299F.51 REQUIREMENTS FOR CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS.
Subdivision 1. Generally.
Every single family dwelling and every dwelling unit in a
multifamily dwelling must have an approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm installed
within ten feet of each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes.
Subd. 2. Owner's duties.
The owner of a multifamily dwelling unit which is required to be
equipped with one or more approved carbon monoxide alarms must:
(1) provide and install one approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm within ten feet
of each room lawfully used for sleeping; and
(2) replace any required carbon monoxide alarm that has been stolen, removed, found
missing, or rendered inoperable during a prior occupancy of the dwelling unit and which has
not been replaced by the prior occupant prior to the commencement of a new occupancy of
a dwelling unit.
Subd. 3. Occupant's duties.
The occupant of each dwelling unit in a multifamily dwelling
in which an approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm has been provided and installed
by the owner must:
(1) keep and maintain the device in good repair; and
(2) replace any device that is stolen, removed, missing, or rendered inoperable during the
occupancy of the dwelling unit.
Subd. 4. Battery removal prohibited.
No person shall remove batteries from, or in any way
render inoperable, a required carbon monoxide alarm.
Subd. 5. Exceptions; certain multifamily dwellings and state-operated facilities.
lieu of requirements of subdivision 1, multifamily dwellings may have approved and operational
carbon monoxide alarms installed between 15 and 25 feet of carbon monoxide-producing central
fixtures and equipment, provided there is a centralized alarm system or other mechanism for
responsible parties to hear the alarm at all times.
(b) An owner of a multifamily dwelling that contains minimal or no sources of carbon
monoxide may be exempted from the requirements of subdivision 1, provided that such owner
certifies to the commissioner of public safety that such multifamily dwelling poses no foreseeable
carbon monoxide risk to the health and safety of the dwelling units.
(c) The requirements of this section do not apply to facilities owned or operated by the
state of Minnesota.
History: 2006 c 260 art 3 s 21
NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2006, chapter 260, article 3, section 21, is effective
January 1, 2007, for all newly constructed single family and multifamily dwelling units for which
building permits were issued on or after January 1, 2007; August 1, 2008, for all existing single
family dwelling units; and August 1, 2009, for all multifamily dwelling units. Laws 2006, chapter
260, article 3, section 21, the effective date.