Joseph Novak, Fire Official
One Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
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 which 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.
Notice regarding inspection fees for Certificate of 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: $50.00 per dwelling unit (this includes the initial inspection plus one re inspection)
- Each additional re inspection: $50.00 per dwelling unit
All certificate fees remain unchanged