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Migrant Labor Camps

Health Issues
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. Brochures providing an overview of the program have been produced in.

Business Issues
150,000 to 200,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families annually travel and work in Florida. The migrant labor camp program currently issues over 700 permits in 33 counties ensuring that 34,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers and families live in housing that meets or exceeds standards set by law.

County health departments ensure uniformity and continuity with the Migrant Labor Camp Program rule and procedures by providing:
• Plan Review and Permitting
• Pre-Inspection and Routine Inspections
• Investigations
• Education
• Enforcement of State Laws and Rules

Apply for a Permit
Application for Migrant Labor Camp or Residential Migrant Housing Permit is required by law. Permits for migrant farm worker housing are issued by the Environmental Health office. A Migrant Farm worker Housing guideline document is available to provide basic knowledge of the rules and regulations applying to Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing. The governing rules, Chapter 64E-17, provide sanitation and health standards relating to construction, operation, and maintenance of migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing.

Migrant Camp Program