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How Do I know how to prepare for a resale inspection?

  1. A house is held to the smoke/carbon monoxide detector regulations that were in place WHEN THE HOUSE WAS BUILT.  Using the Town of Barnstable records for the “Year Built” find the appropriate page in the regulations.*  Inspectors are available to answer questions via phone Monday – Friday, 0800-0930 hrs.
  2. Please refer to current COVID letter on home page of website for instructions to schedule a smoke inspection currently.  You will be asked to complete and mail in a small amount of paperwork and pay the fee of $25 (cash or check only) to secure an appointment.
  3. Our phone # is 508-790-2375  Ext. 1.  Please call with any questions.
  4. Download the Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Compliance Checklist

*If you have added to the house or done a major renovation that required a building permit, the house will be held to the standard of the date of renovation.  If you are unsure which date applies to your house please call our Department.

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