The Township of North Brunswick requires both a Certificate of Continued Occupancy (CCO) from the Construction Official AND a Certificate of Compliance by the Fire Marshal when selling a home.
A Certificate of Compliance is good for 60 days from the date of issue and certifies that a home meets the Fire Marshal requirements for smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers in the residence.
Please note: Fire Marshal home inspections will only take place in vacant homes. Otherwise, a Certificate of Compliance must be submitted. Homeowners seeking a home inspection should still complete a certification application
Smoke detectors in good working order must be installed on each level of the outside of each sleeping area. Battery detectors must be 10-year sealed battery alarms, and not detectors with disposable batteries. If hard wired detectors exist they must be maintained and cannot be replaced by battery units.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
A Carbon Monoxide Detector must be installed within 10 feet of every bedroom. Alarms may be battery operated, hard-wired, or plug-in type. Combination fire and carbon monoxide detectors are acceptable.
A fire extinguisher shall be listed, labeled, charged, and operable, with a
minimum rating of 2A:10BC (ABC dry chemical 4, 5, or 6 lb.) and must be
within 10-feet of the kitchen and located in the path of egress. The
extinguisher must be mounted no more than five feet above the floor using
the manufacturer’s hanging bracket so the instructions are clearly visible.
Proof of purchase within 12 months is required unless the unit is properly
certified and tagged.