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 (NJAC 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.

EPA Lead-Safe

EPA lead-safe 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 requirements, please contact EPA Region 2 at (800) 424-5323, or visit EPA's website links below:
* Renovation, Repair and Painting Program

Related Forms and Publications

Laws, Rules, Regulations

  • NJAC 5:17 - Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement