Migrant Labor 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 conditions.
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.