We live in California. We have a rental in North Ogden. Our last tenant moved out in beg. of Dec unexpectedly. They found out from the neighbor across from our house and the local pastor that our previous tenants used to do meth in our house. We have no knowledge of whatsoever until they told us in November after doing a self test w/o notifying us. The tenants asked us to wait until they move out to do an official test. We ordered a test and have not got our result back yet. We also have scheduled an approved test. Today, we got a placard from the county saying "Closed to Occupancy" on our door. No one is living there. However, we hope to rent out again in mid Jan after our house is clear. What are our rights? Doesn't the county have to show us proof? Or send us a certified mail?
The applicable regulation from the Weber-Morgan Health Department does not mention the need for notice to the homeowner (see link below). For that reason, I'm inclined to say the County hasn't stepped out of bounds. There might be a grander argument to be made (constitutional or otherwise) but it would require a bit of research by an Attorney to find out.
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