Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Forms

Last updated October 19th, 2023

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The lead-based paint disclosure is a federally mandated document given to potential residential buyers and tenants of residential homes built before January 1, 1978. Before this date, it was legal to use this toxic paint which is especially dangerous to children.[1]

Disclosure Forms (3)

For Buyers (provided by Sellers) – Used for informing the buyer of a property if there are any lead-based hazards within the home. Federally required for homes built before 1978.

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For Tenants (provided by Landlords) – Must be given to prospective renters if the rental property was built before 1978. It has to be signed by the lessor (landlord), lessees (tenants), and their agent (if applicable).

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For Buyers and Tenants (both required) – Informs renters and home buyers on how lead enters the body, how it affects them, what can be done to protect against it, and where readers can get more information. Must be given in conjunction with one (1) of the disclosure forms above.

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How it Works (5 steps)

1. Date. An owner finds out if their home was built prior to 1978. This can be found at the local Assessor’s Office or Building Department.
2. Gather Information. Obtain any property records related to lead-based paint.[2]
3. Give Disclosure. All records should be given to the other party and 2 forms:

4. Signed Copy. The owner must obtain a signed copy of the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure from the other party.
5. 10-Day Inspection Period. The tenant or buyer is permitted 10 days to conduct a risk assessment or inspection for the discovery of lead-based paint hazards at their discretion.[4]


  1. CDC.gov – Prevent Children’s Exposure to Lead
  2. HUD.gov – The Lead Disclosure Rule
  3. 42 U.S. Code § 4852d(a)(1)(A)
  4. 42 U.S. Code § 4852d(a)(1)(C)