|Migrant Farm Worker Housing
The objective of this program is to reduce the risk of communicable
disease transmission and injury among migrant farm workers by
establishing comprehensive and uniform procedures for permitting and
inspecting migrant housing.
The Health Department in
Lee County inspects all Permitted Migrant
Housing twice per quarter. We inspect to ensure a safe water supply,
proper wastewater and garbage disposal, sanitary food storage
conditions, safe housing standards, and lack of overcrowded
Anyone providing housing to more than four migrant
farm workers must
obtain a permit from the Health Department. Any crew leader
providing housing to ANY farm worker must obtain a permit.
All applications shall be filed with the department 30 days prior to
the date of operation on
DH Form 4082
-Application for a Migrant
Labor Camp Permit.
Chapter 64E-14, and
Florida Statutes 381.008, the governing rules,
provide the minimum sanitation and health standards relating to
construction, operation, and maintenance of migrant labor camps and
residential migrant housing. Chapter 64E-14 is applicable to mobile
homes, private residential rentals, rooming houses, barracks, and
housing authority projects for farm workers when these facilities
constitute a migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing.
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