Landlords are required to test and certify rental properties as lead safe or lead free to:
- Execute a new or renewed lease, or
- Receive or renew a rental license.
To test and certify that a rental property is lead safe or lead free, landlords should hire an approved/certified lead professional:
- EPA-approved lead dust wipe sampling technicians
- PA Department of Health-certified lead abatement contracting firms
Learn more about submitting lead certification and inspection reports.
Watch a series of videos that walks you through the process of lead certification.
Learn more about Philadelphia’s laws and regulations in the City’s Lead Guide.
|Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law PDF||The Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law requires owners of property built before 1978 and rented to children six years or younger to provide the tenant with certification prepared by a certified lead inspector stating that the property is either lead free or lead safe.||November 8, 2018|
|Landlord’s Guide to the Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law PDF||Comprehensive guidance including compliance requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, instructions for lead-safe and lead-free certification, and a recommended tenant's advisory notice.||February 23, 2021|
|Property Owner Statement of Exemption PDF||Form and instructions for property owners seeking exemption from the Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law.||February 23, 2021|
|Renovate right (English) PDF||A pamphlet from the Environmental Protection Agency that contractors must provide to homeowners and tenants before starting work.||November 8, 2018|
|Renovate right (Español) PDF||A pamphlet from the Environmental Protection Agency that contractors must provide to homeowners and tenants before starting work.||November 8, 2018|