What is a public health nuisance?
A public health nuisance is defined by Minnesota law as any activity or failure to act that adversely affects public health. Ramsey County has adopted a public health nuisance ordinance.
Examples that could result in a public health nuisance citation are:
- Improperly stored solid waste, such as rotting garbage or dead animals.
- Insect or rodent infestations.
- Evidence of a meth lab or other clandestine drug manufacturing.
- Unsafe living situations (lack of sewage disposal or garbage house) that
affect children and
Please note: Clutter or general poor housekeeping is not considered a public health nuisance. Accumulations of clothing, household goods, magazines or other examples of hoarding behavior are not necessarily a public health nuisance.
How do I report a public health nuisance?
If you have any questions or concerns, call 651.266.1199 or AskEH.
What is the difference between a public health nuisance and a public nuisance?tend to be non-health related conditions.
A public health nuisance is generally related to conditions that may affect one's health or cause a disease, whereas public nuisances
Examples of public nuisances include:
- Animal control issues
- Long grass
- Leaking roof in a rental property, etc.
How do I report a public nuisance?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding a public nuisance, call the city or township in which you live.
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