How does the ban work?

The smoking ban is required to be included in lease and rental agreement provisions. The provisions must inform existing and prospective tenants and owners that smoking is prohibited in the unit, including exclusive-use unenclosed areas such as decks and balconies, and common areas that are not designated as a smoking area.

The regulation allows for a private right of enforcement (civil action), meaning that a neighbor or other concerned party can file a civil action in a court of law if they believe the ordinance is being violated. The ban is also subject to enforcement by the City of Concord.

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1. When does the ban go into effect?
2. What qualifies as a multiunit residence?
3. What types of residences are not subjected to the ordinance?
4. I live in multiunit housing. Where can I smoke?
5. What areas or spaces does the ban cover?
6. How does the ban work?
7. What should I do if smoking is occurring at my multiunit residence in violation of the ordinance?
8. What type of substances and devices do the regulations cover?
9. What are the notification requirements for landlords and HOAs?
10. What are the required lease provisions?
11. What are the posting and signage requirements for landlords/HOAs?
12. What if a property does not have signage?
13. Who should I contact if I still have questions?