Date: September 19, 2011
As of July 1, 2011, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill – SB 183) will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms within the home by July 1, 2011. Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings, have until January 1, 2013 to comply with the law.
(Cal. Health & Safety Code § 17926.2(b).) California State Building Department Inspectors will not sign off on permits for alterations, repairs or additions exceeding $1,000 until the CO devices listed on the California State Fire Marshal Approved Carbon Monoxide Alarms List are properly installed.
Per the San Bernardino Building Department: Combo units (CO sensor and smoke detector combination units) are required on each level of a house or building, including basements, installed outside the access to each bedroom. This new law applies to all homes or buildings with gas appliances and attached garages. Homes or building with all electric appliances and detached garages are exempt. Additionally, smoke detectors are required within each bedroom. For a final inspection to be signed off by an inspector, owners must provide access to the inspector for inspection and confirmation of properly installed sensors.
For More Information: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Carbon Monoxide (CO) Devices