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Public Nuisance Complaints - Public Health Sanitation Program

The Public Health Nuisance Complaints program investigates complaints from the public about accumulated rubbish, abandoned vehicles and appliances, tires, mosquitoes and conditions leading to mosquito breeding, high weeds, and other unsanitary conditions.

Our program does not investigate Noise or Food Complaints.

Noise complaints may be investigated by local law or code enforcement officials in your local city or county.

Food Establishment and Foodborne Illness Complaint Guidance:
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will refer public health nuisance complaints to municipalities and counties with local health departments or code enforcement officials. DSHS will respond to public health nuisance complaints in areas of the state that do not have a local health department or code enforcement officials.


For more information, or to file a Public Health Nuisance Complaint, contact:
Email: Public Health and Sanitation
Phone: 512-834-6788
Fax: 512-206-3792

Public Health and Sanitation
Environmental Operations Branch, Mail Code 2835
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W 49th St 
Austin, TX 78756-3199


Last updated April 11, 2022