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Migrant Farmworker Housing

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  •  850-689-7859
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    Mailing Address

    810 E. James Lee Blvd. 

    Crestview, FL 32539 

     

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Crestview


The Florida Department of Health permits and inspects all migrant farmworker housing to reduce the risk of communicable disease transmission and injury among migrant farmworkers under the Migrant Farmworker Housing Program. Environmental Health inspectors working in this program are protecting the health and safety of people living in migrant farmworker housing. The program also helps to reduce the number of migrant farmworkers exposed to unhealthy conditions where they live and work. 

Authority for this program is provided in s.381.008 through 381.00897 Florida Statutes  and  Chapter 64E-14, (pdf 89.77kb) Florida Administrative Code. The rules provide sanitation and health standards relating to construction, operation and maintenance of migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing. Additional requirements can be found in the Occupational Safety & Health Administration Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.142 Temporary Labor Camp Standards (Migrant Labor Camps and H2-A Housing Only).

The Basic Guidelines document is available to provide the basic knowledge of the rules and regulations applying to Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing.

Migrant Labor Camps and residential migrant housing are inspected at least twice quarterly during periods of occupancy by inspectors from Environmental Health. Complaint inspections will be conducted in response to citizen complaints. Inspection reports can be found online.

Any person who is planning to construct, remodel or convert a property for use or occupancy as a migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing in Okaloosa County must apply for a permit at least 30 days prior to date of operation. Permits will not be issued until migrant labor camp or residential housing has received a satisfactory inspection. The required application packet includes the following:

Additional Information:

Migrant Workers: What You Need to Know (pdf 822.16kb)

Florida Department of Health