Lead safe is a proactive approach. It means making sure homes don’t pose a lead risk before a child could be poisoned. A home is lead safe when lead risks – known as lead hazards - have been controlled so that the concentration of leaded dust remains below the threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This means a lead safe home is no longer hazardous but may still contain lead.
How to Get Your Rental Property Lead Safe Certified
Contact the Resource Center
Have questions? The Resource Center is here to help.
Check Your Property
If your property was built before 1978, start here to determine your next steps.
Remediate Lead Hazards
If lead hazards are present, hire a certified lead safe worker or become certified to complete the work yourself.
Clean Your Property
You are highly encouraged to complete an Environmental Cleaning 24-48 hours prior to your clearance examination.
Get Lead Clearance
Pass a clearance examination or risk assessment.
Apply for Lead Safe Certification
Submit passed clearance examination or risk assessment to the City to receive two-year certification.