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Compliance With the State Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to Obtain a Rental License

All residential rental properties built before January 1, 1978 must meet State of Maryland Lead Poisoning Prevention Program requirements in order to be licensed.

All rental property owners with dwellings built before January 1, 1978 must register annually with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and obtain a Registration/Tracking number and Montgomery County Licensing and Registration (L&R) requires documentation of annual MDE compliance by property owners.

MDE requires a Lead Paint Certificate to indicate the rental property meets lead risk reduction requirements based on a physical inspection by MDE accredited contractors and Montgomery County L&R requires a copy of the Lead Paint Certificate.

Property owners with Lead Free or Limited Lead Free Certificates are not required to register annually with MDE but will need to provide L&R with a copy of the Lead Free or Limited Lead Free Certificate.

Rental dwellings built between 1950-1977 with tenant(s) who moved in before January 1, 2015 do not need a Lead Inspection Certificate until new tenant(s) move in but will still need to register annually with MDE

Property owner's 2017 Lead Paint Checklist and Lead Inspection Certificate for current tenant(s) must be uploaded into the online rental license record by going to the Licensing and Registration website. An AccessMCG account is required to log into the Licensing and Registration Online Network. Please click on link # 3 below or call the MDE at 800.633.6101 Ext. 3825 or 410.537. 3825 for further information about the registration process, obtaining a Registration/Tracking number, or obtaining a Lead Paint Certificate.

Please click on link # 1 below to view the MDE Lead Rental Registry Property Search to check rental property registration compliance for current year.

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