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Online Smoke Detector Request Form

To provide free smoke detectors to all City of Charlottesville VA residents
To meet the City's Strategic Plan of creating "Safer and Healthier Neighborhoods"

To prevent the loss of life from fire in the City
To have 100% of residences in the City protected by an installed and functional smoke detector within 5 years.

What are the requirements to receive a free smoke Detector?
You must be a City resident

How Do I Get a Smoke Detector?

Call the Fire Department's Neighborhood Safety Hotline 970-3245 or use our online email form by clicking here -- *Online Smoke Detector Request Form

What happens once I call and make a request?

Your name, address and phone number will be logged into a Request Log.   CFD personnel will then contact you by telephone to schedule an appointment convenient for you to install your smoke detector(s).  Due to the large number of requests, you should anticipate a 2 to 3 week time period before being contacted.  Please be patient, we are using our on-duty firefighters to install the detectors as quickly as possible. 

NOTE:  This program is not designed to replace the responsibility that landlords have to their renters to provide smoke detectors as outlined in City Code.