Skip Navigation
 

 

 

 

Fire Department - Fire Marshal - Code Enforcement Section 
 

 

Social Networking Icons (Fb, Twitter, RSS, Pinterest, Email List)

 
 

Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detector Installation Requirements – The location and type of smoke detector required depends upon when your home was built. The following are the minimum requirements but you are encouraged to place additional detectors within your home including the interior of bedrooms and other rooms used for sleeping.
Homes built prior to July 1, 1975
At one smoke detector outside of but in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms or other rooms used for sleeping. The smoke detector can be a battery type or electric.
Homes built July 1975 thru December 31, 1988
At least one electric smoke detector outside of but in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms or other rooms used for sleeping.
Homes built on or after January 1, 1989 and prior to July 1, 1990
At least one electric smoke detector on each level of the home including the basement but excluding the attic. Detectors must be placed outside of but in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms or other rooms used for sleeping.
The detectors must be interconnected so that if one activates, the alarm in the other detectors also activates.
Homes built on or after July 1, 1990
At least one electric smoke detector with battery back up on each level of the home including the basement but excluding the attic. Detectors must be placed outside of but in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms or other rooms used for sleeping. The detectors must be interconnected so that if one activates, the alarm in the other detectors also activates.
The detectors must be interconnected so that if one activates, the alarm in the other detectors also activates.
Homes built on or after October 23, 2003
 At least one electric smoke detectors with battery back up on each level of the home including the basement but excluding the attic. Detectors must be placed inside of bedrooms and also outside of but in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms or other rooms used for sleeping. The detectors must be interconnected so that if one activates, the alarm in the other detectors also activates.


Anne Arundel County, MD. 44 Calvert Street Annapolis, MD. 21401 | Telephone: (410) 222-7000 | Suggestions | Disclaimer

Copyright 2008; All rights reserved