Consumer Tips: Price Gouging
Price gouging is when a business sells necessary goods or services at higher than normal prices during a state of emergency. This is illegal. Normal average retail prices are based on the average of two prices recorded over the preceding 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 need help or if you have questions during these times, call (727) 464-3800.