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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.

N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9 

(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.

ALL DETECTION DEVICES SHALL BE A MINIMUM OF 3 FEET FROM THE TIP OF A FAN BLADE

Inspection Fees

Initial Inspection – $75.00 – Paid upon passing inspection

First Re-Inspection – $0.00

Second Re-Inspection / Each Additional Re-Inspection – $35.00

No Show – $75.00

Duplicate copy of certificate – $30.00

 

 

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