10 Halsey Reed Road Monroe Township, New Jersey 08831
(609) 395-6830 fax: (609) 395-0483 email@example.com
Prior to selling your home you must obtain a “Certificate of Residential Certification of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, and Fire Extinguisher Compliance.”
1. Review the Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements Information and the Fire Extinguisher Requirements sections below and ensure compliance.
2. Please click here to download the Application for Residential Certification of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, and Fire Extinguisher Compliance. Certificates are valid for SIX (6) Months from the date of issuance.
Monroe Township Fire District #2
10 Halsey Reed Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Attention: Smoke Certification
*If sending by mail, please allow 3-5 business days prior to calling (609) 395-6830 for inspection scheduling.
Please note that inspections are conducted on Tuesdays only.
(PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION)
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements
§ 5:70-4.19 Smoke detectors for one- and two-family dwellings; carbon monoxide detectors
(a) In Use Group R-3 and R-4 dwellings subject to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3, smoke detectors shall be installed as follows:
1. On each level of the premises; and
2. Outside of each separate sleeping area.
(b) The smoke detectors required in (a) above shall be located in accordance with NFPA 74-1984, incorporated herein by reference, and maintained in working order.
1. The detectors shall not be required to be interconnected.
(c) Smoke detectors may be battery powered and shall be listed in accordance with ANSI/UL 217, incorporated herein by reference.
1. A/C-powered smoke detectors shall be accepted as meeting the requirements of this section.
(d) Carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed in all dwelling units in buildings in Use Groups I-1, R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4, except for units in buildings that do not contain a fuel-burning device or have an attached garage, as follows:
1. Single station carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed and maintained in the immediate vicinity of the sleeping area(s).
2. Carbon monoxide alarms may be battery-operated, hard-wired or of the plug-in type and shall be listed and labeled in accordance with UL-2034 and shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of this section and NFPA-720.
3. As an alternative to the requirements of (d)1 above, and with the approval of the Bureau of Housing Inspection, carbon monoxide detectors may be installed in any building required to be registered as a hotel or multiple dwelling in the locations specified in the Uniform Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.20).
4. As an alternative to the requirements of (d)1 above, and with the approval of the Bureau of Rooming and Boarding House Standards, carbon monoxide alarms may be installed in any rooming or boarding house in the locations specified in the Uniform Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.20).
Click here to download the Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Compliance Information.
Fire Extinguisher Requirements
According to a law enacted [P.L. 1991, c. 92 (C.52:27d-198.1)], all one- and two-family dwellings at a change of occupancy must be provided with a portable fire extinguisher, in addition to the requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This act was signed into law on April 14, 2005 with an effective date of November 1, 2005.
The requirements for the type and placement of the extinguishers are as follows:
1) At least one portable fire extinguisher shall be installed in all one- and two-family dwellings (except seasonal rental units) upon change of occupancy.
2) The extinguisher shall be listed, labeled, charged, and operable.
3) The size shall be no smaller than 2A:10B:C, rated for residential use and weigh no more than 10 pounds.
4) The hanger or brackets supplied by the manufacturer must be used.
5) The extinguisher must be located within 10 feet of the kitchen.
6) The top of the extinguisher must be no more than 5 feet above the floor.
7) The extinguisher must be visible and in a readily accessible location, free from being blocked by furniture, storage, or other items.
8) The extinguisher must be near a room exit of travel path that provides an escape route to the exterior.
9) The extinguisher must be accompanied by an owner's manual or written information regarding the operation, inspection, and maintenance of the extinguisher
10) The extinguisher must be installed with the operating instructions clearly visible.
Click here to download the fire extinguisher requirements for resale of your home.