Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Install Smoke Alarms - It's the Law!

Make it Stop! Advice for dealing with nuisance alarms

Install Smoke Alarms: It’s The Law!

Every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.

Homeowners: must install and maintain smoke alarms on every storey of their home and outside sleeping areas.

Landlords: must ensure their rental properties comply with the law.

Tenants: contact your landlord immediately if you do not have the required number of smoke alarms. It is against the law for tenants to remove the batteries or tamper with the alarm in any way.

Failure to comply with the Fire Code smoke alarm requirements could result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals or $100,000 for corporations.

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