Selling your home-What you need to do?

Building/Construction Department

When you sell your house in Princeton there are 3 things that are required for most sellers. All of these forms are available in the links above.

From the Building Department, located at 400 Witherspoon St.

  • Construction Records Clearance. Only required for former Princeton Township residents.
  • Fees are based on your closing date and when you request the records clearance.  
  • 11-20 business days out: $35.00
  • 6-10 business days out: $70.00
  • 1-5 business days out: $125.00
  • Payment can be made by check made out to "Princeton" or exact cash only.

If you have further questions feel free to call the Building Department 609-921-7078 or email the John Pettenati, Construction Official at

Bureau of Fire Safety

We have resumed in-person inspections:

  • You must call the office at 609-497-7646 to schedule your appointment once the application has been submitted.
  • If your property is a unit in a multiple family dwelling that has 3 or more units please do not apply online. You may call the office for clarification at 609-497-7646

From the Bureau of Fire Safety, located at 1 Monument Dr

  • The Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Compliance
  • Fees are based on your closing date and when your application is completed. Click here for fees and instructions 
  • You do not need an inspection or certification if the following exists:
  • If the unit is a condo in a multiple-family dwelling (3 or more units in the same building), or
  • If the building will be torn down or renovated and there will be no change in occupancy
  • In both of these cases the Bureau of Fire Safety will provide a letter from the Fire Official stating no Smoke Detector Certificate is required.

If you have any further questions feel free to call the Bureau of Fire Safety 609-497-7646 or email Joe Novak at

Sewer Department

From the Sewer Department, located at 1 Monument Dr

  • The application for Certification of Proper Connection of Sump Pumps/Roof Drains and other Surface and Ground Water Drains
  • The fee for filing an Affidavit of Compliance with the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee (PSOC) is $20.00.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not doing inspections at this time-If the Owner/Applicant requests that the PSOC perform an inspection to certify that the drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system, a fee of $50.00 will be required at the time of inspection. To schedule this inspection please call 609-497-7639
  • Please allow 7-10 business days for this Certification to be complete.

If you have questions please email Janice Most at

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