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 detector, carbon monoxide alarm and fire extinguisher compliance, 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. The Certificate of Compliance is valid for current ownership for six (6) months from date of issue.

The Fire Prevention Bureau requires that an application be completed andsubmitted to   25 business days (5 weeks) prior to the closing date.  Once the application is submitted call our office at 973-509-4769 to make an appointment for the next available date. Inspections are conducted on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

If needed, the Fire Prevention Bureau will come out on what we call a “Placement” and show you where to place your detectors and fire extinguisher. 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”.

Requirements for Certificate of Compliance

Application for Certificate of Compliance