1. Owners of all residential rental properties in Lucas County must register with the Auditor. Compliance for the rental registry portion will begin enforcement in Toledo on June 30th, 2021.
  2. Owners of 1-4 unit properties built before 1978 must also get a Lead-Safe Certificate from the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. Those who operate family childcare homes (e.g. in-home daycares) also need a lead-safe certificate but do not need to register with the Auditor’s rental registry.
    1. Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8) properties are not exempt and must get a Lead-Safe Certificate.
  3. Applications for the Lead-Safe Certificate require a lead-safe report (e.g. clearance report) and a $25 fee and may be completed entirely online.
    1. Those owners who received a lead-safe certificate or a clearance inspection under previous ordinance versions are grandfathered automatically and do not need to repeat work already done in good faith or submit a new application.
    2. Qualifying properties must pass a visual and dust wipe inspection performed by a local lead inspector. The certificate is valid for 5 years. Fully abated properties are eligible for a 20-year certificate with proper documentation.
  4. The City of Toledo will coordinate the program and wraparound services with the Lead Safe Coordinator.
  5. After the first compliance date (June 30th, 2022 for the most at-risk census tracts), the Division of Code Enforcement will enforce the lead ordinance under the current nuisance housing code.

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