9508 Second Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ 0824
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Fire Official Roger W. Stanford

(609) 368-5102 Ext 709
E-Mail: fireofficial@shnj.org

Fire Inspector Jim Bailey

(609) 368-5102 Ext 737
E-Mail: fireinspector@shnj.org

fire-deptImportant Links:

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opens in a new windowRental Information

opens in a new windowRental Ordinance

opens in a new windowSmoke Detector Application

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RENTAL REGISTRATION AND FIRE INSPECTION INFORMATION

RENTAL FEES:

SINGLE FAMILY: RENTAL LICENSE $125 INSPECTION FEE $75 TOTAL $200

DUPLEX: RENTAL LICENSE $150 INSPECTION FEE $115 TOTAL $265

TRIPLEX: RENTAL LICENSE $175 INSPECTION FEE $155 TOTAL $330

RENTAL REGISTRATION AND FIRE INSPECTION INFORMATION

•  Inspection fee payments must be received on or before December 31 for the upcoming season or
a $50 late fee will be due. Inspections start the first week of January thru April for renewals,
based on your property location. (Late fee does not apply to NEW rental registrations)

•  Rental and Fire fees are not refundable. If you sell the property, the license is
transferable to the new owner. (If you decide not to rent, notify us in writing promptly.)

•  Keys are picked up from your realtor and you do not need to be present for the inspection.
We recommend having your fire extinguisher serviced, batteries changed, etc. in the Spring or Fall
each year. This way you will be on a cycle and you will not have to make a special trip to the
property in the winter. You are notified months in advance of the date, so please mark your
calendar and make the necessary arrangements. Inspections dates are set by the Licensing Clerk and
cannot be changed.

•  Must have a Cape May County Representative with a key to access a rental property. Ask your
realtor to make sure the keys work, before giving them to the Inspector. (Change in realtor or
courtesy key must be noted on your invoice)

Most Frequent Fire Inspection Violations

1. One fire extinguisher is required for each kitchen
The extinguisher must be mounted in the kitchen.  The extinguisher shall be new or tagged by a contractor certified by the NJ Division of Fire Safety within the past twelve (12) months and installed on the manufacturer’s bracket in a visible location within 10 feet of the kitchen located in the path of egress.  The top of the extinguisher shall not be more than five feet above the floor.  The unit shall have minimum rating of 2A:40 BC

2. One smoke detector is needed for each floor
a. On a floor with bedrooms, the detector should be within (10) feet of the bedrooms
b. New constructions built on or after 1990- smoke detectors are required in the hallway an in
each bedroom.
c. Battery detectors must be the 10 year sealed battery detectors.

3. Hot water heaters, heaters, and furnaces must have a 3’ clearance for stored items and be free
of combustibles and flammables.

4. The property address must be easily distinguished from the street. The house number and or
unit must be posted in a minimum of three (3) inch letters/numbers in contrasting color.

5. Carbon monoxide detectors must be on site when gas, oil, any type of fireplace or an
attached garage is present. (one per level and within 10 feet of each sleeping area is needed)

6. Propane gas grills are not permitted on any deck, under any overhang or within 5 feet of
exterior walls. Propane cylinders cannot be stored inside the dwelling.

7. A knox box is required for properties with alarm systems that are directed to a central
dispatch. You may order a knox box at www.knoxbox.com

(online purchase, residential knox box, enter zip, select Stone Harbor Vol. Fire Co.) You must have the alarm system tested annually and forward a copy of the certificate of inspection with payment or via fax. (609) 368-2619

Cape May County Fire Extinguisher Servicing Companies

Eastern Fire Protection (609) 399-0400
Genron Fire Protection (609) 624-3000
Reel Fire Protection (609) 465-8019
Richardson’s Screen Repair (609) 368-4459