Bureau of Fire Prevention
100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone: 201-568-6100 Ext. 5566
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Fire Official Alden Blackwell
Fire Inspector Kent Yates
Fire Inspector Paul Bilancia
Fire Inspector Al Carroll
Administrative Assistant Amanda Booth
The Fire Prevention Bureau has the responsibility and authority to enter, investigate and perform routine fire inspections of all buildings, structures and properties in the Borough of Tenafly with the exception owner-occupied detached one and two-family dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes as required by the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
It is our responsibility to enforce the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and other local fire safety regulations. This includes the inspection of all Life Hazard Use Properties as defined by Uniform Fire Code (ie: gas stations, schools, nursing homes, daycare facilities, auto repair/auto body shops, places of assembly and large retail operations, etc.) and the inspection of all Non-Life Hazard businesses, offices and multi-family residences and other structures in the Borough of Tenafly.
Additional duties of the Bureau of Fire Prevention include the certification of smoke detectors/carbon monoxide alarms for the resale of private homes, investigating complaints, fire investigations, issuance of fire safety permits, issuance of violation notices and penalty notices for failure to comply with the law and Fire Prevention Week activities.
The Bureau derives its primary funding from Life Hazard and Non Life Hazard Use registration fees. All moneys collected are solely used in the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, in public education programs and for materials and expenses related to fire inspections, investigations and prevention programs.
SMOKE & CARBON INSPECTIONS
Before any one or two family dwelling is sold, leased, or there is a change of occupancy, the owner shall obtain a Certificate of Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Compliance showing compliance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code from the Tenafly Fire Prevention Bureau.
Applications can be submitted to Fire Prevention via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The fee for the inspection is calculated from the date of when the Fire Prevention office receives the application to the closing or move in date:
More than 10 business days $45.00
Between 4-10 business days $90.00
Less than 4 business days $161.00
For 2+ family homes, the fee would be multiplied per unit**
Payment for the inspection will be needed to schedule the appointment.
We only accept checks, which would need to be made out to the Borough of Tenafly.
Please note we normally complete these inspections on Monday’s and Thursdays between 10am-12pm.
In lieu of the inspection for the certificates we are requesting the completion of the affidavit below:
Tenafly Affidavit Smoke Certification_4-1-2020
Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 201-568-9269 to arrange an inspection and obtain this certificate.
Smoke & Carbon Inspection Application
Smoke & Carbon Inspection Requirements
NON-LIFE HAZARD USE REGISTRATION & INSPECTIONS
The Tenafly Bureau of Fire Prevention is always striving to provide optimal services to the business community and to promote a fire safe community. It is the intent of the Bureau of Fire Prevention to promote a fire safe community through annual cyclical inspections of all premises and structures within the jurisdiction of the Borough with the exception of owner-occupied detached one and two-family dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes as required by the State of New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
To that end, the Borough of Tenafly adopted Ordinance No. 11-13, on October 25, 2011 to update the ordinance establishing the Tenafly Fire Prevention Bureau and providing for the annual registration of all non-life hazard uses in the Borough of Tenafly, the collection of fees for those uses, and for the inspection thereof.
NON-LIFE HAZARD USE REGISTRATION FEES SCHEDULE
In addition to the inspection and permit fees established by the New Jersey Uniform Fire Safety Act and pursuant to the regulations of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, the following additional annual Local Registration Fees for non-life hazard use groups shall be collected for each individual use and occupancy as described below in the Fee Schedule at the following link:
CLICK HERE FOR a listing of Non Life Hazard Fees