Prospect Park

Certificate of Occupancy for Rental

Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah

BUILDING DEPARTMENT
(973) 790-7902 Ext.524

James Booth, Construction Official
Heidy Amaral, Code Enforcement Officer


Lead Inspection

  • ALL RENTALS REQUIRE A LEAD INSPECTION BEFORE FILING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY.

    Smoke Detectors

  • ALL HOMES MUST HAVE TEN-YEAR SEALED BATTERY-POWERED  SMOKE DETECTORS.
  • BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE DETECTORS MUST BE LOCATED:
  • ON EACH FLOOR (INCLUDING BASEMENT AND ATTIC) 
  • WITHIN TEN (10) FEET OF ALL BEDROOMS.
  • BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE DETECTORS CANNOT REPLACE HARDWIRED   SMOKE DETECTORS.
  • ALL HARDWIRED SMOKE ALARM SYSTEMS MUST BE OPERATIONAL.

Carbon Monoxide

• A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR MUST BE LOCATED IN THE:
 WITHIN TEN FEET OF ALL BEDROOMS 
(THIS INCLUDES PLUG IN, BATTERY OR COMBINATION UNITS).

Fire Extinguishers
• A FIRE EXTINGUISHER (4TO 10 LBS INTERIOR WEIGHT) IS REQUIRED:
• TO BE IN ALL KITCHENS
• TO BE MOUNTED ON THE WALL NO HIGHER THAN FIVE FEET ABOVE THE   FLOOR AS PER NJ TPE 2A:10BC

Online Steps

1

Certificate of occupancy for rental application

Chapter 90-32 of the Borough Ordinances requires a certificate of occupancy for each unit, cost of each certificate of occupancy is $50.00.
 It is the owner responsibility to notify the building of any of the following:
 1. Change in occupancy of the building or premises.
 2. Change in use. 
 3. Initial occupancy of new construction.
2

Upload Lead Inspection Certificate

3

Application fee

$50 fee for each rental unit on a floor

Application fee

$0.00

4

Review by Inspector

5

Payment type

6

Inspection date and time

7

2nd Inspection date and time

If the first inspection fails, a second inspection will be conducted.
8

Certificate issued