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Indoor Air Quality Complaints for Apartments, Condominiums, and Hotels
Apartments, hotels and motels are regulated as public lodging establishments by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Division of Hotels and Restaurants, as authorized by Chapter 509, Florida Statutes.
DBPR may inspect all public lodging establishments for safety and sanitation issues. If you observed violations of Florida Statutes or Florida Administrative Code then you may file a complaint with the DBPR Division of Hotels and Restaurants' call service center by phone at 850-487-1395, online or by email. (Note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing [F.S. 668.6076]).
If you file a complaint with DBPR and they are unable to investigate your allegation, you may file your complaint with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Where no legal jurisdiction is known to exist, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers an "informal mediation" after they receive a consumer complaint:
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You may also consider filing an official complaint directly with the public establishment's corporate office.
Read the Guide to Tenants from the Environmental Law Institute.