Lead-Safe Certification

On July 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed legislation known as the Lead-Safe Certification Act. The bill, which regulations are mandated and administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs takes effect on July 22, 2022 for all rental properties built before 1978.

The law requires a primary prevention inspection process for rental properties built before 1978 and requires landlords to have a current Lead Safe Certificate at rental tenant turnover.

Every single family, two family & multi-family rental dwelling will be (initially) inspected for lead based paint hazards at rental turnover, or, if there is no rental turnover, they must be inspected within two (2) years of the effective date of the bill; no later than July 22, 2024.

After initial inspection, rental properties to be inspected every three (3) years, or upon subsequent rental turnover, whichever is earlier.

Please note that the City of Asbury Park will not issue any Certificates of Occupancy for Rental Compliance or Transfer of Title Certificates without a Lead Safe Certificate after October 1, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding compliance with Lead Safe Certification compliance, please contact the Department of Community Development at 732-502-5741.

Lead-Safe Certification Guidance Summary

Lead-Safe Hazard Abatement Contractors

  1. Robert Goodman

    Director of Community Development
    Phone: 732-502-5741