[Amended 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004; 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 8-2018; 8-8-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
Before any Use Group R-3 structure is sold, leased or rented or made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purposes, the owner shall obtain a certificate of smoke detector, carbon monoxide and fire extinguisher (CSACMAPFEC) evidencing compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 and 5:70-2.3, from the Linwood Bureau of Fire Prevention.
The request for a smoke detector inspection must be made at least 15 working days prior to settlement.
The smoke detectors required in Subsection C(1) and (2) above shall be located in accordance with NFPA 72 listed in N.J.A.C. 5:70-Appendix 3A, incorporated herein by reference, and maintained in working order. The detectors shall not be required to be interconnected. Smoke detectors may be battery powered and shall be listed in accordance with ANSI/UL 217 listed in N.J.A.C. 5:70-Appendix 3A, incorporated herein by reference. Alternating-current-powered smoke detectors shall be accepted as meeting the requirements of this chapter. Use Group R-3 (one- and two-family dwellings) that were required to have alternating-current-powered smoke detectors shall be in working order, and should additional smoke detectors be required they may be battery operated.
Multiple dwellings. Each living area shall be inspected as a separate dwelling and shall be billed separately.
No residential dwelling unit shall be sold or rented and no structural change or repair of a value in excess of $2,000 shall be made thereto unless and until the structure has installed therein an approved fire/smoke detection system which has been approved by the Fire Subcode Official of the Linwood Building Department.
Whenever a change in residence or ownership occurs in a residential one- and two-owner occupied dwelling shall request a (CSACMAPFEC) form from the Fire Official, the owner of the property is required to install an approved smoke detection system, carbon monoxide detectors and a 2A10:BC fire extinguisher under 10 pounds; must be tagged within 30 days from change of occupancy.
N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19: Single station battery operated smoke detectors must be replaced with ten-year sealed battery powered smoke detectors effective date: January 1, 2019.
It shall be the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain, in operable condition, said smoke and carbon monoxide detection systems and fire extinguisher installed as required pursuant to this chapter.
The application fee for a certificate of smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher compliance (CSACMAPFEC), as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3 and 5:70-4.19, shall be based upon the amount of time remaining before the change of occupant is expected, as follows:
Requests for a CSACMAPFEC received more than 10 business days prior to the change of occupancy: $45;
Requests for a CSACMAPFEC received four to 10 business days prior to the change of occupancy: $90; and
Requests for a CSACMAPFEC received fewer than four business days prior to the change of occupant: $161.
Should a subsequent visit be required to satisfy the CSACMAPFEC compliance, the fee for this visit is the same amount as the original fee.
All businesses shall be registered with the Linwood Bureau of Fire Prevention annually based on the following fee schedule:
[Amended 1-23-2019 by Ord. No. 2-2019]
Any owner of a building or structure who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be fined as provided in the Uniform Fire Code.
Whenever the Fire Official of the Linwood Bureau of Fire Prevention shall disapprove an applicant or refuse to grant a certificate of compliance applied for or when it is claimed that the provisions of the code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Fire Official to the Atlantic County Construction Board of Appeals within 30 days from the date of the decision.