Fire Marshal's Office
The Bureau of Fire Safety is responsible for ensuring compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
The duties of this department include performing fire safety inspections and fire safety-related complaint investigations, as well as offering fire safety education programs to the community. It conducts post-fire investigations and participates in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Various fire safety permits such as those required for tents or canopies, use of an open flame, and food trucks are also issued and inspected by this department.
One- and two-family dwellings that require a Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, and Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Compliance for the sale of the property or a change in occupancy are inspected by the Bureau of Fire Safety prior to the issuance of that certificate. Additional information and instructions for obtaining this certificate can be found in the Documents and Forms section.
Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm & Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Compliance
Beginning May 20th, the fee for the inspection to determine compliance with the requirements for smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, and kitchen fire extinguishers will be as follows:
- Initial inspection: $50 per dwelling unit (this includes the initial inspection plus one reinspection)
- Each additional re-inspection: $50 per dwelling unit
- Bonfire Permit Application (PDF)
- Certificate of Smoke Detector-CO Alarm-Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Compliance (PDF)
- Certification of Party Walls and Fire Walls Instructions (PDF)
- Instructions for Ordering KNOX Company Products (PDF)
- Mobile Food Vendor Permit and Inspection Requirements (PDF)
- Open Flame Permit Requirements (PDF)
- Use of Multi-Purpose Room Permit Application (PDF)