Inspections

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 FirePrevention@montclairnjusa.org   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