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Sanitary Nuisances

Florida Department of Health - Highlands County

  •  863-386-6040
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    Mailing Address

    7205 South George Boulevard Sebring, FL 33875 

     

     

The Environmental Health Section investigates alleged nuisance complaints and initiates enforcement action, when the complaint is found valid, against those responsible.  Typical nuisances addressed by the health department include, but are not limited to:

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

Sanitary nuisances are defined in Section 386, Part I, Florida Statutes (F.S.).

Restaurant complaints may be filed online with the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.

Grocery and Convenience Stores complaints may be filed online with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

For more information, or to report unsanitary conditions in Highlands County, please call our Environmental Health Office at (863) 402-6550.