Environmental Health staff investigates complaints received from the public alleging sanitation deficiencies and foodborne illnesses associated with permitted facilities located in Wake County.
Please note that all information received by this office, except for reports containing medical information, are public records and can be reviewed by anyone making a request to view the record.
Questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, including masking concerns associated with restaurants, please see COVID-19 contact information.
Code Enforcement Concerns
Wake County Code Enforcement responds to building code, zoning and environmental health violations in unincorporated areas of the county, and can provide contact information for municipal Code Enforcement departments. Examples of Code Enforcement issues include: construction without a permit, illegal dumping, unsafe buildings, and stagnant water/mosquito harborage.
Wake County Environmental Services does not inspect or have regulatory authority over private and rental housing. Contact the agencies listed for help with your housing issues.
Resources available for assistance with mold issues. Contact:
Fair Housing Project (Legal Aid of North Carolina)
Toll free phone number 1-855-797-3247
Free legal assistance for low-income individuals throughout NC.
City of Raleigh Code Enforcement Division of Housing and Neighborhoods
Inspection for Raleigh housing code issues about structural. electrical, fire, plumbing, and related building safety issues. Clients in other Wake County towns should contact their local municipal building inspection division for housing safety concerns.
NC Bar Association (Lawyer Referral Service)
Contact information: Phone 919-677-8574 or Lawyer Referral Service - North Carolina Bar Association (ncbar.org)