Nuisance Complaints

Nuisance Complaints

How To Report A Public Health Nuisance

Individuals may report conditions which warrant a public health nuisance to the Division of Environmental Health Services by simply using the form provided below. The following information must be submitted at the time the report is filed:

  1. The name of the property owner or tenant, address where the nuisance condition is located and telephone number of the property owner or tenant 
  2. A description of the nuisance condition
  3. The name of the complainant, their address, telephone number and signature


List of Nuisances the Harrison County Health Department will investigate:

  1. Malfunctioning household sewage disposal/treatment devices
  2. Garbage/refuse storage and removal
  3. Public swimming pools, bathing places, camps, parks, trailer parks, and other places of public gathering
  4. Private water supply systems
  5. Abandoned wells and cisterns

The above areas will be investigated when a signed written complaint is filed as required by the Board of Health. Where a “public health nuisance” is found to exist, the department will take the necessary steps to attempt to bring about compliance within the provisions of the Sanitary Code.

Nuisances that the Harrison County Health Department will generally NOT investigate: (we will help you get in contact with the correct agency for investigations)

  1. Excessive growth of grass, weeds or trees
  2. Housing 
  3. Number of animals/nuisance animals
  4. Unclean living conditions
  5. Junk automobiles and or junk yards (contact your township trustees)
  6. Burning of materials
  7. Illegal dumping/scrap tire dumping/construction materials
  8. Commercial, public and industrial sewage problems
  9. Unsanitary living conditions with children involved
  10. Landlord/tenant problems


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