Notification for Lead-Based Paint Abatement - Environmental Lead Program


Certified lead firms are required to deliver written notification of lead-based paint abatement to the Department of State Health Services in cases of child-occupied facilities and target housing (see definitions below).

The certified lead firm is responsible for completing the notification form and notifying both the Environmental Health Notifications Group and the appropriate DSHS Regional Office.

Notification shall be made no less than seven working days (not calendar days) prior to the commencement of the abatement activity (this does not necessarily include setting up for the abatement project).

Forms and Payment Methods

The Notification Form may be downloaded from the Applications and Forms page on this website.

The Texas Online Payment System is currently unavailable to make asbestos, mold, and lead notification payments. Payments may be made in the form of a check or money order and sent to the payment address provided on the notification invoice. This does not impact the payment of licensing fees.

Help and Support

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions about Notifications page for more information on requirements, fees, and changes to projects.

For other questions, please contact the Environmental Lead Program.


Child-occupied facility:

A building or part of a building constructed before 1978, including, but not limited to, a day-care center, preschool, or kindergarten classroom, that is visited regularly by the same child, six years of age or younger, at least two days in any calendar week if the visits are for at least: (A) three hours each day; and (B) 60 hours each year.

Target housing:

Any housing constructed prior to 1978, except housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities (unless any child who is six years of age or younger resides or is expected to reside in such housing) or any zero-bedroom dwelling. As defined in this section, target housing includes the terms residential dwelling, multi-family dwelling, and unit.

Last updated August 17, 2015