The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for a multitude of inspections and services to the public, including the inspection of every business, warehouse, institution, and school facility on an annual basis to ensure they are not in violation of the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey.
Fire Marshals also inspect new businesses during the Occupancy for Use application process in conjunction with the Zoning Officer. Homeowners who are selling their homes are required to contact this office in order for inspectors to perform the required Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide, and Fire Extinguisher Inspection which is required by the State.
Additionally, in the month of October, Fire Marshals are tasked with promoting fire safety by making visits to the public elementary schools as well as the majority of the preschool and daycare facilities in the township. The Fire Marshal’s Office is also responsible for handling all complaints that appear to violate the Uniform Fire Code for the State of New Jersey. This division also performs Origin and Cause investigations for all fires within the township. All members of the division are a part of the township’s Arson Task Force.
In order to sell your home, you need to secure two (2) separate and distinct inspections which if successful give you the follow required documents:
• A Certificate of Continued Occupancy from the Construction Office.
• A Certificate of Compliance by the Fire Marshal.
The Department of Community Development has established a drop box in the parking lot of the municipal building for the delivery of permit applications and check payments for the construction, zoning, and fire marshal offices. Documents associated with Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment applications may also use the drop box.