Town of Braintree Requirements for Certificate of Compliance for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
If you need a Certificate of Compliance for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors for a condo or single family home read these guidelines thoroughly and follow all instructions in order to acquire a certificate.
In order to be compliant with the regulation you will need:
• Smoke detectors
• Carbon monoxide detectors
• House numbers
Responsibilities of the Realtor / Homeowner
It is the responsibility of the realtor / homeowner to place the proper detector in the locations required.
It is important that the smoke detectors and CO detectors be approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Be sure that the detectors have the UL label on the back of the detectors.
Typical single family residences built before January 1, 1975
View the Guide to Massachusetts Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Requirements (PDF).
In residences not subject to MGL c.148,s.26F(built after January 1975), the smoke detector upgrade is recommended, but is not required by law. This would be in reference to those properties that have hard wired detection systems.