Did You Know Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms Are Now Required in DC's Property Maintenance Code?
The District of Columbia now requires the installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in buildings with residential occupancies effective March 28, 2017.
Both property owners and tenants are responsible for ensuring their units are in compliance. We highly encourage you to get more details
here and to read the
FAQs- including the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) contact information- about what landlords and property owners must do.
Here are some key facts about enforcement:
March 1 - September 30, 2017: DCRA will be educating the public about the transition and inspectors will begin issuing "warning" notices.
Beginning October 1, 2017: Inspectors will issue a "Notice of Violation" to property owners failing to comply with the code, which may include a fine.
Please Note: GCAAR's Forms Committee is reviewing the issue to determine whether updates will be made to any GCAAR Forms.