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 DDOE and provided below. See DC Code section 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.