The Defiance County General Health District needs citizen participation to assist in the prevention and elimination of hazards to the public health. A public health nuisance is described as conditions that affect the public. The health district does not enforce any building or housing maintenance code (currently there are no building codes or housing maintenance codes for Defiance County) for issues dealing with electrical, plumbing, roofing, structure, etc. You may check with your city/ village offices to find out if there are residential building codes within your city/ village.
A concerned citizen should take the following two steps prior to filing a formal complaint with the health district:
Complaints are generally investigated in the order in which they are received. Turn around time is usually a week to ten days, but may be less, depending on the number of complaints received.
Once a nuisance complaint is filed with our office, it becomes a public record. Anyone may obtain a copy of a complaint file upon request by submitting the following form to the health district: Public Records Request Form.