City of Orange Township Lead Paint Inspections

This notice is to advise owners of rental dwelling units within the City of Orange Township of requirements newly adopted under the New Jersey Lead Safe Certification Law, P.L.2021, c.182, and the corresponding regulations codified under N.J.A.C. 5:28A-1 et seq.

The new law requires targeted rental units built before 1978 to have a dust wipe sample inspection/analysis performed to identify any lead hazards. These inspections must be done at the next tenant turnover or by July 31, 2024, whichever occurs first.

The City of Orange Township has partnered with LEW Environmental Services to implement and administer a comprehensive lead safe compliance solution. LEW’s services include all-in-one inspection and reporting services at the lowest offered cost per unit to property owners.

If you believe any of the rental units you own may qualify for an exemption (e.g., multiple-unit buildings registered with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for over 10 years, etc.), please speak click here to learn more about exemptions.

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Dust Wipe Sampling

Dust wipe inspections are required in municipalities with increased incidences of elevated blood lead levels in young children. Lead dust forms when lead-based paint begins to chip, crack, peel or is otherwise disturbed. Lead paint chips and dust can get on surfaces and objects that people touch. Our inspectors use dust wipe sampling to determine if lead dust is present.

Our inspectors will take a moistened towelette and wipe surfaces throughout your rental. These samples will be sent to a lab for analysis. If the analyzed samples contain below the current hazard level, then a Lead Safe certification will be issued.

Lead Safe certifications are good for 3 years unless there is a tenant turnover after 2 years.

Preparing For Your Inspection

Our inspectors are NJ DCA Certified Lead Evaluation Contractors and are committed to cost-effective solutions for property owners. Below are some tips to help you prepare for your lead inspection.

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What If Your Property Is Not a Rental Unit?

If your property is NOT A RENTAL UNIT, please select the button below to complete a form to be removed from the township’s rental records.

You must include your full name and property address including zip code on the web form. This is an automated form. If you would like to speak with someone from our office, please use the contact us form and a member of our staff will respond to your inquiry.

Click Here to Certify Your Property Is Not a Rental Property