Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements

Carbon Monoxide Regulations

For buildings with fossil-fuel burning equipment or enclosed parking areas, the regulations require carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home and within ten feet of each sleeping area and in habitable portions of attics. If your home contains equipment which includes: 

  • Water heaters
  • Oil or gas furnaces
  • Wood or gas fireplaces
  • Wood pellet stoves
  • Gas clothes dryers
  • Gas cooking stoves

Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements

You will need to follow the CO detector requirements. Homes with  attached garages will also require CO detectors.      

  • May be ceiling or wall mounted if CO only detector.  May be either:
    • Battery powered
    • AC plug-in with battery backup 
    • Hardwired with battery backup
  • A CO detector must be located  on every level of the residence, including: basements and habitable portions of attics but excluding crawl spaces.
  • A CO detector must be located within the immediate vicinity of the sleeping area, not to exceed 10 feet from any bedroom door.
  • Homes with attached garages will also require CO detectors in the home and not in the garage.