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Nuisance Control

Public Health Nuisance Control


There are a variety of rules and regulations within Douglas County that address nuisance situations within the incorporated and unincorporated areas.


The goal of the Douglas County Nuisance Ordinance, adopted April 2002, is to prevent the transmission of disease and eliminate safety hazards while preserving the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of life within the unincorporated areas of the county.


The ordinance covers public health nuisance conditions such as:

  • accumulated garbage, rubbish, refuse or junk vehicles which are unsightly, unsanitary, or may provide rodents or other vermin harborage

  • excessive weed, grass or other plant growth

  • an unfit or dilapidated structure

If you have one of these nuisance issues to report in the unincorporated area of the county, please contact the Douglas County Health Department at 217-253-4137.


We will be happy to discuss the issue and any further actions required.

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