License Minnesota

Lead Firm Certificate

A person that employs individuals to perform regulated lead work outside of the person's property must obtain certification as a certified lead firm.

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Lead Program -P.O. Box 64975, 625 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-4620
Contact Info:


Minnesota Department of Health

Lead Poisoning Prevention

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The Minnesota Department of Health Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.


Minn. Stats. 144.9505




Application for Lead Certified Firm

Application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Health (MDH) website, Lead Professionals section at Lead Poisoning Prevention Forms.


A completed Application for Lead Certified Firm.

A copy of the company's Worker's Compensation Certificate of Insurance.


Initial or renewal certificate - $100
Duplicate certificate - $25

A cashier's check or money order, payable to the Minnesota Department of Health. Do not send cash. Personal checks are not accepted.
This fee is not refundable.

Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

Period of Issuance:

A certificate is valid for 12 months from the issuance date of the certificate.

Length of Determination Process:

2-4 weeks

Other Pertinent Information:

Direct questions to the Minnesota Department of Health, Lead Program (651) 201-4620.