Oregon Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Oregon

SALEM, OR – Oregon now requires functioning carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in sleeping areas of dwellings with a CO source. The new laws and rules apply to the rental and sale of residential properties:

  • Beginning July 1, 2010
    For all new rental agreements, landlords must provide properly functioning CO alarms for rental dwelling units with, or within a structure containing, a CO source.
  • Beginning April 1, 2011
    Landlords must provide properly functioning CO alarms for all rental dwelling units with, or within a structure containing, a CO source.Home sellers of one- and two family dwellings, manufactured dwellings, or multifamily housing units containing a carbon monoxide source must have one or more properly functioning CO alarms before conveying fee title or transferring possession of a dwelling.All new construction of one- and two family dwellings, manufactured dwellings, or multifamily housing units containing a carbon monoxide source must have one or more properly functioning CO alarms before conveying fee title or transferring possession of a dwelling.

Questions and comments regarding the new law and rules should be directed to the Office of State Fire Marshal

Jeff Sorg

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Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.