Inspections

Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide & Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide, and Fire Extinguisher inspection are required before a home sale or change in occupancy. Before anyone or two-family dwelling is sold, leased, or there is a change of occupancy, the owner shall obtain a Certificate of Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Compliance showing compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code from the Tenafly Fire Prevention Bureau. Please note we normally complete these inspections on Monday’s and Thursdays between 10 am to 12 pm.

Applications can be emailed to Fire Prevention, M. McDonald

Fees

The fee for the inspection is calculated from the date of when the Fire Prevention office receives the application to the closing or move-in date:

  • More than 10 business days: $45
  • Between 4 to 10 business days: $90
  • Less than 4 business days: $161

For 2 plus family homes, the fee would be multiplied per unit.

Payments

  • Payment for the inspection will be needed to schedule the appointment.
  • We only accept checks, which would need to be made out to the Borough of Tenafly.

Additional Information