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    The Environmental Lead Program (ELP) is within the
    Division for Regulatory Services
    P. O. Box 149347
    Austin, TX 787143947
    (512) 834-6770 

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Environmental Lead Program



The Texas Online Payment System is currently unavailable to make asbestos, mold, and lead notification payments.  Payments may be made in the form of a check or money order and sent to the payment address provided on the notification invoice.  This does not impact the payment of licensing fees.


Special message for military personnel, spouses, and veterans

The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our active duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, is spreading the word to military personnel, their spouses, and veterans about licenses they may be eligible for and that may assist them in their search for work.

Military personnel or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training, knowledge, and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members may also have met some licensing requirements related to this status.

Military personnel, their spouses, and veterans who are interested in obtaining an asbestos, mold, or lead license and would like additional information regarding requirements may contact the Environmental and Sanitation Licensing Group (ESLG) at 512-834-6600 ext 2174.

In addition to assistance with obtaining licensure, ESLG staff can assist deployed military service members who are currently licensed in Texas with license renewal requirements.  

We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the State of Texas.

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The mission of the Environmental Lead Program is to protect the public, especially young children, from exposure to lead in their environment through assuring that persons conducting lead inspections, lead risk assessments, and lead abatements in target housing (built before 1978) and child-occupied facilities (built before 1978) are properly trained and certified and are following minimum standards that protect the health of workers and building occupants.

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Environmental Lead Program
Policy, Standards, & Quality Assurance Unit MC 1987
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas  78714-9347
(If shipping OVERNIGHT, only USPS Special Service Deliveries will deliver to a P. O. Box.  UPS or Federal Express will NOT)
1-888-778-9440, ext. 2434 ( Toll-free in Texas)
(512) 834-6787, ext. 2434
Fax: (512) 834-6726

(If shipping OVERNIGHT, only special service deliveries such as UPS or Federal Express [NOT USPS] are delivered to this address)
Environmental Lead Program
Policy, Standards, & Quality Assurance Unit MC 1987
Texas Department of State Health Services
The Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street
Austin, Texas 78754-4535

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Last updated September 09, 2014