If you need to schedule a smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspection
don’t wait until the last minute! The Boston Fire Department (BFD) allows for a smoke certificate to be good for 90 days, unlike the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which only allows for 60 days. Please encourage your sellers to apply for an inspection as soon as the purchase and sale is signed so they can get on the schedule for the Boston Fire Department. This will allow for plenty of time to get the inspection done and allow for corrective action when the home does not pass. Remember, during the spring, the BFD experiences a high volume of inspections so please plan ahead.