Summary: This Tip and the Seattle Residential Code apply to detached single-family houses, duplexes, family home day cares, and townhouses not more than three stories in height. When we use the term, “residence” in this Tip, we mean both single- and multi- family dwellings. This Tip describes the requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in residences and in home day cares.

Date Revised: 07/28/2022

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