New Jersey P.L. 2021, Chapter 182 requires all rental dwellings to be inspected for lead hazards. The Township of Morris recently passed an ordinance to comply with this law. This law applies to all rentals that were built before 1978, whether single family or multi-family. The Township of Morris is required to do a visual inspection of painted surfaces every 3 years, or upon tenant turnover. If hazards are found the owner must remediate through abatement or interim control measures. The law also allows for an owner to hire a certified lead evaluator contractor or have the Township of Morris conduct the inspection.
Please call 973-326-7390 and ask to speak to an inspector to schedule a lead inspection
Yes, the filing fee and the state fee are still required if you are using your own contractor.
A Township inspector will come into your unit and look for cracked and peeling paint. If all paint is intact, a lead safe certificate will be issued for your unit. This certificate will be good for 3 years or if there is tenant turnover.
If the inspector finds hazards, the owner will be required to abate the hazard or use interim controls to correct it. A reinspection will be performed and a certificate will be issued once the reinspection is complete.
No, the building department will not issue a COH unless a lead inspection has been completed