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Lead Regulations

On this page are lead laws that apply to the local jurisdiction and the State of Iowa.  These regulations address disclosure of lead based paint in pre-1978 housing when purchasing or leasing the property.  The other two laws listed pertain to anyone conducting remodeling, maintenance, and repair in a pre 1978 property and required certifications of firms and renovators when working on pre-1978 properties.  Also included are the rules on how to work safely with lead based paint.

EPA Real Estate Disclosure Rule 
This law pertains the sale and lease of pre 1978 housing.  A seller/lessor must disclose any specific knowledge of lead based paint and lead based paint hazards in the property.  This rules requires completion of a standard form and provision of a lead pamphlet to the buyer or lessee.  The Iowa brochure may be used (in Iowa) for compliance with this regulation or the EPA brochure may be used. The EPA is the enforcement agent for this regulation and violators may be subject to penalties up to $11,000.00 per violation.

For more information on this rule Click Here

Lead Safety Brochure " Lead Poisoning- How to Protect Iowa Families"   Iowa Brochure  Click Here

"Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home" EPA brochure Click Here




Renovation, Remodeling,and Repainting Lead Hazard Notification Process - (IAC 641-69)
"This chapter applies to all persons who perform renovation, remodeling, or repainting for compensation in target housing or a child-occupied facility."   This requires contractors to provide a written notice and pamphlet prior to beginning any work that will disturb a painted surface.  The Iowa brochure may be used (in Iowa) or the EPA brochure.  The Iowa Department of Public Health is the enforcement agent for this regulation within the State of Iowa and violators are subject to penalties up to $5000.00 per violation.

To view the entire regulation  Click Here

Lead Safety Brochure " Lead Poisoning- How to Protect Iowa Families"   Iowa Brochure  Click Here
"Renovate Right"  EPA brochure   Click Here

Renovation Notification Forms  Click Here


Lead - Based Paint  Activities - (IAC 641-70)
"This chapter applies to all persons who are lead professionals in Iowa, all firms that perform lead professional activities in Iowa, and training providers that offer training for lead professionals.  This chapter requires lead professionals and firms to be certified and establishes specific requirements for how lead-based paint activities must be performed if a property owner, manager, or occupant chooses to undertake them.  This chapter also provides for the approval of courses that provide training for lead professionals.

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CHANGE TO CHAPTER 70:  Effective  January 2013 per IDPH
"In January of 2013, the definition of "minor repair and maintenance activities" was updated in 641 - Chapter 70 of the Iowa Administrative Code. This new definition expands the minimum areas in some cases, and more closely matches EPA's minimum areas."

RRP FAQ 2013  Click Here

If you observe anyone that is not working safely on a pre 1978 residential property or child occupied facility the Iowa Department of Public Health has a process for complaints.    
COMPLAINT PROCESS-Contact IDPH  Click Here

Local Regulation 
The local regulation is in process of being updated.

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