Minnesota CO Detector Laws for Multi-Family Dwellings

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    • Minnesota law requires that all multifamily units have CO detectors installed within 10 feet of each sleeping room. If there is no way to place one CO detector so that it is within 10 feet of all sleeping rooms, then multifamily managers must install two or more CO detectors.

    Time Frame

    • The law went into effect on August 1st, 2009, and covers both new and existing multifamily residences.


    • According to Minnesota law, multifamily units that do not have any sources of carbon monoxide are not required to install carbon monoxide detectors. However, the owner of such a multifamily property must inform the commissioner of public safety that there is no threat of CO release.

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