Smoke Detector Inspections

Massachusetts State of Emergency Update

The Governor, pursuant to his Executive Authority during this declared state of emergency, has signed two executive orders affecting (1) the expiration of professional licenses and registrations issued by the Commonwealth and; (2) the temporary deferral of smoke and CO inspections required by M.G.L. Chapter 148 Section 26F and 26F ½

Governor’s Emergency Executive Orders Affecting Licensing and Inspections (PDF)

Under Normal Circumstances

If you are selling your home,  you will need a certificate of compliance that shows your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the requirements for a sale or transfer. The Mass. Department of Fire Safety has a resource guide on Preparing Your Home for Smoke & CO Alarm Inspections.

For scheduling residential smoke detector inspections, call between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Please note the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations adopted revised smoke alarm regulations that go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016. The changes apply to one- and two-family residences built before Jan. 1, 1975 that have not been substantially altered.