Fire Marshal's Office
The Bureau of Fire Safety is responsible for ensuring compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and the Princeton Municipal Code.
The duties of the bureau include performing fire safety inspections and fire safety-related complaint investigations, as well as offering fire safety education programs to the community. Fire safety inspections include annual and bi-annual inspections of commercial properties and residential certificates of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm & Kitchen Fire Extinguisher compliance. The bureau also conducts post-fire investigations and participates in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Various fire safety permits such as those required for tents or canopies, use of an open flame, and food trucks are also issued and inspected by the bureau.
Obtaining Certificates of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm & Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Compliance
One- and two-family dwellings that require a Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, and Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Compliance for the sale of the property or a change in occupancy are inspected by the Bureau of Fire Safety prior to the issuance of that certificate. Additional information, instructions and fees for obtaining this certificate can be found in the "Online Permits & Forms" and "Downloadable Forms".
- Bonfire Permit Application (PDF)
- Certificate of Smoke Detector-CO Alarm-Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Compliance (PDF)
- Certification of Party Walls and Fire Walls Instructions (PDF)
- Mobile Food Vendor Permit and Inspection Requirements (PDF)
- Open Flame Permit Requirements (PDF)
- Use of Multi-Purpose Room Permit Application (PDF)