Our office (622-7744) sometimes handles complaints about sanitary nuisances.
Complaints beyond our jurisdiction will be referred to the proper agency.
Freshwater Bathing Beach Survey
The Marion County Health Department initiated the Freshwater Bathing Beach Survey in 2004
to test twenty-four permitted bathing places during the summer months. During the survey, the locations
are checked for cleanliness, proper restroom supplies, and enterococcus bacteria levels. Starting in
2006, the Marion County Health Department Water Laboratory analyzed the water samples from
each of the remaining permitted bathing places.
In collaboration with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Environmental
Public Health Tracking Program announced the launch of its online portal. Please visit at