- Register rental dwelling units every year with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The cost of registration is $30;
- Have lead paint inspections prior to changes in tenancy; and
- Distribute specific lead risk educational materials.
Who: This law effects owners and managers of rental properties constructed prior to 1978.
- Protect your tenants and yourself from health risks. The change in Maryland’s lead law
aims to reduce lead poisoning cases linked to homes built before 1978 and to help eliminate
childhood lead poisoning in Maryland.
- The use of lead paint was prohibited in 1978, however, reports in recent years have shown
that a significant percentage of new childhood lead poisoning cases are linked to homes built
from 1950-1978. This law previously applied to properties built before 1950.
- Without certification and by not following approved practices, property owners and
managers can face fines and potential lawsuits.
When: Register or renew your property now through January 1, 2015 at: www.mde.maryland.gov/LeadRegistration
Have questions??? All questions can be directed to Maryland Department of the Environment ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.