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Migrant Labor

Environmental Health

The rules governing migrant farmworkers camps are found in Chapter 64E-14, Florida Administrative Code. The Florida Department of Health Basic Guidelines webpage provides general information on the rules and regulations applying to Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing.

Annually, Florida houses 100,000 to 150,000 migrant farmworkers and their families. The migrant labor camp program currently issues over 650 permits in 31 counties assuring that migrant farmworkers and families live in housing that meets or exceeds standards set by law.

At least two permits for migrant farmworker housing are issued by Florida Department of Health in Indian River County and the fees vary based on the type of facility, number of residents and compliance record. While in operation, these facilities are inspected twice a quarter.

For more information on the migrant housing program, visit the Florida Department of Health Migrant Farmworker Housing webpage.

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