Lead Poisoning Compliance

 

 

Maryland’s Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing law requires owners of rental properties built before 1978 to register their units with Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), distribute specific educational materials, and meet specific lead poisoning risk reduction standards at certain triggering events. Before issuing or renewing a Rental Housing License, Montgomery County Licensing and Registration must receive verification that the property owner has complied with the MDE Lead Poisoning requirements.

Rental properties built before 1978 will need to:

  1. Have Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) Accredited  Inspection and receive Lead Paint Certificate
    • ​​Upload Lead Paint Certificate to online Rental License Record (requires AccessMCG account)
    • To Upload:  1) Go to Documents tab; 2) Browse to find scanned Lead Paint Certificate on computer; 3) Select Document Type as Lead Poisoning Certificate and 4) Select Upload button
  2. Register annually with MDE and receive a Tracking Number assigned to the property owner (not property)
    • Does not apply to holders of Lead Free Certificate or Current (unexpired) Limited Lead Free Certificate
  3. Complete Annual Lead Poisoning Prevention Checklist
    • ​​Upload Lead Poisoning Prevention Checklist to online Rental License Record (requires AccessMCG account)
    • To Upload:  1) Go to Documents tab; 2) Browse to find scanned Lead Paint Certificate on computer; 3) Select Document Type as Lead Poisoning Certificate and 4) Select Upload button
  4. Distribute Specific Lead Poisoning Educational Materials to Tenants

Types of Lead Poisoning Certificates:

  1. Lead Free Certificate
    • Free of lead-based paint on inside and outside.
    • Exempt from annual registration, only 1 time $10 fee for certificate
  2. Limited Lead Free Certificate
    • Free of lead-based paint on inside but lead on outside.
    • Re-inspected every 2 years prior to expiration date
    • Exempt from annual registration, only 1 time $10 fee for certificate
  3. Full Risk Reduction Certificate
    • No chipping, peeling or flaking paint.
    • Must be registered and pay renewal fees annually
    • Re-inspected every change in tenant occupancy
  4. Modified Risk Reduction Certificate
    • Usually inspected in occupied property or unit 
    • Must be registered and pay renewal fees annually
    • Re-inspected every change in tenant occupancy

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