Fire Inspection Requirements for Home
Sale or Rental Change of Occupancy
Uniform Fire Code requires before the change of occupancy (home sale or change of renter), the owner shall obtain a Smoke Detector Carbon Monoxide Alarm Certificate (CSDCMAC) in any 1-family or 2-family dwelling unit and also in apartment units. If you live in a home, the homeowner/realtor is responsible for scheduling an inspection. If you live in an apartment, the management company is responsible for scheduling and inspection.
Each level of the dwelling is required to have a smoke detector. The detectors are either battery powered or electric powered, depending on the year the house was built:
Carbon Monoxide detectors
Carbon Monoxide detectors must be in all dwellings, except those not containing fuel-burning appliances or do not have an attached garage (open parking structure is not an attached garage).
Carbon Monoxide detectors may be battery powered or plug in type or hard-wired and installed on wall, ceiling or in accordance to manufacture's installation instructions.
Uniform Fire Code requires fire extinguishers be installed upon the sale of property or change of occupancy.