Effective December 1, 2016, the Department of Fire Services will implement new regulations requiring owners of single or multi-family homes built prior to 1975 to replace expired and non-working smoke detectors with new ones equipped with a ten year sealed battery. Compliance will be checked by Fire Departments when they conducting pre-transfer inspections.
It is important to check with your local building inspector and/or fire department for guidance as specific requirements on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors vary based on when the home was constructed or last renovated. Additional information can also be found on the Public Safety Page of the state website. Department of Public Safety – Smoke Alarm Regulations