Township of Montville, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 2004-78 (Ch. 8.48 of the 1998 Code)]
All Use Group R-3 and R-4 dwellings subject to N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3 shall have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19.
In any case where a change of occupancy of any dwelling unit subject to the requirements of § 189-21 hereof shall occur, no owner shall sell, lease or otherwise permit occupancy for residential purposes of that dwelling unit without first obtaining from the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire District in which the building is located, or its designated representative, a certificate evidencing compliance with the requirements of this article.
[Amended 3-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-11]
Application for a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance shall be made on forms furnished by the District Bureau of Fire Prevention accompanied by the fee set forth in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule.
In the event of a reinspection, an additional fee, set forth in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule, shall be charged by the Bureau.
An owner who sells, leases or rents or otherwise permits to be occupied for residential purposes any dwelling unit subject to the provisions of this article when the premises does not comply with the requirements of § 189-21 hereof or without complying with the inspection and certification requirements of § 189-22 hereof is guilty of a violation of the Uniform Fire Safety Act to which this article is a supplement (P.L. 1983, c. 383 of the Laws of New Jersey)[1] and subject to any and all applicable penalties in that Act provided for such violation except that the fines shall be not more than $500 for a first offense and not more than $2,000 for a subsequent offense.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.