Filing a Pesticides Complaint / Reporting a Spill
To File a Report of a Pesticide Complaint, Spill or Accidental
DEP's 24-Hour Hotline
The Pesticide Control Program
encourages citizen and industry awareness and cooperation with
regard to pesticide incidents observed. By calling the DEP 24-Hour Hotline with possible violations you have observed
will help us determine if a violation has happened, help us
take corrective or preventive measures, and ultimately help
us in our efforts to protect health and the environment. In
addition, any person required to be licensed as a pesticide
applicator must immediately report spills that meet the "reportable
pesticide spill" definition in NJAC 7:30, Subchapter 9.
Filing a Complaint/Reporting a Suspected
Misuse: Your call may be placed anonymously to report the
problem. It is often helpful, however, to have your name and
phone number in case a question arises or more information is
needed later on. The following is the information we need in
the event you have an incident or concern to report. The more
information you can supply, the better chance we have for conducting
a successful investigation.
1. Name and address of alleged violator or
responsible party, if known
2. Date of incident
3. Time of incident
4. Address or site of incident
5. Nature of the problem
6. Name of pesticides involved, if known
7. Application method: hand-held or backpack sprayer, high-pressure
hose, boom sprayer, etc.
8. If any harm or injury, describe the injury or environmental
Reporting a Spill (Applicators Only):
The information applicators need to supply the DEP when reporting
a spill is found in the regulations at NJAC 7:30-9.17.
In the event of a Pesticide Poisoning,
see our Resource
List page for contacts and information.