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Meth Labs

​The goal of the Methamphetamine Laboratory Clean-Up Program is to protect human health by assuring that identified properties formerly used in illegal methamphetamine manufacturing are properly evaluated and decontaminated, and are fit for re-occupancy.
 
Under the authority of the Santa Clara County Health Officer, HMCD is the implementing agency for oversight of clandestine methamphetamine laboratory clean-up activities in all areas of Santa Clara County.
 
Applicability

This program applies to residential dwellings throughout Santa Clara County including: single-family homes, multi-family apartments, hotel rooms, as well as mobile homes and recreational vehicles, which have been identified by law enforcement as being used for manufacturing or storing methamphetamine.

General Requirements

  • Property Restrictions:
    • Entry into posted area(s) of the property is prohibited unless specifically approved in writing by HMCD.
    • Anyone completing an unauthorized entry or removal is subject to a civil penalty in an amount of up to $5,000.00.
  • Property Owner Responsibilities:
    • The property owner and any person(s) occupying a property subject to an Order issued pursuant to HSC §25400.22 shall immediately vacate the affected unit.
    • The property owner must hire a certified industrial hygienist and contractor, if necessary, for remediation of the property, and must provide proof to HMCD. 
    • Until the property owner receives a determination from HMCD that no further action is required to remediate the affected units or site, the following must be complied with:
      • All prospective buyers of the property and tenants that have completed an application to rent an affected unit or other property described on the Order shall be provided with a copy of the Order and must indicate receipt in writing.
Forms & Documents

Guidance Documents
 
Fees

Fees​ are based at an hourly consultation/inspection rate. For more information on Meth Lab fees, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like answers to frequently asked questions about meth labs, please click here.
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Last updated: 11/30/2017 4:12 PM