Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Illinois requires carbon monoxide alarms
Homeowners and landlords throughout Illinois are required by law to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
Public Act 094-0741 requires every dwelling be equipped with at least one approved carbon monoxide alarm, in operating condition, within 15 feet of every sleeping room. This alarm may be battery operated, plug-in with battery back-up or wired into the home's AC power with a secondary battery back-up. Approved alarms bear the label of a nationally recognized testing laboratory and comply with the most recent standards of the Underwriters Laboratories or the Canadian Standard Association.