The City of Merritt has a Controlled Substance Bylaw. In short, what this means is that if the City discovers that your property is being used to manufacture or grow controlled substances (grow-ops, meth labs etc), the City can prohibit the building from being occupied and require the property owner to bring the property back up to standard. The fines are expensive, as inspections start at $500 per inspection and special environmental cleaners will likely be required. All property owner's are responsible for knowing what is going on in their premises and are responsible for meeting City bylaws, as such the City recommends that landlords regularly inspect their properties
Council is committed to keeping our city safe, clean and drug-free.