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Lead Activity - Abatement & Renovation Permit Application

- Apply for a Lead Abatement & Renovation Permit

Lead Abatement Permit Requirements

  • A copy of the applicant’s signed contract for the work, including the charges for all lead abatement activities under the contract and the signature of each party to the contract;
  • A copy of the applicant’s Scope of Work, describing the lead abatement activities that the applicant is under contract to perform;
  • A copy of a risk assessment or lead inspection report, or other data source that identifies the exact location of the lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards to be abated;
  • One Of the Following Two:
    • Proof of liability insurance of a Certificate of Liability Insurance, proving the applicant’s current policy coverage for at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) for individual environmental, lead claims or pollution insurance, which the applicant shall maintain throughout the entire period that the abatement permit is in effect; or
    • A statement that the requirement for the one million dollars ($1,000,000) of liability insurance coverage may be waived because the applicant is requesting a permit for work limited to the applicant’s own home; the home is not part of a multi-family property, no tenants living in the applicant’s home, and the work does not involve the demolition or raze of a pre-1978 building;
  • A copy of the current DOEE-issued lead certification card for the certified supervisor who will manage the abatement activities;
  • A copy of the DOEE-issued business entity certification card;
  • A copy of a valid District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) license to do business in the District;
  • Apply for a Certificate of Clean Hands;
  • Payment of permit fee of $50 plus 3% of contract price, up to $500 total.
  • Apply Online

Renovation Permit Requirements

  • A copy of the applicant’s signed contract for the work, including the charges for all renovation activities under the contract;
  • A copy of the applicant’s Scope of Work, detailing the renovation activities applicant is under contract to perform;
  • A copy of a valid DCRA Basic Business License to do business in the District;
  • A copy of the EPA-issued Renovation Firm certification;
  • A copy of the EPA-issued Renovator certification;
  • A copy of the DOEE-issued business entity certification card;
  • A copy of a Certificate of Liability Insurance, proving the applicant’s current policy coverage for at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) for individual environmental or lead claims (known as “pollution insurance”), which the applicant shall maintain throughout the entire period that the renovation permit is in effect;
  • Apply for a Certificate of Clean Hands;
  • Payment of permit fee of $50 plus 2% of contract price, up to $500 total; and
  • Apply Online

Permit Revisions

DOEE is streamlining the permit extension process in accordance with the regulation and program protocols. On February 22, 2022, DOEE will no longer use the Lead-Based Paint Activity Permit Application and Notification Revision Form. Instead, permit holders must submit any modification to an existing permit directly on the online permit application for review at least seven (7) business days before expiration of permit. If the modification is not submitted at least seven (7) business days before the expiration of permit, DOEE may require the submission of a new permit application. If you do not adhere to the requirements, DOEE may take further steps to ensure compliance. 

 The instructions below outline the steps to submit modifications to an existing DOEE lead abatement or renovation permit. 

 Step 1 – Approved user for the DOEE Lead Compliance and Enforcement Branch online permit application must login to the system to update the application  

  • At least seven (7) business days before expiration of the permit, submit any modification to the online permit application 
  • Login to the system 
  • On the user dashboard, locate the permit application and open the permit application. 
  • Update the project information such as new point of contact, proof of liability insurance, certificate of clean hands which may be obtained at MyTax DC, signed revised contract/scope of work, lead-related reports, DCRA basic business license, revised project start/completion dates, specific days of the week that work will be conducted, work hours, and/or any updated lead abatement supervisor, EPA renovator, EPA firm, or DOEE business entity certification 

Step 2 – DOEE receives a notification of the modification and responds 

  • DOEE will receive a notification of the modification directly from the online permit system 
  • DOEE will respond to the request via email from [email protected] to the application contact(s).  

Step 3 – DOEE uploads the revised permit 

  • The approved revised permit will be issued via the online permit application system 

Step 4 – Approved user for the DOEE Lead Compliance and Enforcement Branch online permit application must login to the system 

  • On the user dashboard, locate the revised permit application 
  • View, print, and post the approved revised permit 
  • All pages of the permit must always be displayed conspicuously at the work site until the project is completed 

Step 5: Adhere to all applicable legal requirements 

  • The use of lead-safe work practices is required pursuant to 20 DCMR § 3302 
  • Submit clearance examination to [email protected] as required 

Contact DOEE at [email protected] for more information. 

Child Occupied Facilities

To locate a child-occupied facility licensed by Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), visit the Child Care Connections website. contact Child Care Connections directly with questions or comments.

- See all Lead-Based Paint Application Forms

- Review 2013 DC Lead Regulations

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