Lead Hazard Contractors

Homes built prior to 1978 often contain lead base paint, which as it deteriorates becomes hazardous, especially to children under the age of six. Hazards often include chipping and peeling paint and paint on friction or impact surfaces. When working with areas that contain lead base paint proper lead safety measures should always be used.


Any individual can become certified by the State of Iowa to work with lead base paint if they successfully meet all the State requirements. The following certifications are offered by the Iowa Department of Public Health - Bureau of Lead Poisoning Prevention.

  • Certified Lead Abatement Contractor: 40 hour training required
  • Certified Lead Abatement Worker: 24 hour training required
  • Lead Renovator: 8 hour training required

The City of Marshalltown works with State approved agencies which offer the required training to interested individuals, in order to increase the number of Certified contractors/workers available.


Lead Certification Training is posted on the Iowa Department of Public Health website. If you need assistance if finding a trainer please contact our program staff and we can assist you.

Section 3 Businesses

The City of Marshalltown encourages Section 8 registered businesses to bid on projects. If you are interested in becoming a Section 3 registered business you can find out more information on the HUD website. Section 3 Business Registry - HUD