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

Before any 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 complete the Application for Dwelling Smoke Detector, the Affidavit for Certificate of Compliance and the following requirements:

The Affidavit is to be notarized by a certified notary OR by the lawyer representing the responsible party in replacement of the notary.

Provide pictures of all detectors & fire extinguishers distinctively showing the placement in the required locations, a picture of the certification tag or receipt for the fire extinguisher (see Requirements for Certificate of Compliance) and a picture of the check that will be mailed for payment.

Provide the required letter/report if there are Hardwire Detectors, and any other documents per the Requirement for Certificate of Compliance that applies.

Upon completion email all documents noted above to, the Application and Affidavit form must be emailed in a PDF format or faxed (PICTURES ARE NOT ACCEPTED). Submit all documents 10 days before closing to be reviewed for approval, failure to be in compliance may delay issuance of the Certificate. The original hard copy of the Affidavit is to be mailed to our office along with the payment (see fee schedule). The Certificate of Compliance will be emailed as well as mailed to the person indicated on the Affidavit form.

FEE SCHEDULE: As required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3 as follows:

Fee Schedule

Type Cost
One- and Two-family Dwellings $75.00
Three- to six-family Dwellings $100.00
Seven- to 15-family Dwellings $150.00
More than 15-family Dwellings $225.00

Fees are payable by cash, check or money order paid to the order of “Township of Montclair, LEA” and is non-refundable.

Requirements for Certificate of Compliance(PDF, 61KB)

Application for Dwelling Smoke Detector(PDF, 136KB)

Affidavit for Certificate of Compliance(PDF, 137KB)