Health and Safety Complaints

Environmental Health staff investigates complaints received from the public alleging sanitation deficiencies and foodborne illnesses associated with perm​itted 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.​ 

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.

Mold Concerns
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:

Epidemiology: Occupational and Environmental Branch
Phone: (919) 707-5900
Fax: (919) 870-4807
DHHS Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology

NC Attorney General's Office (Consumer Protection Division)
Landlord tenant specialists 
Phone 919-716-6000 or 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.

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 
Phone 919-996-2444

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 Human Relations Commission 
Phone 919-807-4420 or toll free 866-324-7474.
NC State Agency that investigates complaints of discrimination and enforces NC Fair Housing Laws.

NC Bar Association (Lawyer Referral Service)
Contact information: Phone 919-677-8574 or Lawyer Referral Service - North Carolina Bar Association (