Click to submit a Child Abuse Tip

If you are reporting an EMERGENCY or a CRIME in progress, DIAL 911.

The Florida Abuse Hotline will accept a report when there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child who can be located in Florida, or is temporarily out of the state but expected to return in the immediate future, has been harmed or is believed to be threatened with harm from a person responsible for the care of the child.



Click for all other crimes and/or suspicious activity

If you are reporting an EMERGENCY or a CRIME in progress, DIAL 911.

Use this web tip form to provide information regarding crimes, criminals and/or suspicious activity. If you choose not to provide your name and contact information, you may still inquire and/or provide additional information on the tip you provided by logging in with the PIN provided to you during the tip submission process.

Please note: This tip system IS NOT monitored 24 hours a day and is not for emergencies.


 An EMERGENCY occurs when a CHILD or ELDERLY/DISABLED PERSON appears to face IMMEDIATE risk of abuse or neglect that is likely to result in DEATH OR SERIOUS HARM (without intervention).


Any person who knowingly and willfully makes a false report or counsels another to make a false report is guilty of a felony of the third degree punishable by up to five years in prison. In addition, the department may impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation. Each time that a false report is made constitutes a separate violation. A false report is a report of child abuse, neglect or abandonment or adult abuse, neglect or exploitation that is made to the central abuse hotline which is not true and is maliciously made for the purpose of:

Harassing, embarrassing, or harming another person; Personal financial gain for the reporting person; Acquiring custody of a child or vulnerable adult; or Personal benefit for the reporting person in any other private dispute involving a child or vulnerable adult