Under Executive Order Number 20-52, COVID-19 State of Emergency
, essential commodities are covered under Florida's price gouging law. Products covered
include protective masks used to protect you from others if you are sick; sanitizing and disinfecting supplies, such as hand sanitizer, gel, wipes, disinfectant sprays, cleaning supplies for surface cleaning, and all commercial cleaning supplies; and all personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, booties, gloves, and other protective gear. All price gouging complaints for essential consumer products should be directed to the Florida State Attorney's Office
, or consumers can call 1-866-9-NO-SCAM.
Emergency Order Complaints
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry has issued Emergency Orders in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Citizens may report businesses that are not following an Emergency Order to their local Code Enforcement agency.
(then select Request for Service) to report a concern, or call or email the code enforcement agency where the business is located using the list below.
Please note you may still see some confusion in the public and in the media about closure of essential and non-essential businesses. This is because the County's Emergency Order, like the Executive Orders from the Governor, establish minimum standards. Municipalities may impose more stringent standards within their jurisdictions, and several municipalities have. As a resident of Broward County, you and your family should be closely following news updates provided by your municipality about local business operations.