Smoke Detectors

Landlords are required to install and maintain smoke detectors in rental properties in accordance with the Ludington City Cole.

Sec. 6-88. Installation
Every landlord shall install a UL-approved smoke detector in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions on the ceiling or within 6 inches of the ceiling in each of the following locations in a rental unit:
  • In each bedroom or sleeping area
  • In the immediate vicinity of the main heating unit and the water heater. If either the heating unit or water heater is or if both of these are located in the basement, the smoke detector shall be installed in the stairwell leading to the basement
  • In each common hallway between dwelling units in any structure containing more than 1 dwelling unit
  • As otherwise required by any applicable state or local building code in effect in the city