New Smoke Alarm Requirements Take Effect Jan 1

Blog Post Image

Updates to Smoke Alarms that will take effect on January 1, 2023. The law requires Illinois residents to replace their old smoke detectors with a long-term 10-year sealed battery.  

Main takeaways: 

  • The smoke alarms need to be changed out when they malfunction or stop working. Therefore, you do not need to have the updated smoke alarms prior to closing or listing the property.
  • Smoke alarms that are hardwired or WIFI fit within the updated requirements.
  • Housing providers/Landlords do not have any added mandates or regulations specific to their operations.
  • In many communities fire departments have these smoke alarms to give away for free to residents or at a reduced cost. Here is a list of Fire Departments in McHenry County, Illinois.

To view the Illinois Law, in its entirety, click here.