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.

The Fire Prevention Bureau requires that an application be completed and submitted to ten (10) or more business days prior to the closing date.  Once the application is submitted, call our office at 973-509-4769 to receive an appointment date and time. 

If needed, the Fire Prevention Bureau will come out on what we call a “Placement” to show you where to place the alarms and fire extinguisher(s). We will return when they are properly installed and issue a Certificate of Compliance on the spot.

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

One and Two Family Dwellings                    $75.00

Three-Six Family Dwellings                        $100.00

Seven to Fifteen Family Dwellings             $150.00

Over Fifteen 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

Application for Dwelling Smoke Detector