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

ONLY fill this form out if you have a complaint about:

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

If you have a complaint about ANY other business, DO NOT fill this form out but instead file your complaint with

To file a complaint or report a foodborne illness, please fill out the following information:

Your Contact Information


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 and is a public record as defined by Maine’s Freedom of Access Act. This form will be provided without redaction in response to a public record request unless any of the information is exempt from release under Maine HIPAA laws.

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.