Residential Landlord and Tenant

ORS 90.316
Carbon monoxide alarm


Unless a dwelling unit contains one or more properly functioning carbon monoxide alarms installed in compliance with State Fire Marshal rules and with any applicable requirements of the state building code when a tenant takes possession of the dwelling unit, a landlord may not enter into a rental agreement creating a new tenancy in the dwelling unit if the dwelling unit:


Contains a carbon monoxide source; or


Is located within a structure that contains a carbon monoxide source and the dwelling unit is connected to the room in which the carbon monoxide source is located by a door, ductwork or a ventilation shaft.


The landlord shall provide a new tenant with alarm testing instructions as described in ORS 90.317 (Repair or replacement of carbon monoxide alarm).


If a carbon monoxide alarm is battery-operated or has a battery-operated backup system, the landlord shall supply working batteries for the alarm at the beginning of a new tenancy. [2009 c.591 §10; 2011 c.42 §5]
Note: See 105.844 (Short title).


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May 26, 2023