Meth Lab State Law

Meth Lab State Law Meth Lab regulations vary per state. Get the FACTS

The information below is a cheat sheet for your convenience to investigate laws and regulations in your particular State. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive of every detail of regulations in all States. Please be aware that some states require an industrial hygienist to pre-test, and/or post-test. Some states require asbestos testing before a decontamination can be completed, and some regulated States require that a State certified contractor perform the decontamination. Spaulding Decon does not service PR, HI, or AK.

It is in your best interest to get multiple bids on both testing and decontamination of your home. Contractors vary greatly. You should feel comfortable with the company you are dealing with. You should be able to ask questions that are answered accurately and honestly. In States that have no regulations protect yourself and your home and purchase one of our test kits and do it yourself. Visit our test kit page for more details.
26 States have no regulations regarding the cleanup of homes used to manufacture methamphetamine. Without guidelines these States leave the decision of cleaning up the meth lab home up to the owner. Meth lab cleanup can be very costly and most home owners who aren’t required to cleanup the lab by meth lab state law will elect not do so. That leaves you, the unsuspecting buyer potentially at risk for buying or renting a contaminated home. Some States have meth registries where you can investigate whether the home was ever busted as a meth lab. Beware that most homes used to manufacture meth are never busted by law enforcement.

Washington

Oregon
Kentucky
Tennessee
North Carolina
West Virginia
New Hampshire
The following States have no regulations regarding the cleanup of a former meth lab nor the disclosure for rental or the purchase of a home.
WI, MS, AL, SC, GA, FL, ND, SD, KS, VA, MD, DE, NJ, PA, NY, VT, RI, MA, ME, IA, OH
These States have no regulations, but have disclosure laws regarding buying/selling and potentially renting a former meth lab.
South Dakota-
Oklahoma

 

By Laura Spaulding