Township of Pequannock, NJ
Morris County
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A. 
Every structure used or intended to be used for residential purposes by not more than two households shall have a smoke-sensitive device on each level of the structure and outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and located on or near the ceiling in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 74-1984. The installation of battery operated smoke sensitive alarm devices shall be accepted as meeting the requirements of this section.
B. 
Every structure used or intended to be used for residential purposes shall display the house number so that they are clearly visible for the purpose of identification and fire safety. The number shall be at least three inches in height and placed on the left or right side of the door five feet above the door saddle.
In any case where a change in occupancy of any building as set forth in 84-1 occurs, no transfer in occupancy of any building set forth in 84-1 above shall occur until a certificate of Fire Code Status Compliance is issued by an authorized member of the Office of Fire Safety or the Construction Code Official certifying that the provisions of 84-1 have been fulfilled.
A fee of $25 shall be paid for each inspection required prior to the issuance of a certificate of Fire Code Status.
[Amended 1-22-2002 by Ord. No. 2001-23]
As used in this chapter "false alarm" shall mean the transmission either directly or indirectly to the Police Department of Pequannock Township of any automatic fire alarm, smoke alarm, fire sprinkler water flow alarm, or carbon monoxide alarm that was not caused by fire or equipment malfunction, a smoke condition or such other condition that is beyond the control of the owner or resident.
The Police Department shall report all false alarms to the Fire Bureau, which shall investigate and determine the cause of the false alarm. The Fire Bureau shall maintain a list of all alarms and the number of false alarms at the location for the calendar year.
[Amended 1-22-2002 by Ord. No. 2001-23]
Penalties for false alarms transmitted shall be as follows:
Number of Alarms Within a Calendar Year
Penalty
First two
Warning only
Third
$200
Fourth
$300
Fifth
$500
Sixth or more
$1,000
[Amended 1-22-2002 by Ord. No. 2001-23]
Any person, firm, company or corporation that causes to be transmitted a false alarm as the result of installing, repairing, testing, tempering with or performing any work to an automatic fire alarm, smoke alarm, fire sprinkler water flow alarm, or carbon monoxide alarm shall be subject a penalty of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 for each transmission of a false alarm.
[Amended 1-22-2002 by Ord. No. 2001-23]
All penalties assessed for violations of this chapter shall be deposited into the Office of Fire Safety penalty account.