Community Planning & Economic Development

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Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Installing Smoke Alarms

At-a-glance

Battery Powered Smoke Alarms

Is a ...

Required?

Permit

No

Contractor

No

Zoning Check and Site Plan

No

Inspection

No

Construction Plan Review

No

Hardwired Smoke Alarms

Is a ...

Required?

Permit

Yes

Contractor

No

Zoning Check and Site Plan

Yes

Inspection

Yes

Construction Plan Review

Yes

Before You Start

Look at these pages:

Requirements for Additions and Alterations (pdf)

Minimum Standards for Dwellings (pdf)

Finding a licensed contractor

A Consumer’s Guide to Hiring a Residential Building Contractor (pdf)

Site Plan

Zoning Approval

About Permits

Applying for a Permit

Permits Overview

Timeline for Completion

About the Inspections Process

Site Plan

Inspections Process

Handouts for Smoke Alarms/CO Detectors

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke Detectors from the Minnesota Housing Inspection Services (pdf) (Minimum standard of Housing Maintenance Code)

Requirements for smoke alarms at Common Required Repairs

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011