Nuisance Business Complaint Reporting

This page defines reportable nuisance business behaviors, links to our Nuisance Business Complaint Form, and identifies the persons who will automatically receive your report upon submission.  Nuisance complaint reports are used by the enforcers of state laws and city ordinances that govern business behavior.

What represents reportable nuisance business behavior?

  1. Alcohol from the business being brought outside
  2. Minors consuming alcohol
  3. Drug use
  4. Crowd control issues
  5. Loud noise or music
  6. Loud and boisterous crowds
  7. Fights
  8. Trash & debris

What evidence is needed when lodging a complaint?

Substantiating eye-witness complaints with photos is helpful, but not required.

Click here to report a nuisance business complaint

Who automatically receives your report?

  1. State Senator Larry Farnese
  2. State Representative Mary Isaacson
  3. Liquor Control Enforcement Supervisor Frank Spera
  4. Councilman Mark Squilla, 1st District

Frank Spera is a Supervisor of the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement. He participates on the South Street Headhouse NightLife Task Force. He coordinates with L&I, the Health Department plus state and city police to set up joint inspections. LCE has committed to increased joint inspections in the future, which will be driven by the number of resident complaints received.

Background

Queen Village has renewed commitment from State Representative Mary Isaacson, a member of the Liquor Oversight Committee and State Senator Larry Farnese, to bring nuisance businesses into compliance. 

Advocacy at the State level is vital, as the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, an arm of the State Police, is responsible for investigating alleged violations of liquor laws and regulations. Surprise inspections can be launched, as evidenced in the surprise compliance checks in late June 2019, that temporarily shut down five businesses on South Street.