Certificate of Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance

Before any one- or two-family residential structure is sold, leased, rented or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purposes, the owner shall obtain a certificate of smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm and portable fire extinguisher compliance (CSACMAPFEC), evidencing compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 from the appropriate enforcing agency. Non-compliance will subject the owner to a fine. A CSACMAPFEC shall not be transferable. If the change of occupancy specified in the application for CSACMAPFEC does not occur within six (6) months, a new application shall be required.

To obtain the Certificate of Compliance, please review the Requirements document (which includes the potential need for a letter from an electrician or alarm company) and complete the Application for Dwelling Smoke Detector.

Upon completion, email all documents noted above to  The Application form and letter (if applicable) must be emailed in a PDF format or faxed (PICTURES ARE NOT ACCEPTED). Submit all documents at least 10 days before closing to be reviewed for approval, failure to be in compliance may delay issuance of the Certificate.

A fee of $75.00 is due at the time of inspection, or whenever the occupancy passes the inspection.  The fee is payable by cash (exact amount), or a check or money order made out to the “Township of Montclair, LEA”, and is non-refundable.

Requirements for Certificate of Compliance(PDF, 61KB)

Application for Dwelling Smoke Detector(PDF, 136KB)