Town of Highlands, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Highlands 8-10-1982 by L.L. No. 1-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 152-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SMOKE DETECTION DEVICES
Are mechanisms designed to detect smoke and to actuate an audible alarm. Said devices shall provide an indication that an alarm is energized and shall be reasonably free from false alarms. Said devices may be either battery operated, plug in or wired directly. Each such device shall be of a model and type approved by Underwriters' Laboratory, Inc., or the Factory Mutual Testing Laboratories.

§ 152-2 Requirements for residential units.

A. 
At least one single station smoke detecting alarm device shall be provided adjacent to sleeping quarters in each residential rental unit, whether apartment, tenement, mobile home, motel, hotel or trailer or any other residential rental facility.
B. 
Said device shall be installed in a location in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 101, § 11-3.3.3.
C. 
Responsibility.
(1) 
It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the premises to install such smoke detector(s) in accordance with the chapter and the NFPA Code and to maintain such smoke detector.
(2) 
It shall be the responsibility of the tenant(s) to maintain such smoke detector and to notify the landlord in writing if replacement is required. Tenants of hotel rooms and motel rooms shall have no obligation to maintain the smoke detectors.
D. 
Authority is hereby delegated to the Code Enforcement Officer, in cooperation with fire inspectors (if any), to assure compliance with the terms of this chapter.
E. 
Battery power shall be permitted only if the detection device is equipped with an audible alarm to indicate low voltage in the battery.
F. 
There shall be a minimum of one detector for each habitable level of the dwelling unit.

§ 152-3 Publication.

The Town Clerk of the Town of Highlands is authorized to publish a copy of this chapter in the Code of the Town of Highlands.

§ 152-4 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).