Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Affidavit required at closing on or after January 1, 2014

Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Affidavit
 required at closing on or after January 1, 2014


The threat of Carbon Monoxide is real and as of January 1, 2014, Sellers of 1-2 family homes built prior to October 1, 2005 will be required to furnish their purchasers with an affidavit that the property has working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors or to provide a $250 credit.

Despite the fact that the seller’s attorney will be required to obtain the affidavit, ECAR is posting the affidavit on the ECAR web site in several places to make the public and members aware of the new law. The posting contains the affidavit, an explanatory brochure provided by CAR, and Public Act 13-272 which contains the exemptions for obtaining the affidavit.

The combined documents can be found:
– on the Learn page
– or linked to directly at

The Connecticut Association of REALTORS® has produced a series of public service announcements highlighting how CO detectors can save lives, and the new law. For more information and to listen go to