Grow Ops are a threat to public safety and often disrupt peaceful, residential neighbourhoods. The Public Safety Inspection Division works with the Abbotsford community to investigate safety issues such as faulty wiring and other building deficiencies.
Ensuring safe neighbourhoods for our children and families is everyone's responsibility. The City relies on concerned citizens to provide tips on properties of interest.
What to look for:
- Minimal furniture and belongings moved in
- Minimal garbage outside on garbage days
- Numerous pots, fertilizer and other building supplies
- Construction sounds
- Bright lights
- Water on windows
- Power surges
- Sounds (humming, fans, trickling water)
- Strange odours
- Abnormally warm buildings
Who to Call:
If you recognize these signs and suspect a Grow Op in your neighbourhood, contact Bylaw Enforcement at 604-864-5512, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The inspection team, which is comprised of Bylaw Officers, Fire Inspectors and Building Inspectors, enforces the City’s Controlled Substance Property Bylaw No. 1611-2006, Building Bylaw No. 1551-2006, the Fire Services Act and the BC Building Code. Other identified deficiencies, such as illegal gas and electrical alterations, are referred to the BC Safety Authority.
 Gas and electrical inspections in the City of Abbotsford are the jurisdiction of the BC Safety Authority.