Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Inspections

After a successful inspection for smoke detector compliance, the local fire department will issue a Certificate of Compliance indicating that the residence meets the smoke detector requirements. Inspections cost

Before you schedule a smoke detector compliance, you must pay the fee online by electronic check or at the Fire Department with a check.  

One Family - $25
Two Family - $50

After paying for your inspection you need to call and schedule an appointment, (978) 630-4051 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and ask to schedule a smoke/CO inspection.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Specifications for Homeowners

As of March 31, 2006, all residents are required to have these detectors installed.

The CO detectors can be one of several styles: battery monitored, 110 volt (plug-in) with battery backup, hard wired with battery backup, low voltage with battery backup, battery monitored combination photoelectric smoke detector and CO detector (must be used within 20 feet of a bathroom or kitchen), battery monitored combination ionization smoke detector and CO detector may be used as long as they are greater than 20 feet away from a kitchen or bathroom and hard wired combination photoelectric smoke detector and CO detector with battery backup.

All detectors shall be of UL listing or other accepted testing company.

Multi-family Homes

Again detectors shall be located on each living level of the building, (including the basement). In each apartment where bedrooms are located directly off the kitchen, a CO detector shall be located in the kitchen within 10 feet of the bedroom doors. CO detectors shall not be located in hallways between floors.

Responsible Party

The property owner is the responsible party to make sure these detectors are installed and maintained with an annual inspection and replacement of batteries.