Lead Paint Annual Notice -HPD NYC

Lead Paint Annual Notice Requirements for Landlords


Landlords are required to send the annual notice (PDF) to tenants between January 1 and January 15 of each year. You can send the notice by first-class mail or deliver it in person. You can also include it with the January rent bill, but only if the bill is delivered between December 15 and January 16.

If the tenant does not return the form or refuses you access and you cannot get into the apartment to inspect and make any necessary repairs by March 1, you must inform the Health Department by writing to:


The annual lead paint notice and window guard notice are printed on a single piece of paper that can be found here. It informs tenants of their rights with regards to these two hazards and informs landlords whether a child under the age of 6, a child under the age of 11, or no children under the age of 11 lives in the apartment


Owner aware that XRF lead-based paint testing must be completed in all units by August 9, 2025 and that, if a child under six comes to routinely spend 10 or more hours each week in any unit after August 9, 2020, the XRF testing must be completed within one year of occupancy, whichever is sooner? (Administrative Code Section 27-2056.4)


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What Are the Annual Inspection Requirements for NYC Landlords?

When it comes to multi-family residential buildings in New York City, Local Law 1 and Local Law 55 require 3 types of inspections that must be completed and documented on an annual basis:

  •   Lead Paint
  •   Mold
  •   Pests

In most cases, it’s up to the landlord to decide whether they will personally perform these inspections or outsource them to trained professionals.


For landlords that choose to perform their own inspections, we have put together these convenient landlord annual inspection checklists:

  • Checklist for Annual Lead Paint Inspections (Required by Local Law 1)-click here
  • Checklist for Annual Mold and Pest Inspections (Required by Local Law 55)- click here



In 2021, HPD is actively enforcing landlord annual inspection requirements laid out in Local Law 1 and Local Law 55.


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