Some buildings contain hazardous materials. Asbestos and lead are common building materials that may cause harmful health effects.
The Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program works to protect Vermonters from exposure to asbestos and lead when maintaining, renovating, or demolishing buildings and when cleaning up after a fire, flooding, or storm damage. We strive to prevent unnecessary exposure of the public to asbestos and lead in workplaces, buildings, and housing associated with asbestos or lead abatement activity.
Through our outreach activities we educate the public to encourage voluntary compliance with state and federal asbestos and lead laws. Through our enforcement and compliance inspection processes, we conduct random or for-cause inspections of maintenance, renovation, abatement, and demolition projects to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Our goal is to carry out our mission efficiently, effectively, fairly, and professionally with respect and dedication to all Vermonters.
If you will be performing maintenance, repairs, renovation, or demolition on a building, there are specific state regulations to follow when working with asbestos or lead-based paint. In this section, you will find information on asbestos and lead regulatory requirements for:
- Building Professionals
- Building Owners, Property Owners, and Homeowners
- Municipal Officials
- Real Estate Professionals
- Child Care Providers