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ACT NO. 19


Carbon monoxide detectors

This act requires that protection against carbon monoxide poisoning be included in all buildings.

On and after July 1, 2005, existing privately owned and occupied single family dwellings must have a carbon monoxide detector properly installed and functioning, along with a smoke detector, in the bedroom area at the time ownership of the property is transferred. Also, carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in new homes constructed after July 1, 2005. In any case, the owner-occupier of a private home is not required to use or maintain the carbon monoxide detector.

On or after October 1, 2005, all buildings in which people sleep, excluding owner-occupied single family dwellings, are required to have one or more properly installed and functional carbon monoxide detectors in the bedroom vicinity.

No later than November 1, 2006, all public buildings in which people do not sleep shall include adequate protection against carbon monoxide poisoning as determined by the Department of Public Safety.

Effective Date: July 1, 2005

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont