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Maryland lead paint regulations

All pre-1950 rental properties need to have a valid lead certificate. This can be obtained through a Lead Free, Limited Lead Free or Full Risk Reduction (also known as dust swipes or lead safe) inspection.

Effective Jan 1st, 2015 all 1950-1978 properties that have a tenant turnover will need a lead paint inspection.

You will also need to do the following 4 things:

  • Have a valid lead paint certificate
  • Have the property registered with the MDE.
  • Give the tenants the Maryland’s Notice of Tenants Rights along with the EPA Brochure and have them sign that the received them
  • Every two years have the tenants sign that they received the above pamphlets.

You can opt out of the registration if you have a lead free or limited lead free certificate.