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Apply for Lead-Based Paint Abatement Permits

A Building Permit is required for any renovation, repair, or painting project that involves the disturbance of lead-based paint.

CUSTOMER NOTICE

Automated Lead Based Paint permits are now available! Apply, Pay, and have your LBP permit issued immediately all from our Online Permit Portal. Learn More about new requirements for projects that disturb paint on pre-1978 structures.

Before you Start

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A completed Lead Abatement Work Plan must be completed and uploaded when you apply for your Building Permit. If the project has a Lead Risk Assessment report or is required to obtain one due to public funding or code enforcement notice of violation, please upload it as well.

Failure to create a Lead-Based Paint Abatement Work Plan or stating that no paint will be disturbed when the project does disturb paint will result in a Stop Work order issued.

Please review the Permit Requirements below as these vary from project to project.

Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.

What to Do

  1. Step One: Apply for Permits
    • Apply for a Lead-Based Paint Permit on our Online Permit Center*
      * NOTE: You will be taken to our login page first before you can apply
    • In your application, upload your abatement work plan, EPA RRP Certification (as applicable), lead risk assessment (If applicable) and all other documents required for your project.
    • Pay the required fees. Your permit will be issued automatically (no wait times)

    Failure to create a Lead-Based Paint Abatement Work Plan or stating that no paint will be disturbed when the project does disturb paint will result in a Stop Work order issued.

  2. Step Two: Pre-Work Inspection

    Once your permit has been issued, you must Schedule a Building Inspection before painting activities start (or once corrections have been made if your project had a Stop Work Order issued).

  3. Step Three: Final Your Permit

    Once all paint or construction activities that disturbed presumed or known lead-based paint are completed, fill out the Lead-Based Paint Work Completion Self-Certification form, schedule a final inspection, and provide the completed form to the inspector.

Need to Know

QUESTIONS?

Call (510) 238-3891 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.

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