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Report an Environmental Violation Online

Use this form only to report suspected violations of NY environmental laws and NYSDEC regulations. For incidents that are not suspected violations, see these other important contact numbers for DEC related issues.

For quickest response to suspected violations, call the NYSDEC Division of Law Enforcement dispatch at 1-844-DEC-ECOS (1-844-332-3267). Never put yourself at risk - gather what information you can without trespassing or exposing yourself to harmful materials or situations.


Complete as much information as possible and click "Submit" at the bottom of the page. Pictures or video supporting your complaint should be sent to with "Report an Environmental Violation" in the subject line.

1. WHO did it?
2. WHAT occurred?
3. WHEN did it occur?
4. WHERE did it occur?

5. HOW did it occur?
6. Additional details?
7. Your contact information (Optional)