Rental properties or family childcare homes that are not yet certified and past their phase-in deadline must have their lead-safe certificate before they are occupied by a tenant or used as an in-home daycare, respectively. Violations of this law will be enforced under the City of Toledo’s nuisance housing code.

You can check a property’s current Lead-Safe Certificate status and phase-in deadline on our Lead-Safe Map.

If the rental property is currently occupied when you purchase it, we recommend you get your lead-safe certification as soon as possible to avoid fines and penalties.