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Permits, Licenses and Inspections

There are a variety of circumstances that require permits, licensing and inspections within the City of Lancaster.


For more information on the Renovate, Repair, Painting Rule, please visit  

If you are working on a pre-1978 property, please read the following:
Make sure lead safety is a part of your renovation. EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA, use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.  In order to become certified renovators, individuals must take training from an EPA-accredited training provider. For firms to be certified, they must submit an application and fee to EPA online. For more information, visit or call the Lead Hotline: 1 (800) 424-LEAD [5323].