Public Health Nuisances
Situations with the likelihood of causing disease or injury may be declared a public health nuisance by the Board of Health. In order for this department to investigate a complaint, a complaint form must be filled out, signed, and submitted to the Environmental Health Division.
Examples of public health nuisances include open dumping of trash and garbage, raw sewage spills, rats and other vermin, and the improper storage of waste tires.
Some complaints may be referred to other local/state agencies with authority or resources to conduct the investigation.