Fire Extinguisher Inspection Requirements

A residential Smoke Detector/CO Detector/Fire Extinguisher inspection is performed in conjunction with the CCO (Certificate of Continued Occupancy) inspection. A simple application can be completed when applying for a residential CCO when selling or renting a home. Inspections will be scheduled depending on availability.  The cost of the Smoke Detector/CO Detector Compliance Certificate is $50 if scheduled 10 days prior to change of occupancy, $70 if scheduled 4 to 10 days  prior to change or $125 if scheduled less than 4 days prior.  Cash or Money Order are acceptable methods of payment. The Certificate issued is good for six months from the date of issuance. The following items are inspected so that a Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Detector / Compliance Certificate can be issued.

Smoke Detectors

Operating Smoke Detectors must be installed on each level/floor of the home (basement included) and are required to be within ten feet of any sleeping area.  Original systems installed within the homes at the time of construction must be maintained (e.g. Interconnected systems cannot be replaced with a stand-alone battery - operated one).

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Homeowners are required to install a carbon monoxide detector as per manufacturer installation instructions of the brand they choose.  A minimum of 1 must be installed in the vicinity of all sleeping areas.  If bedrooms exist on more than one level, additional detectors are required to protect each area.  Instruction booklet/directions should be left for future homeowner.

Fire Extinguishers

All residential units must have a fire extinguisher rated for residential use.  It must be 2A-10BC-type and weigh no more than 10 lbs.  It is suggested that the extinguisher be placed in the kitchen cabinet under the sink or mounted within 10 feet of the kitchen.