Guide Massachusetts law about carbon monoxide detectors

A compilation of laws, regulations, cases, and web sources on carbon monoxide detectors law.

Massachusetts law

Nicole's Law: MGL c.148, s.26F 1/2
Law effective March 31, 2006 requires carbon monoxide detectors in most homes. The law is named for 7-year-old Nicole Garofalo, who died in January 2005 when a heating vent in her house was blocked by snow drifts, allowing carbon monoxide to accumulate in the home.

Massachusetts regulations

527 CMR 1 (page 123-140) Massachusetts comprehensive fire safety code

The section covering carbon monoxide detectors can be found beginning on page 123 of 527 CMR 1. This section begins: "13.7 Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide Protection Systems."

Web sources

Handling Residential Real Estate Transactions in Massachusetts, MCLE loose-leaf, chapter 4.2

Last update: January 19, 2018


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