Connecticut Requiring Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors on Home Sales.

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Connecticut Requiring Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors on Home Sales.

Buying or Selling a single family or two family home in Connecticut as of January 1st, 2014 will now require Carbon Monoxide detectors at closing or the seller will face a $250 fine.

Public Act No. 13-272 “An Act Requiring Working Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Certain Residential Buildings at the Time Title is Transferred”  requires that sellers of 1-2 family homes built prior to October 1, 2005 will be required to furnish purchasers with an affidavit that the property has working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors or does not pose a risk to CO poisoning because it does not contain any fuel burning appliances, fireplaces or attached garage.

Best practice and common sense for all homeowners, landlords and tenants is to make sure that they have working:

  • Smoke detectors.
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors.
  • Working fire extinguishers.
  • Save and tape instruction sheet to item, write date of installation on item, check and replace items according to manufactures instructions.

Fact Sheet on Carbon Monoxide:   (click on highlights to get more information)

  • CO is a colorless, odorless and deadly gas produced by the incomplete burning of fossil fuels
  • CO is produced by all fuel burning appliances
  • Gas and oil furnaces
  • Wood, kerosene and pellet stoves
  • Automobile exhaust
  • Gas dryers oven/stoves
  • Fueled heaters

Some of the symptoms of CO poisoning:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Loss of consciousness, brain damage and death


To get more information visit Connecticut Association of Realtors Connecticut Association of Realtors Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet.



This article has been written by David Popoff.


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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment today, i wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year as well. Here in NH they are required on new homes and any home rented but not all homes yet. 

Dec 30, 2013 10:51 PM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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We often complain about state requirements but this is a very good requirement. Every home occupant should make sure that their family has the protection of working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Dec 30, 2013 10:54 PM #2
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

David, your state is behind on this one...we've been doing it for fact you can not close a transaction in RI without one...a good to you!

Dec 30, 2013 11:06 PM #3
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

David like Ginny we have been doing it for years.   This is a good law, as it will save lives.  I like the fact sheet and other advice shared with your readers.

Have a fantastic 2014.

Dec 31, 2013 02:31 PM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Do they have to be hard wired or are battery operated OK?

Jan 08, 2014 08:26 PM #7
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
Jan 09, 2014 03:59 AM #8
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