Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection


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Introduction

Please fill out the form completely and accurately to avoid delays. All fields are necessary unless stated otherwise. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from our staff that your inspection request was submitted.

  • We require a minimum of 10 business days advance notice (not including weekends/holidays) to schedule appointments.

  • All requests will be entered into our system on a first-come, first-served basis and assigned based on the first available appointment date.

    • If you do not receive a confirmation of your request for inspection or if you have not received your scheduled inspection date within the above stated allotted timeframe please check your spam folder, if it is not there please email smokedetector.bfd@cityofboston.gov or call 617-343-3628
    • If you have any other questions regarding your inspection you may also contact us at smokedetector.bfd@cityofboston.gov or call 617-343-2191.
      Note: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections cannot be scheduled on this line.
  • Requested 'preferred' inspection days are not guaranteed.

  • Please do not submit multiple requests for the same inspection.

  • We do not perform afternoon inspections in Allston, Brighton, or East Boston.

  • At the time of inspection, please have a money order or business check payable to the City of Boston for the correct amount.

MGL Chapter 148 sec 26F requires that sellers of residential properties built prior to 1975 having 1- 5 dwelling units obtain a Certificate of Compliance for Smoke Detectors upon sale or transfer. Properties built after January 1, 1975 or having 6 or more dwelling units are exempt from the requirements of 26F and are not inspected by the BFD for smoke detector compliance.

MGL Chapter 148 sec 26F ½ require sellers of residential dwelling units regardless of the year of construction or number of units to obtain a Certificate of Compliance for Carbon Monoxide detectors.

Building/Contact
Building Information

The complete address where inspection is to be performed. If applicable, include Suite/Apt/Unit #.

 

Please provide the property owner's current address.

 
Contact Information

A contact (over 18 years of age) must be available to let the Inspector into the building on the day of inspection. The following contact information may be used on the day of inspection to notify the contact of any traffic delays, to obtain directions or to obtain any other necessary information.

 
 

Please provide the contact person's current address.

 
Inspection Information
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Inspection Fees
Single Family or Condo Unit
$50.00
Two Units
$100.00
Three Units
$150.00
Four Units
$150.00
Five Units
$150.00
Six Units*
$150.00
Seven or More Units*
$500.00
 

At the time of inspection, please have a business check or money order payable to the City of Boston for the correct amount.

*In buildings with 6 or more dwelling units or built after January 1, 1975 the Boston Fire Department inspects and issues certificates for carbon monoxide detectors only.

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NOTE: If Smoke and or Carbon Monoxide detector does not have a test button on unit, you are required to have a technician present to activate the system at time of inspection.

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