Lead-Safe Work Practices Quiz: FAQ
Every applicant for a building permit involving a structure built before January 1, 1978 must show
proof of successful completion of the LSWP Quiz.
Click on the following link: Lead-Safe Work Practices Quiz. Type in your full name and answer the questions by checking the boxes next to each correct answer and click ?continue?. If you have one or more incorrect answers they will be displayed in "red" and you will be asked to go back and correct them. If you need help answering any question, click on the "help" button next to the question and a small window with more information will be displayed. If all questions are answered correctly, you will be prompted to continue to the "LSWP Certificate" page. Your name and the date you took the Quiz will be displayed automatically on the Certificate. Print the Certificate, sign it and attach to your building permit application. Keep a copy for any future permit applications.
The LSWP Certificate is valid for one year, so all you need to do is to attach a copy of the Certificate showing that you took the Quiz within the last 12 months. Please note that you will need to retake the Quiz if you do not have a copy of the Certificate or if your Certificate has expired.
Click on the following link: Prop. Tax Roll Search. Enter your parcel # and hit enter. Click on your parcel # and scroll to bottom of page. "Construction Year" is in "Property Characteristics" section at the bottom of the page. You can also get this information by calling the Assessor-Recorder's office at: (415) 499-6554.
The purpose of the Quiz is to educate residents on how to avoid creating lead hazards by following Lead-Safe Work Practices (LSWP). Therefore, the Quiz is designed in a way which allows users to go back and correct their answers if they have incorrect ones. In addition, users can learn more about LSWP by clicking on the ?help? buttons next to each question.
As stated above, the Quiz is available on the Internet and can be accessed from any computer with Internet connection. If you do not have a computer, you can go to the Civic Center Library and use the Library's computers to access the Quiz. A library card is needed to access the Library's computers. If you do not already have a card, the application is free and only takes a few minutes to complete. (You must have photo ID and proof of residence address.) Printing in the library costs $0.15 per page. Please have change available to pay for printing.
We encourage you to read the Environmental Protection Agency's pamphlet titled: Renovate Right