Homes and rental properties can become contaminated with methamphetamine by use of the drug and also by a production lab. It is not always easy to know if a property has been contaminated as pure meth is odorless and colorless. In most cases the only sure way to know if a home is free of meth contamination is through sample collection and laboratory test.
The State of Utah and the Bear River Health Department (BRHD) currently implement rules regarding the decontamination of homes. Partnerships with law enforcement and other local agencies and implementation of these rules increase the protection of the public’s health from methamphetamine.
The following links explain how to apply for an inspection and sampling of a property, obtain permits, find a list of certified decontamination specialist, understand current rules and regulations, and obtain other educational material.
Pamphlets for property owners, sellers, buyers, renters, or landlords - Answers questions about meth in property transactions.
Methamphetamine Inspection and Sampling Application – Allows the health department to inspect and sample properties for methamphetamine contamination. When the BRHD receives reliable information (such as a police report) of potential meth contamination and informs the property owner, the owner is required within 10 days of BRHD notification to have the property tested by a Utah- certified decontamination specialist.
Methamphetamine Decontamination Permit Application – Application for homes that have tested positive for methamphetamine and need to be decontaminated. The current BRHD decontamination permit fee is $400.00.
Decontamination Specialist – This link provides a list of certified decontamination specialists.
Regulation 07-01 - Decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties
For more information on methamphetamine contamination from the Department of Environmental Quality please click here:
Utah Department of Health Meth Site