Alabama          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. For all new construction hard-wired alarms are required.


Alaska          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC 2006 or 2009. Code adoptions occur at the local level in Alaska.


Arizona               

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC 2009. Code adoptions occur at the local level in Arizona.


Arkansas          

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


California               

Smoke alarms are required in all residential settings. Hard-wired alarms are required in all new residential construction. Alarms are widely required in all bedrooms and hallways, on every level of the home.

 

Colorado          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC 2015.


Connecticut          

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


Delaware          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC 2012.


Florida               

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


Georgia               

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

 

Hawaii     

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


Idaho          

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


Illinois               

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


Chicago:

Requires that newly installed solely battery-operated devices in rental units be powered by sealed, 10-year batteries.

Effective date: January 2022


Owner occupied units are required to install 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms when replacing expired solely battery-powered alarms.

Effective date: January 2023


Indiana               

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


Iowa          

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


Solely battery-powered smoke alarms must be powered with a 10-year sealed battery in single- and two-family homes and townhomes. This amended rule removes the previous dual-sensor smoke alarm requirement.

Effective date: June 30, 2021

 

Kansas     

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC standards.


Kentucky               

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


Louisiana               

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


Maine               

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


Maryland               

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


Massachusetts                         

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction. Combination devices with two or more technologies that are incorporated into one unit shall have simulated voice and tone alarm features which clearly distinguishes between two or more events such as carbon monoxide and smoke.


Michigan          

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


Minnesota          

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


Mississippi          

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


Missouri          

Missouri has no statewide requirements, though smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings.


Montana          

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


Nebraska          

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


Nevada          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC 2012.


New Hampshire          

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


New Jersey          

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

10-year sealed battery alarms are required in existing single-, double- and multi-family dwellings that were constructed prior to the state's adoption of the Uniform Construction Code Act of 1975.

Effective date: January 1, 2019


New Mexico          

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


New York               

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


North Carolina               

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


North Dakota          

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


Ohio                         

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


Oklahoma          

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


Oregon               

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


Pennsylvania               

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


Rhode Island          

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


South Carolina          

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


South Dakota          

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


Tennessee          

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


Texas          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC standards.

San Antonio:

Single- and multi-family dwellings that are rented out by a third party must ensure all units are equipped with smoke alarms, CO alarms, and fire extinguishers. Owners must also post an emergency escape plan conspicuously within the unit.

Effective date: February 2019


Utah          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC 2015.


Vermont                    

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC standards.


Virginia          

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


Washington          

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


West Virginia          

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


Wisconsin               

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC standards.


Wyoming          

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction in local jurisdictions that have adopted IRC 2015.


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