Report a Violation, Complaint, or Foodborne Illness Case (State of Maine Establishments Only)

ONLY fill this form out if you have a complaint about (select one):

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels/Lodging
  • Campgrounds
  • Youth Camps
  • Body Artists
  • Public Pools/Spas

For business complaints please email or call (207) 626-8849. (800) 436-2131 – toll free in Maine.

Filing a false complaint: Under Maine law it is a punishable crime to file a false complaint with a government agency. The Department is authorized to pursue legal action and seek prosecution for filing a false complaint.

Your Contact Information

Pursuant to 1 M.R.S. § 402(3)(B) and M.R. Evid. 509(a)(1), (b), the Health Inspection Program will not disclose the identity of a complainant or informant. Accordingly, information that could reveal the identity of the individual who complained against an establishment will be redacted.

Complaint Information

Please be aware that the Health Inspection Program does NOT have licensing or inspection authority over private or rented homes. You may contact your local health official or code enforcement office. Please see this list of local health officers.

Complaint Details

Type of complaint (you may select more than one) (Required)

**In order to investigate a foodborne illness, a name and contact information is needed for Maine CDC to appropriately follow-up with you. Per privacy and confidentiality laws and policies, the agency is not allowed to release your name if you have an illness. If you have questions or concerns about this, please call 207-287-5671 to speak with a staff member.

Complaint Description (Required)

If this is a lodging complaint: Please provide the dates you stayed and the room number(s) you were in.

Supporting Images

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Information on this form will be retained by the Health Inspection Program. The complainant’s/informant’s name and contact information is unlikely to be disclosed by the Health Inspection Program, including in response to Freedom of Access Act requests, because the information is typically considered privileged.

You may also call the Health Inspection Program’s main number at 207-287-5671 during business hours. Our offices are open from Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm, excluding holidays. If there is an emergency after hours, please call 1-800-821-5821.

Please note: To remain anonymous, please refrain from stating your name when calling our offices.