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Requirement to Inform Tenant of Lead-Based Paint at Property

Landlords must disclose known information on lead-based paint hazards before leases take effect. Per Federal law, this disclosure applies to all houses built before 1978 and must be reported to all tenants. In addition, all houses built before 1978 must register with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and comply with Maryland's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Effective January 1, 2015, the Act will apply to all residential rental dwelling units built prior to 1978.

For further information on these requirements, call MDE at 1.800.633.6101 x4199 or 410.537.4199 (within Maryland).

To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.