Hancock Public Health

Nuisance Program

Nuisance Complaints

These are complaints usually pertaining to possible public health hazards within the county. Following are examples of nuisance complaint criteria:

  • Accumulations of trash and debris on a property
  • Sewage ponding on a property or spilling into a creek, ditch, etc. 

To file a nuisance complaint with the Health Department, the following procedure must be followed:

  1. Obtain a complaint form (A copy of this form has been placed on this website).
  2. Fully complete all pertinent sections of the form.
  3. Ensure to provide the exact address and owner of the property as well as all nuisance conditions present on the property.
  4. SIGN the form.
  5. Return the form to the Health Department. 

Upon receiving a SIGNED complaint, a member of the Health Department Environmental Division will investigate the complaint to determine if the complaint is valid. If the complaint is deemed valid, action will be taken to abate the complaint.

All Hancock County Health Department records are considered PUBLIC records.