A number of states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. In addition, Virginia allows tenants to install carbon monoxide detectors in rental properties if they believe it is necessary to ensure their safety. Texas requires carbon monoxide detectors in certain day-care centers, group day-care homes, and family homes. Connecticut and Maryland require installation of carbon monoxide detectors in schools.
Note: The information on this page is for reference by state legislators and legislative staff. If you are a homeowner, landlord or tenant with questions about carbon monoxide detector requirements in your area, please contact your state or local housing department.
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