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Sanitary Nuisances

Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County

  •  386-294-1321

    Mailing Address

    140 SW Virginia Circle 

    P. O. Box 1806 

    Mayo, Florida 32066 

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 failing septic systems, sewage leaks, the keeping of diseased animals which pose a threat to human health, and 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.).

For information or to report unsanitary conditions in Lafayette County, call the Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County, Environmental Health Office at (386) 294-1321.