camp and/or Residential Migrant Housing is located. A Migrant Farmworker Housing Guideline Document is available to provide basic knowledge of the rules and regulations applying to Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing. Sections 81.008-381.00897, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64E-14, Florida Administrative Code, provide sanitation and health standards relating to construction, operation, and maintenance of migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing.
Application for a Migrant Labor Camp or Residential Migrant Housing Permit Application Form DH 4082
Migrant Labor Camp Inspection Form DH 4060
The Department maintains Inspection Data for Migrant Labor Camps.
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- Emergency Preparedness(English)
- Preparacion Para Emergencias(Espanol)
- 1910.142 Temporary Labor Camp Standards
- Department of Economic Opportunity
- FL Department of Education - Adult Migrant Education
- Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations
- The Farmworker Association of Florida
- FL DBPR Farm Labor Registration
- Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services
- US Department of Labor (DOL)
- US DOL Migrant And Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)
- HUD's Chapter 10 Housing Quality Standards
- US HUD Farmworker Housing
- Protect Yourself form Mosquito Bites- English, Spanish, and Creole