Massachusetts law requires that all residential structures be equipped with approved smoke detectors upon sale.  Update all detectors older than 10 years old. 

The local fire department will issue a certificate to prove compliance.  This is the sellers expense.  Call to make an appointment, lead time varies one to two weeks, usually $50 each visit. Forward the original certificate document to your attorney before close. 



   

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