About the Department
The mission of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to provide residents protection against the loss of life and property from fire through code enforcement and public education.
The primary objectives are:
- The prevention of fires.
- The elimination of fire and life safety hazards in all existing buildings.
- The maintenance of fire protection equipment and systems through inspection.
- The regulation of storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials.
- The enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
The Fire Official is the administrator of the Fire Prevention Bureau and is responsible for fire code enforcement in existing construction to ensure minimum fire safety standards, set forth by law, are maitained. This includes fire prevention inspections of township businesses, investigation and remedy of fire code complaints, as well as inspection of residential uses prior to resale for the issuance of a “Certification of Smoke Detector Compliance”. The Fire Prevention Bureau also works in conjunction with the volunteer fire department to provide public education, school fire prevention programs (public, private, and pre-school) and fire safety information services.
Inspections are scheduled by appointment and usually occur during normal office hours. Additionally, a request for inspection must be made at least five working days prior to real estate closing to ensure an appointment and issuance of a certificate.
When calling, if no one is available, please leave a message. In case of emergency, the hours are flexible and may be extended later in the evening or on a Saturday.
- Type 1 Permit: $54.00
- Type 2 Permit: $214.00
- Type 3 Permit: $427.00
- Type 4 Permit: $641.00