Housing Standards & Issues, Hoarding & Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs
The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) enforces the Housing Regulations for Kent County, MI to ensure that households and properties are maintained in a proper sanitary and non-hazardous condition to prevent illness and injury. Concerns regarding the sanitary or hazardous conditions of a particular household or property can be reported by calling (616) 632-6900, or emailing KCEHmail@kentcountymi.gov.
Regulations and Forms
The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is an active member of the Grand Rapids Area Hoarding Task Force (GRAHT), which is a composition of local government and private agencies that address hoarding concerns from a collaborative, multi-agency approach. GRAHT was founded and is administered by the Code Compliance Division of the City of Grand Rapids. The KCHD responds to hoarding concerns outside the jurisdiction of the City of Grand Rapids. Hoarding concerns in Kent County can be reported by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (616) 456-3460. For concerns outside the greater Grand Rapids Area contact KCHD at (616) 632-6900 or KCEHmail@kentcountymi.gov.
Resources for an elderly relative or neighbor that may need assistance:
- Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan
- Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan Kent County Senior Millage
- Senior Neighbors
- Adult Protective Services
Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs
The KCHD responds to homes known to have methamphetamine (meth) contamination, usually as the result of occupants smoking or manufacturing meth within the home. Meth reporting usually originates from an investigating law enforcement agency. The KCHD addresses the meth contamination issues with the property owner to verify and substantiate that all meth contamination on the property has been properly remediated to ensure safe and healthy housing conditions for future occupants of the home.
If you suspect that occupants of a home or property are actively involved in the smoking or production of meth, then please contact your local law enforcement agency.
For general questions about the KCHD meth clean-up protocol and program, please call (616) 632-6900, or email KCEHmail@kentcountymi.gov.