CO alarms are required in newly constructed one and two-family dwellings and town homes not more than three stories. Effective date: January 2013 CO alarms are required in existing multi-dwelling properties (hotels, motels, care facilities, multi-family housing, etc.) Effective date: January 2019 Cleveland: CO alarms are required in all rental dwelling units Effective date: January…

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Cleveland: All battery-operated smoke detectors must be replaced with 10-year battery models upon their expiration. The requirement applies to both new and existing homes. Effective date: May 2015

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Several municipalities have adopted regulations requiring photoelectric smoke alarms. Check with your local building department for more information.

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The Ohio residential smoke alarm law that requires the installation of smoke alarms with ionization and photoelectric technologies in new construction of one-, two-, and three-family dwellings. Effective date: January 2016

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Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction.

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