Need something else?

  • Lead Safety to learn about lead poisoning prevention
  • Lead Paint to report peeling paint in a residential building

You can request:

  • A copy of the Childhood Lead Prevention Act (Local Law 1)
  • A brochure with information about the lead law

Find resources, services, and information from LeadfreeNYC, the city-wide effort to eradicate lead exposure in New York City.

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In New York City, Local Law 1 of 2004 presumes lead-based paint could exist in dwelling unit and common areas if:  

  • The building was built before January 1, 1960; 
  • The building has tenant-occupied apartments; and 
  • A child under the age of six resides or routinely spends 10 or more hours in the dwelling unit.

Since 2004, most of Local Law 1 has applied to residential buildings with three or more units. Starting in February 2021, all of Local Law 1 of 2004 also applies to tenant-occupied, one- and two-unit buildings.

Under Local Law 1, if you repair or renovate a building where a child under age 6 lives or routinely spends 10 or more hours, trained workers must complete the work. After construction is done, you need to test for lead contaminated dust.

Many resources are available for owners including:

  • Sample documents for recordkeeping
  • Violation correction information
  • Webinars which help property owners to understand their responsibilities under local law 1

Get information for tenants and property owners about Local Law 1.


Download guide to Local Law 1 2004 Work Practices.

You can get a copy of the "Fix Lead Paint Hazards: What Landlords Must Do and Every Tenant Should Know" brochure. The brochure includes information about landlord responsibilities in residential buildings with 3 or more units in which a child under the age of 6 lives.

You can also get:

  • Information about the rules for repairs which may disturb lead paint
  • Tips to prevent lead poisoning
  • The annual notice form


Download the annual lead and window guard notice form.

Download the "Fix Lead Paint Hazards" brochure in:

By Mail

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

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