NOTE: MAINE CDC DOES NOT ACCEPT ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS.
Please provide sufficient information to enable us to consider your complaint.


Online Tenant-Landlord Complaint Form


Important: Before completing this form we recommend that you review and answer all 8 questions. If you answer NO to any question, or have not made a satisfactory attempt to resolve the issue you will be asked to complete this 8 step process before review by Maine CDC.


First steps in the complaint process.

  1. Have you contacted your Landlord/Landlady and have described the problem to him/her? Have you contacted your Landlord/Landlady and have described the problem to him/her? No Yes
  2. Have you asked your landlord to inspect the apartment/home and make the necessary repairs? Have you asked your landlord to inspect the apartment/home and make the necessary repairs?
  3. How did you communicate the problem to the landlord? How did you communicate the problem to the landlord?
  4. How many times did you speak/write with the landlord? times
  5. Have you documented the problem by taking pictures? Have you documented the problem by taking pictures?
  6. Did you ask your landlord when he would be able to complete the repairs? Did you ask your landlord when he would be able to complete the repairs?
  7. Did the Landlord refuse to make the repairs? Did the Landlord refuse to make the repairs?
  8. Have you contacted your City's/Town's Local Health Officer about the problem? Have you contacted your City's/Town's Local Health Officer about the problem?

Next Step:

Immediately after you have spoken with your landlord, Contact your town office Local Health Officer (LHO). Tell the LHO about the problem in your apartment. Inform the LHO that you spoke with the landlord about making the repairs. You may also tell the LHO whether the landlord has refused to make the repairs, or is threatening to evict you. The LHO will speak with the landlord, and use the information from both parties to determine whether the landlord has broken his promise to maintain a safe and livable apartment/home.

Attempts to resolve the problem are usually made at the local level. This complaint and the information provided will be used in efforts to resolve the problem and it may be used to enforce applicable state laws. The complaint procedure is designed to ensure that complaints are properly investigated and are given careful and fair consideration.

If after completing the first steps you believe the complaint cannot be resolved at the town/local level within two weeks, you should complete the Tenant-Landlord Complaint Form below.

* Complete all fields listed below.

Today's Date:

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Your Contact Information:

Title:

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(Rental property address):

(Example: xxx-xxx-xxxx)

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(Example: xxx-xxx-xxxx)

Information about your complaint against the landlord:

(Limit 150 words)

Did your Landlord make the repairs you requested?

* Have you been threatened with eviction?

* Is this apartment subsidized by the State or Federal Government?

* Do you believe the apartment/home is unfit to live in; or do you believe that the present problem has an unhealthy or harmful effect on the well-being of its occupants?:

Did you sign a written rental agreement or lease?:

Describe the problem*


By submitting this form, I state that the information contained is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.


This complaint and the information provided will be used in efforts to resolve the problem and will typically be shared with the party complained against. It may also be used to enforce applicable state laws.