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Migrant Labor Program

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Environmental Health

Image of Farmworker bootsThe objective of this program is to prevent the transmission of communicable disease among migrant farmworkers and the communities where they reside. The rules governing migrant farmworkers camps are found in Chapter 64E-14, F.A.C.

100,000 to 150,000 migrant farmworkers and their families annually travel and work in Florida. 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. A Migrant Farmworker Housing guideline is available to provide basic knowledge of the rules and regulations applying to Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing.

Regional consultants to county health departments ensure uniformity and continuity with the migrant labor camp program rule and procedures by providing technical assistance for:

  • On-site evaluations
  • Evidence collection
  • Investigations
  • County migrant program reviews
  • Recommendations

Permits for migrant farmworker housing are issued by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and the fees vary based on the type of facility and the number of residents.

For more information on this program visit the Florida Department of Health website.