What is the Maryland Smoke Alarm Law?
Effective January 1, 2018
For existing homes:
Smoke alarm requirements for existing homes are based on when the home was constructed. NFPA only requires smoke alarms outside each sleeping area and one on each level of the home. It also recommends that existing homes be equipped with the same number of smoke alarms required inside all sleeping rooms.
For New Construction:
New construction in Maryland has been updated and corresponds with the International Residential Code and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. An AC powered, battery back-up smoke alarm is required in every bedroom, in the common area outside of the bedrooms and on every other level of the dwelling unit, all required smoke alarms will be interconnected

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