Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords will be required to test and certify rental properties as lead safe or lead free, regardless of a child’s age, in order to A) execute a new or renewed lease or B) receive or renew a rental license. Learn more about this regulation.
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
After receiving a lead certification, landlords should submit the results to the City’s Lead Certification Submission System, a database that allows you to upload, manage, and view lead certifications.