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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 15, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Florida, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Reponse website or the Florida League of Cities' Coronavirus Resources.

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Description of Program and Relief

Price Gouging Hotline / Complaint Form

The Florida Office of the Attorney General provided a hotline and complaint form for any consumer to report complaints about “price gouging” regarding COVID-19 “essential commodities.”

If you suspect price gouging, obtain as much information as possible in the form of estimates, invoices, receipts or bills. When comparing products, note as much information as possible, including the product name, size or quantity, manufacturer, item number and unit price.

Government or Lead Agency

Florida Office of the Attorney General

Dates Available

Open indefinitely

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

With respect to the COVID-19 declared state of emergency, the following consumer products are currently considered essential commodities:

  • Protective masks and face shields used to protect you from others if you are sick

  • Sanitizing and disinfecting supplies, such as hand gel, wipes, and disinfectant sprays

  • All personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, booties, gloves, and other protective gear

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

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Contact for More Information

Call the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1(866) 966-7226.

You may also report violations online at http://myfloridalegal.com or mail documents to the following address:

Office of the Attorney General

The Capitol, PL-01

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

*Please remember to include your name, the name of the company or individual, and a complaint number, if you received one.

List of Additional Information

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