Certification of Occupancy & Continued Occupancy

Certification of Occupancy

The Township of Mahwah does not require a Certificate of Occupancy for a resale or tenant rental. However, the State of New Jersey requires by Section NJ. A.C. 5:70-2.3 of the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Safety Act a Smoke Detector Certification. This certification requires smoke detectors on every level, carbon monoxide detectors outside all bedrooms and a 2A:10B:C fire extinguisher. (See Fire Prevention Bureau for Fire Code compliance.)

This application must be filled out at:
Building Department
475 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430

The fee is $80. An appointment for the inspection will be scheduled at that time. Inspections are between 7:30 am to 9 am. Monday through Friday.

Certification of Continued Occupancy

Certificates of Continued Occupancy are not required for houses for resale or rental of existing unity by the Building Department.

Certificates for resale or tenant rentals are required through Fire Presentation at ext. 275 or 240.