Migrant Labor Camps

Migrant Labor Camp Permitting and Inspection

***COVID-19 Update***

The Migrant Labor Camp Web page has been updated to include posted guidance related to COVID-19 and a suggested monitoring log. Visit the site at:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/environmental-health-services/migrant-labor-camps/

Migrant Labor Camps are permitted and inspected under the authority of the Rules and Regulations Governing Migrant Labor Camps.  Inspections of these facilities focus on water supply, sewage disposal, housing, and garbage pick-up.

To apply for a Migrant Labor Camp please contact your local Environmental Health Department. CLICK HERE to download an application. 

Frequently Asked Questions: CLICK HERE

Regulations and Statutes

The standards which govern migrant labor camps in Virginia span both state and federal regulation. In addition to meeting Virginia Regulations, migrant labor camp are permitted utilizing either the OSHA or ETA Standards listed below.

Code of Virginia: Migrant Labor Camps (§32.1-203 thru 211)
Virginia Regulations: Rules and Regulations Governing the Construction and Maintenance of Migrant Labor Camps (12VAC5-501 et seq.)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) Housing Standards: 29 CFR  §1910.142
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Housing Standards: 20 CFR §654

For additional service regarding Migrant Labor Camps, visit the Virginia Employment Commission Agriculture and Foreign Labor Certification website.