Guide to Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Laws in Oregon

When selling or renting a home in Oregon you may be required to update your alarms to meet the current requirements set forth by the Oregon State Fire Marshall. Most of the homes we inspect are in need of updates to meet these standards. Updating your alarm system prior to your inspection is a great way to get ahead in the sale of your home and gives you one less thing to worry about.

The most common issues we see in our inspections of smoke alarms are:

  1. Dead/Dying batteries in need of replacement.
  2. Smoke alarms more than 10 years old.
  3. Wired smoke alarms replaced with solely battery operated alarms.

The most common issues we see in our inspections of carbon monoxide alarms are:

  1. No carbon monoxide alarms are installed in the home.
  2. Alarms are installed further than 15 feet away from bedroom doors.
  3. Dead/Dying batteries in need of replacement.