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Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Information

Please note that any building-related activities, such as renovations, repairs, painting, and demolitions, may be subject to regulations governing the handling, removal and/or disposal of asbestos and lead-based paint.

Lead-Based Paint
For questions regarding lead-based paint requirements for renovation, repair or painting projects done by a contractor, please contact the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) at: (503) 934-2229 or visit their website at: www.oregon.gov/ccb.

For questions regarding lead-based paint requirements for renovation, repair or painting projects not done by a contractor (e.g., a homeowner, property owner doing your own work, rental agency, etc.), please contact the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at: (971) 673-0440 or visit their website at: http://public.health.oregon.gov

How to Report Concerns Regarding Lead-Based Paint
Construction Contractor Board (CCB) and the Oregon Health Board (OHA) have enforcement authority under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) § 431.920 to suspend, revoke or modify a certification to perform lead-based paint activities or renovation if the holder of the certification fails to comply with state or federal statutes or regulations related to lead-based paint. Certified firms and renovators in Oregon found to be non-complaint may be liable for civil penalties of up to $5,000 per violation, per day.

To file a complaint or report a possible violation of the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule involving a CCB licensed contractor, contact the Construction Contractors Board:

To file a complaint or report a possible violation of the RRP Rule involving an individual not licensed by the CCB (landlords, property management companies, schools and child care facilities), contact the Oregon Health Authority:

  • Phone: Lead-Based Paint Program at 971-673-0440
  • LeadLine: a toll free phone service at 1-800-368-5060
  • E-mail: lead.program@state.or.us

Asbestos
If you have questions regarding asbestos and the rules governing renovation, repairs and removal of asbestos-containing material, contact the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality at (503) 229-5982 or visit their website at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/asbestos/.

How to Report Concerns Regarding Asbestos
You may report any environment-related complaint, including regarding asbestos with the Department of Environmental Quality’s website at http://www.deq.state.or.us/complaints/rep.htm

Worker Safety
For worker safety issues regarding either asbestos or lead-based paint, please contact OSHA at: (503) 229-5910 or visit their website at: www.orosha.org.