This program provides for the public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by the identification and abatement of lead-based paint hazards.

Regulations adopted in July 1995 require the certification of companies performing lead based paint evaluation and abatement. These regulations are called the "Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement Code" and they are in the New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C. 5:17).

Any company offering to perform lead hazard evaluation or abatement in New Jersey must be certified.

The list of current Lead Abatement Contractors and Lead Evaluation Contractors are updated periodically.

Prior to engaging any Lead Abatement or Lead Evaluation firm, contact Lead Hazard Abatement at 609-633-6224 or by fax at 609-943-5159 to verify the contractor's certification status.

New EPA lead-safe

New EPA leadsafe work practices and certification requirements have been in effect since April 2010 for individuals who conduct renovations or repairs in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978.  To learn more about these new requirements, please contact the EPA at 732-321-6671, or visit EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule website:

Related Forms and Publications

Application Lead Hazard Contractor
Certified Lead Evaluation Contractors
Certified Lead Abatement Contractors
All Residential Lead Abatement Contractors
Lead 10 day notification
Residential Lead Abatement Contractors-Contracts Under $20,000
Residential Lead Abatement Contractors-Contracts Over $20,000 & Under $100,000
Residential Lead Abatement Contractors-Contracts $100,000 and Over

Laws, Rules, Regulations

NJAC 5:17   Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement