Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

File a Pesticide Complaint

Contact Us

(850) 617-7996
(850) 617-7981 Fax

Bureau of Inspection and Incident Response
3125 Conner Blvd., Suite N
Tallahassee, FL  32399-1650

For agricultural worker safety complaints, you can also contact:

Florida Farm Worker Help Line

Laws and Regulations

Florida Statutes
Chapters and Sections:  487775.082775.083837.06

Florida Administrative Code and Register
Chapters:  5E-25E-9

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is responsible for enforcing all pesticide regulations and laws in Florida — both state and federal. It implements provisions of the Florida Pesticide Law and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

How to File Complaint

In general, it is a violation of state and federal law to use a pesticide inconsistent with label instructions. If you believe pesticides have been used incorrectly, you can file a complaint with FDACS at (850) 617-7996. Please have the following information ready when you contact us:

  1. The name and contact information of the complainant/victim.
  2. Name and address of the individual or firm who allegedly misused the pesticide(s).
  3. Date and time of the incident.
  4. A description of the incident.
  5. Name and/or EPA Registration Number of the pesticide(s) involved.

After you contact us by phone, the next phase in the complaint process is to file your complaint in writing. We will supply you with the necessary form to file a written complaint.

FDACS will investigate any complaint that is in writing and is legally sufficient. To determine legal sufficiency, we may require supporting information or documentation.

For more information about submitting a complaint, see Section 487.2042, Florida Statutes, the Florida Agricultural Worker Safety Act.