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 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 FirePrevention@montclairnjusa.org 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