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Asbestos Complaint

Report asbestos that is exposed or disturbed.

Asbestos Health Effects Information

Get information about the health effects of exposure to asbestos.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Information

Get information about the requirement to install carbon monoxide detectors.

Carbon Monoxide Emission or Poisoning

Report carbon monoxide emission or poisoning or a carbon monoxide alarm sounding.

Floor Varnish Safety Information

Get information about how to use floor finishing products safely.

Healthy Home Information

Get information and resources for maintaining a healthy home.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Information

Get information about lead poisoning prevention or get a blood lead test.

Mold Information or Complaint

Learn about mold health effects and clean-up. Report mold in a building.

Product Recall and Safety Information

Get information about unsafe and recalled products, or report the sale of these products.

Protecting You and Your Family From Lead Brochure

Get a brochure about how families can reduce lead in water from faucets in their homes.

Rat or Mouse Bite

Report a rat or mouse bite.


Bottled Water Complaint

Make a complaint about plain bottled water.

Food Establishment Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan

Learn about a food establishment HACCP plan.

Food Poisoning

Report food poisoning.

Food Safety Complaint

Report unsanitary conditions where food is sold.

Health Academy Course Information

Get information about courses on food protection, swimming pool operation, animal handling, and tattoo infection control.

Mobile Food Vendor Inspection Report

Request mobile food vendor inspection reports

Restaurant Letter Grading Information

Information about the letter grading requirement for restaurants.

Tap Water Health Bulletin

Get a health bulletin about the benefits of drinking City tap water.


Air Quality Information

Get information about air quality alerts and air quality after a fire.

Beach Status

Get the status of a private or public beach in the City.

Beach, Pool, or Sauna Complaint

Report an unsanitary condition, missing or broken safety equipment, or improper maintenance at a beach, pool, or sauna.

Beekeeping Information

Get information about keeping honeybees in New York City.

Bees or Wasps Complaint

Make a complaint about a property owner who does not remove bees or wasps from their property.

Cell Phone Use and Health Information

Get information about cell phones and health.

Cigar Sales Law - Part of Local Law 97

Information about laws governing cigar sales.

Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Waterbody Advisory Information

Information is available about Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Waterbody Advisories.

Communicable Disease Information or Report

Get information about or report a communicable disease.

Community Health Profile Information

Get information about the health profile of specific communities.

Community Health Program Information

Get information about community-focused health programs in the South Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem.

Cosmetics Complaint

Make a complaint about cosmetics or makeup.

Dead Animal

Report a dead animal on public property or get information about dead animal disposal.

Dead Bird Information or Complaint

Get information about disposing of a dead bird or report a dead bird.

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Speaker Request

Request a speaker from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for an event.

Dog or Animal Waste Complaint

Report property that is unclean due to animal waste.

Infections Following Cosmetic Surgery in the Dominican Republic

Outbreak of infections following cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic

Organ and Tissue Donation Registration

Register to be an organ and tissue donor.

Pest Control Brochure

Get a brochure about rat and pest control.

Pesticide Use Without Notification Complaint

Report a person or business that uses pesticide without giving advance notice.

Pet Contact with Wildlife or Rabid Animal Information

Get information about what to do with a dead or living raccoon, skunk, or other wild animal that had contact with a pet.

Pigeon Droppings Health Effects Information

Get information about the health effects of pigeon droppings and proper clean up.

Pigeon Droppings or Odor Complaint

Report pigeon waste or odor.

Poison Ivy Complaint

Report poison ivy on private property, school property, or in parks.

PrEP - Daily Pill for HIV Prevention

Information about PrEP, a daily pill that can help prevent HIV.

Rabies Protection for Humans and Pets Brochure

Get a brochure about protecting people and pets against rabies.

Rabies Vaccine Packets for Raccoons in Brooklyn and Queens

Distribution of rabies vaccines packets for raccoons.

Radioactive Material

Report radioactive material that is stored improperly or creating a risk of contamination.

Rat Control Information

Get information about rat control for homeowners and pest control professionals.

Rat Poison Sign Information

Get information about rat poison signs posted in neighborhoods.

Rodent Complaint

Report rats, mice, or conditions that might attract them.

Sensible Tobacco Enforcement - Local Law 97

Fact sheet about new laws and penalties for cigarette and other tobacco product violations in New York City.

Smoke Free Air Act Waiver Information

Get information about a waiver to the Smoke Free Air Act.

Standing Water Complaint

Report standing water at an outdoor location.

Summer Heat Health Tips Brochure

Advice about how to cope with summer heat.

West Nile Virus Information

Get information about West Nile Virus.

World Trade Center Health Assistance

Get help for people with problems related to September 11th.

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