One or Two Family Home permitted ON or AFTER February 4, 2011 (Feb 4, 2011-Present)

Smoke alarms are required as follows:

  • –  One smoke alarm on every habitable level of the residence.
  • –  One smoke alarm at the base of each stairway.
  • –  One smoke alarm outside of each separate sleeping area.
  • –  One smoke alarm inside every sleeping area.
  • –  A minimum of one smoke alarm must be installed for every 1,200 square feet of living space per level.
  • –  Must be hardwired and interconnected with battery backup.
  • –  All smoke alarms must be photoelectric.

Carbon monoxide alarms are required as follows:

  • –  On every level of the residence, including basements and habitable portions of attics, and must be located within 10 feet of each bedroom door.
  • –  Combination alarms (photoelectric smoke and carbon monoxide alarm) may be used.
  • –  Must be hardwired and interconnected with battery backup. (May be separately wired from the existing smoke detection system.)

Heat alarms are required as follows:

  • –  Must have a single heat alarm in any garage attached to or under the residence.
  • –  Must be hardwired and interconnected with or without battery backup to the existing smoke detection system.
  • –  Heat alarms are not required in garages of older homes unless renovation, addition or modification occurs after Jan. 1, 2008.