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 and maintain affordable housing in 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 1978 are required to register with MDE unless the unit has a valid lead free inspection certificate.

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    Approval time

  • $30.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Registration

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

  1. Submit your registration in the online application or with a completed rental property registration form.

  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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Registration Issuer - Information

Who issues the registration?

Maryland Department of Environment mde.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Lead Rental Property Registry Section

Tel: (410) 537-4199

Legal Authority

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