Ridgefield, New Jersey

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Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements

Information Regarding One and Two Family Residential Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

All one and two family residences are required to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed as follows:

Smoke detectors are required on each level and outside each sleeping area.

Carbon monoxide detectors are required in the immediate vicinity of sleeping areas, except if the structure does not have a fuel burning device or an attached garage.

It is highly recommended that you change all batteries twice a year, following the “Change your clock, change your battery” program.

Certificates of Compliance for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, needed for transfer of ownership of a dwelling are available through the Building Department and the Construction Official. The Fire Prevention Bureau does not have jurisdiction to issue these certificates.

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