NEW REQUIREMENT-Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Detectors

The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a notice on January 31, 2022, to clarify federal requirements for carbon monoxide alarms and detectors.

Public housing agencies and authorities (PHAs), and owners of properties that receive federal rental assistance must comply with the International Fire Code (IFC) 2018 standards on the installation of carbon monoxide alarms or detectors by December 27, 2022.

The carbon monoxide requirement was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and provided for meeting the requirement within two years of enactment.  Carbon monoxide alarms or detectors must be installed in each dwelling unit and the devices must meet or exceed the standards set in Chapters 9 and 11 of the 2018 International Fire Code.  Read full notice below:

New Requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms & Detectors

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