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Smoke and Co Detector Inspections

Massachusetts General Law, chapter 148 section 26f and the Comprehensive Fire Safety Code 527 CMR 1.00:13.7.4 mandates that upon the sale or transfer of certain homes, the seller must install approved smoke detectors. These requirements apply to residences that were built or modified prior to the creation of the Massachusetts State Building Code (January 1, 1975). If a building was built or has undergone renovation, addition, or modification after January 1, 1975, the date the building permit was issued determines the smoke detector requirements of the building code.


The Williamsburg fire department schedules Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Inspection by appointment only and should be scheduled at least 2 or 3 weeks prior to the closing date.

To schedule an inspection please call (413) 268-7233.

Inspection fees are contingent on the type of residential structure:

  • Single-Family: $50
  • Two-Family: $100
  • Three - Six Family: $150
  • Seven or more family: $500
  • Re-inspection- A Fee of $25 will be assessed on all properties that require a re-inspection with-in 60 days of the initial inspection. After 60 days, the normal fee will be assessed.

Payments are required at the time of inspection and all checks are payable to the

"Town of Williamsburg"


Smoke & CO Permit Form

Guide to Massachusetts Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Requirements, One or Two Family Residence

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Chief – Jason A. Connell
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Deputy Chief – Daryl Springman
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Fire Dept Admin – Kenneth Taylor
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16 Main Street
P.O. Box 425
Williamsburg MA 01096
Phone: (413) 268-7233
Fax: (413) 268-7846
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