- Smoke & Carbon Detector Inspections
Smoke & Carbon Detector Inspections
Not sure which inspection you need? Please see the chart at the on this page.
To schedule a Smoke Detector Inspection, for a home that is being sold, please visit Headquarters located at 500 Taunton Avenue. Inspections are conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays between the hours of 9:30 am and noon, and on Thursdays between the hours of 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm (At this time, inspections cannot be scheduled by phone or through the website. We are sorry for the inconvenience.)
The Fee is $50 for a single family home which must be paid at the time the appointment is scheduled, acceptable forms of payment are check and cash only. (Checks made payable to Town of Seekonk)
To schedule a Certificate of Compliance, for a recently built home, please call 508-336-8510, ext. 52000 to schedule an inspection. Inspections are conducted Mondays, Wednesdays between the hours of 9:30 am and noon, and on Thursdays between the hours of 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Note: Please refer to the Smoke Detectors Consumer Guide (PDF) for Massachusetts requirements of Smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors.
Smoke Detectors M.G.L. c 148 s. 26F
Massachusetts General Law, chapter 148 section 26F and the Comprehensive Fire Safety Code 527 CMR 1:13.7.4 mandates that upon the sale or transfer of certain homes, the seller must install approved smoke detectors. These requirements apply to residences that were built or modified prior to creation of the Massachusetts State Building Code (January 1, 1975). If a building was built or has undergone renovation, addition or modification after January 1, 1975, the date the building permit was issued determines the smoke detector requirements of the building code.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms M.G.L. c 148 s. 26F1/2
Massachusetts General Law, chapter 14 section 26F1/2 and 527 CMR 1:13.7.6 mandates that upon the sale or transfer of any residence, the local fire department must inspect the residence for carbon monoxide alarm compliance. After a successful inspection, the local fire department will issue a Certificate of Compliance indicating that the residence meets the carbon monoxide alarm requirements. Smoke detector and CO alarm inspections can be conducted in the same visit.