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Certificate of Smoke Detector - Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance

In Chatham Township since 1991, all one and two family dwellings prior to sale, lease and or rent, are required to undergo an inspection to ensure that each has properly installed and working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. This assurance is design to enhance the overall occupant and fire safety of all structures that have been constructed prior to any code requirement to that affect, and maintain those that have been constructed after 1977 (the passage of the Uniform Construction Code-NJ). As of November 1, 2005 the requirement to have a portable 2A:10BC fire extinguisher no larger than 10 lbs. installed within 10” of the kitchen area was added.

The owner or authorized agent of the owner shall apply for a CSDCMAPFEC on a form provided by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Applications may be obtain at the front desk of the Municipal Building at 58 Meyersville Road. The certificate is not transferable. If the change of occupancy does not occur within six (6) months, a new application shall be required. All applications must be completed and a request for an inspection must be made to the office of the Fire Prevention Bureau. You must apply at least TWO weeks before your closing date for your inspection.

There is a $50.00 application fee for each application. Missed appointments and failed inspections are subjected to a $40.00 re-inspection fee.

Please note: You must apply at least TWO weeks before your closing date for your inspection. The most significant problem that the Bureau has encountered has been in late requests. Requests are handled in the order in which they are received. Scheduled appointments get first priority, followed by mail in applications. In Chatham Township , local ordinance requires that all residential properties be equipped with working smoke detectors. This includes all residential units located in the Briarwood- Coach Light, Sutton Woods, Vernon Grove and Heritage Greene sections of the Chatham Glen section of the Township.

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