California Department of Public Health - Dampness and Mold Law

CDPH Dampness Mold Law

Renters in California
The California Health & Safety Code requires property owners to provide a rental unit that is safe and healthy for the people living in it.

Beginning January 1, 2022, residential landlords shall provide this booklet to prospective residential tenants prior to entering the rental or lease agreement, in accordance with the 2001 Toxic Mold Protection Act (HSC #26148). This booklet, which explains the potential health risks and health impacts that may result from exposure to mold, was produced by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in 2020, in both English and Spanish versions.

Fixing Dampness and Mold Problems
The California Health & Safety Code (HSC §17920.3) says that when dampness or visible mold (or certain other conditions) in a home is a hazard to the health of occupants, the home is substandard and the property owner must fix the conditions.

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