Fire Prevention Bureau

*UPDATED* AS OF 7/15/2020 SPECIAL NOTICE DURING EMERGENCY ORDER 103 REGARDING COVID-19

STARTING 9/1/2020, RESALE CCO INSPECTIONS WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED NORMALLY FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES.  WHEN ONE CANNOT BE COMPLETED DUE TO COVID-19 ISSUES(SYMPTOMS OR QUARENTINE) CCO INSPECTIONS WILL BE COMPLETED THROUGH A VERIFICATION LETTER USING THE FORM ON THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW  ATTESTING THAT ALL REQUIRED SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS ARE IN CORRECT LOCATION AND ARE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER AND A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IS WITHIN 10 FEET OF KITCHEN AND A VIRTUAL INSPECTION SET UP THROUGH FIRE OFFICIAL.

PLEASE SUBMIT PROPER CCO FORMS BY EMAIL(BELOW) OR MAIL OR CALL WITH PAYMENT TO START THE PROCESS, TCCO FEES(ADDITIONAL $50.00) WILL NOT BE WAIVED IF REQUIRED AS OF 9/1/2020.

FIRE INSPECTIONS ARE BEING CONDUCTED UNDER CDC AND DFS GUIDELINES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING, COOPERATION AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS,

GLENN TURNER-FIRE OFFICIAL

Seventy percent of fire-related deaths occur in homes not equipped with a smoke alarm, or in homes where the smoke alarm was not operable, due to a missing or dead battery.  The Fire code now requires all battery operated smoke detectors to have a 10 year sealed battery.  All old detectors should be replaced immediately. For more information click link below

One of the key messages of fire safety education is that smoke alarms are designed to provide early warning of a fire, allowing sufficient time to reach safety.  Get out and stay out and know 2 ways out.

201 Broad Street
Matawan, NJ 07747
732-566-3898 ext.128 
732-290-7631 fax                           

  Fire Official   Glenn F. Turner x135
  Fire Prevention Inspector   Jose E. Pujols x634
  Fire Prevention Clerk  

Annemarie McCarty

x129

Department Office Hours 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday
Fire Official's Office Hours are posted monthly at the link below

We will try to accommodate late afternoon, early evening CCO Inspections as necessary

The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for Continued Certificate of Occupancies(CCO) in all residential change of tenancy(Rentals) and transfer of deeds(Resales).  The CCO includes the NJ Uniform Fire Code Certificate of Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxode Detector Compliance.  A Temporary CCO will be issued at the Fire Official's discretion only when the property is unoccupied, complies with NJAC 5-70-4.19 for smoke alarms. The TCCO wil be non-transferable.

The Fire Prevention Bureau will also be handling the registration of all 1 and 2 family rental dwellings, but will not be conducting the five year Housing Inspections.

Click on one of the links below for the appropriate information and forms.

Remember...Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors SAVE LIVES!
Test your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Monthly!