EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008, IT IS A LAW IN THE STATE FLORIDA
SB1822 – CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

Every year many lives are lost due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning under circumstances that are preventable. Governor Charlie Crist signed into law a bill that will make Florida a safer place to live and ultimately save lives!

A carbon monoxide alarm will be required in every building (residential and commercial) for which a building permit is issued for new construction on or after July 1, 2008, and having a fossil-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage. The carbon monoxide alarm will need to be installed within 10 feet of each room used for sleeping purposes.

The new State Law also applies to public lodging, as it relates to every enclosed space or room that contains a boiler system.