You can make a complaint about lead paint. A City inspector will visit your home, and if peeling lead-based paint is found, the City can order the owner to fix it, issue violations subject to fines, or fix the problem and bill the owner.
Reports are accepted for:
- Peeling or chipped paint in a residential building where a child younger than 6 lives or regularly visits for more than 10 hours a week
- Lead dust hazards from renovation or repair work
- Possible lead paint dangers in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartment
New York City law requires that the repair of lead paint hazards be done by trained workers using safe work practices. Dry sanding and dry scraping of lead paint is not allowed.
Find resources, services, and information from LeadFreeNYC, the city-wide effort to eradicate lead exposure in New York City.
Learn more about LeadFreeNYC.