Certificate of Compliance (Smoke & CO detector/Fire ext.)
Any questions regarding completing the application and the process should be directed to Bernard Hattersley, Code Enforcement Director, at 973-383-3521, ext. 256.
Any questions regarding the scheduling of the COC inspection or questions regarding the type, placement, or fire safety equipment required should be directed to the Deputy Code Enforcement Official, Jeff Schiffner, at 973-919-3027.
COC (Smoke & CO detector/Fire Ext.) Application Process
Applications will be considered finalized and released for inspection only when the following criteria have been met:
- Full payment is received via cash or check only (check payable to "Town of Newton"). See bottom of COC application for fee schedule.
- All open permits or code violations have been closed. Arrangement to close building permits must be made with the Hardyston Construction Department at 973-823-7020. Once all permits and violations are closed, the COC application will be processed. The COC will be determined using the date all permits were closed as the starting date.
- Applications processed on Fridays or after 12 noon of the current business day will not be finalized and released for inspections until the next business day, provided the above criteria have been met.
- Completed COC applications can be delivered in person to the Code Enforcement Office on the ground floor of the Municipal Building during Code Enforcement hours, sent by USPS to 39 Trinity St., Newton, NJ (Attn: Code Enforcement - COC App.) or placed in after-hours drop box outside the street level entrance.
Residential dwellings with three or more rental units located in the Town of Newton should contact the New Jersey Bureau of Housing Inspection (609) 633-6241 for information regarding fire inspections.
Commercial properties located in the Town of Newton should contact the Sussex County Fire Marshal (973) 579-0380 for information regarding fire inspections.