Lead Paint Rental Unit Registration Details


Lead Paint Rental Unit Registration

General Info - Statewide Registration


The purpose of this program is to reduce childhood lead poisoning, maintain affordable housing, and provide liability relief to compliant property owners of the state of Maryland. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from hyperactivity, slowed growth, damage to their brain and nervous system, hearing problems and headaches.

Property owners with rental units constructed prior to 1950 are required to register with MDE. Property owners with rental units constructed after 1950 may choose to “opt-in” but must meet all applicable requirements for properties constructed prior to 1950. Liability for property owners who register their rental units, provide tenants with the required educational materials, and comply with all applicable risk reduction standards are capped at $17,000. 


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    Approval time

  • $15.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Registration

Ready to get your registration? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Submit rental property registration form, specifying the number of rental units being registered with MDE.

  2. Rental property owners must distribute tenant educational materials upon execution of leases to new tenants and redistribute every two (2) years thereafter

Apply for the Registration

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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Agency/Contact

Registration Issuer - Information

Who issues the registration?

Maryland Department of Environment mde.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Lead Rental Property Registry Section

Tel: (410) 537-3919

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?