Smoke & CO Inspections

A Certificate of Compliance is required for the sale or transfer of a property (M.G.L. c 148 s.26).  

How do I make a smoke detector inspection?

Starting on Monday, June 15, 2020, the Fire Department will start accepting phone calls to schedule appointments for smoke inspections.  Fire Department Headquarters is currently still closed to the public.  Please visit the smoke detector information page for more information regarding our new procedure.

How much does a smoke detector inspection cost?

The cost for a single family residence is $40.  For multiple family homes, the cost is $40 for the first unit and $10 for each additional unit (2 Family = $50; 3 Family = $60).

The smoke detector requirements are available on the Fire Department website.  The year the house was built will determine which informational sheet to use.  However, if the property was renovated with additional bedrooms, added an attached garage or included major alterations such as gutting, re-configuring bedroom walls, installing hard-wired smoke detectors, etc, the year these renovations were performed will supersede the original construction date.