The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sets the levels for Lead Dust Clearance. For the City of Toledo’s Lead Safety Ordinance, in order to receive your certificate, you must pass a visual and dust wipe inspection at or below these levels. This inspection must be performed by a local lead inspector (licensed by Ohio as a Clearance Technician, Lead Inspector, or Risk Assessor) who is registered with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. You can find a list of current inspectors on our website.

ODH Lead Dust Clearance Levels: (as of 01/03/2021)
Floors – 10 micrograms/ft2
Windowsills – 100 micrograms/ft2
Window Troughs – 100 micrograms/ft2
Exterior Living Area – 40 micrograms/ft2