ANNOUNCEMENT – Posted 04/15/2019
RESIDENTIAL RESALE INSPECTIONS
The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention will be switching to a new Fire Inspection program called Spatial Data Logic (SDL) Estimated launch date to be June 2019. When the transition to the new program is complete in the next few months, payments will no longer be accepted in the field. All payments will be accepted online or in person in our office prior to the inspection-taking place. All inspection requests will be made online through the inspection portal (See Below), which will be posted on our website once we go live.
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We do NOT call you with a time for the day you are scheduled for a smoke inspection. Everyone is on the schedule between 9 and 4. If you would like a time, you can call us at 732- 240-5153 the afternoon before your appointment between 3-4:30 pm. (Call Fri afternoon for a Mon appointment time) At which time the inspector will have mapped out his route with the times for the next business day. If you do not call for an exact time you are on the schedule between 9-4. Someone over 18 years of age needs to be there to meet the inspector. If no one is present when the inspector arrives, the inspector will not wait and you will need to fill out another application online to reschedule your appointment There is a No Show fee of $75.00 on top of the $75.00 inspection fee.
**DUE TO HIGH SCHEDULING DEMAND,
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION AT LEAST
3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE**
Effective January 1, 2019, the following requirement regarding battery-operated smoke detectors will be enforced in Toms River under the new NJ Uniform Fire Code Requirements:
Ten-year sealed battery-powered single station smoke alarms shall be installed and shall be listed in accordance with ANSI/UL 217, incorporated herein by reference. However, A/C-powered single or multiple-station smoke alarms installed as part of the original construction or rehabilitation project shall not be replaced with battery-powered smoke alarms. (N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19)
Effective September 1, 2018, the following requirement regarding Fire Extinguishers for resale will be enforced in Toms River under the new NJ Uniform Fire Code Requirements:
A Portable fire extinguisher shall be installed in accordance with the following:
- The extinguisher shall be within 10 feet of the kitchen and located in the path of egress;
- The extinguisher shall be readily accessible and not obstructed from view;
- The extinguisher shall be mounted using the manufacturer’s hanging bracket so the operating instructions are clearly visible;
- The extinguisher shall be an approved listed and labeled type with a minimum rating of 2A-10B:C and no more than 10 pounds;
- The owner’s manual or written operation instructions shall be provided during the inspection and left for the new occupant:
- The extinguisher shall be serviced and tagged by a certified Division of Fire Safety contractor within the past 12 months or the seller must have a receipt for a recently purchased extinguisher: and
- The top of the extinguisher shall not be more than five feet above the floor.
CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR RESALE GUIDELINES
Fire Codes Regulating Certificate of Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Compliance:
N.J.A.C. – 5:70-2.3
(a) Before any Use Group R-3 or R-4 structure is sold, leased, or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purposes, the owner shall obtain a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance CSDCMAC, evidencing compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19, from the appropriate enforcing agency.
3. The owner, or authorized agent of the owner, shall apply for a CSDCMAC on a form provided by the enforcing agency. The application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(d).
4. A CSDCMAC shall not be transferrable. If the change of occupancy specified in the application for a CSDCMAC does not occur within six months, a new application shall be required.
(c) No CSDCMAC or municipal certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any Use-Group R-3 or R-4 structure, or unit therein, as the case may be, unless the structure or unit contains a carbon monoxide detector meeting the requirements of UL Standard 2034; provided however, that no carbon monoxide alarm shall be required in any building that does not contain any fuel-burning appliances and does not have an attached garage.
(f) A municipality having a local enforcing agency may establish by ordinance a different permit and certificate of smoke detector compliance fee schedule based on the actual cost anticipated or incurred for the enforcement of these Code provisions; provided, however, that the permit fee for the temporary use of a commercial farm building as a place of public assembly shall not exceed $75.00.
C.52:27D-198.1 Residential structures to have smoke-sensitive alarm devices, portable fire extinguishers.
Each structure, other than a seasonal rental unit, shall also be equipped with at least one portable fire extinguisher in conformance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Community Affairs pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.). For the purposes of this section, “portable fire extinguisher” means an operable portable device, carried and operated by hand, containing an extinguishing agent that can be expelled under pressure for the purpose of suppressing or extinguishing fire, and which is: (1) rated for residential use consisting of an ABC type; (2) no larger than a 10 pound rated extinguisher; and (3) mounted within 10 feet of the kitchen area, unless otherwise permitted by the enforcing agency. “Seasonal rental unit” means a dwelling unit rented for a term of not more than 125 consecutive days for residential purposes by a person having a permanent residence elsewhere, but shall not include use or rental of living quarters by migrant, temporary or seasonal workers in connection with any work or place where work is being performed.