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 conditioncapable 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 Hardee County, call The Florida Department of Health in Hardee County, Environmental Health Office at (863) 773-4161.
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.