- It is illegal for anyone to sell necessary goods or services at higher than normal prices during a state of emergency;
- Normal average retail prices are based on the average of two prices recorded over the past 12 months;
- If you believe that a business or individual is price gouging during a declared state of emergency, call our office at (727) 464-6200 to report and to speak with an investigator.
The Citizens Information Center is activated during times of emergency. If you require assistance or if you have questions during these times, call (727) 464-3800 or go to the Pinellas County Access Portal and select Consumer Protection to report.