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