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A. All existing hotels, motels, dormitories, apartments, lodging or rooming houses, board and care facilities, and one- and two- family dwellings, that are leased or rented shall be protected with smoke detectors which are listed or approved by a nationally recognized testing organization or laboratory. Such detectors shall be an ionization or a photoelectric AC or DC power supply type device. When activated, such detectors shall be suitable to warn the occupants of the presence of smoke and the possibility of fire danger.
B. Such detectors shall be provided and installed by the owner of all leased or rented residential occupancies. Such detectors shall be maintained in good working order by the owner.
C. It is the duty of the occupants of apartments and one- or two- family dwellings to maintain the smoke detector batteries.
D. It is the duty of the occupant not to intentionally or negligently interfere with or damage the detector or its proper functioning.
E. Prior to the time of any transfer of ownership or when any alterations, repairs or additions requiring a building permit and having a valuation in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) occur, the owner of an existing single-family dwelling not having an operable smoke detector shall install a minimum of one approved smoke detector in the dwelling.
F. The smoke detectors described in this section shall be installed as herein provided before June 15, 1988. (Ord. 1285, 5-10-1988)