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New Jersey Lead-Safe Certification


Landlords Guide to NJ’s Lead Safe Certification

New Jersey’s newest lead-based paint law, “New Jersey’s Lead-Safe Certification,” went into effect July 22, 2022 and directly targets ALL pre-1978 rental properties. In addition to new lead paint inspection intervals.

What Landlords Need to Know

Effective July 22, 2022, New Jersey requires lead paint inspections (visual only for Wharton) for all targeted rental units, or by July 24, 2024 if there is no tenant turnover. This new law is not currently tied to time-of-sale requirements.

The Lead-Safe Certification will be valid for a two-year period. As such, a unit will not need to be re-inspected any more frequently, than once every two years.

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Borough of Wharton

Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.

Contact Information

10 Robert Street, Wharton,
New Jersey 07885
Phone - (973) 361-8444

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Moday thru Friday

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