The District’s Lead-Hazard Prevention and Elimination Act requires owners of residential properties built before 1978 to disclose any information reasonably known to the property owner about the presence of lead-based paint, lead-based paint hazards, and any pending actions related to lead ordered by a District government agency. The disclosures must be provided to prospective buyers or tenants, and must occur before they are obligated under any contract to purchase or lease the property. The disclosures must be made on the form issued by DOEE and provided below. See DC Official Code § 8-231.04 for these statutory provisions, and please read the Instructions provided below for important additional information about federal disclosure requirements. Additional significant implementation details are provided in the District regulations promulgated on July 26, 2013, specifically in section 3313 of the regulations.
The Lead Water Service Line Replacement and Disclosure Amendment Act of 2018 requires owners of rental residential properties built before 1986 to disclose their knowledge of lead service lines, lead-bearing plumbing, whether any portion of the lead water service line on private and public property has been replaced, whether the property is included on the DC Water website as a property with lead water service lines, any issued civil fines, fees, or penalties for failure to disclose lead water service lines and/or lead bearing plumbing at the property, and any reports or documents or results of any lead tests conducted on the water supply for the property.