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Housing/Code Enforcement

Mike Ferro Ext. 2447

Hemal Parekh Ext 2445

Phillip Stanford Ext. 2455

Housing Inspection Division Requirements

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Starting January 1, 2023 -All owners of rental dwellings must provide a "Lead-Safe" Certification from a certified lead evaluation contractor for lead-based paint hazards (N.J.A.C. 5:28A) on tenant turnover or no later than July 22, 2024 and every 3 years or upon tenant turnover where there is no valid lead-safe certification. A rental dwelling is exempt from Lead-safe Certification if constructed during or after 1978.

This "Lead-safe" certification will be required for issuance of a CA.

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 19, 2021 CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL APPLICATIONS FOR RESALE WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED OR ACCEPTED. This application should only be used for House Rentals thereafter. All active applications will need to be re-inspected and closed out.

Applications can be made for Apartment Rental CA inspections by contacting Hemal Parekh @ Ext 2445 or

Applications can be made for Housing Rental inspections by contacting Mike Ferro @ Ext. 2447 or

Ordinance 235-16B as amended “Certificate of Approval required prior to transfer; fee"

Single Family Dwellings $165.00 (including townhomes & condos)

All open permits must be closed out prior to CA issuance.

 It should be noted that if a re-inspection is required another fee will also be required at the time of re-inspection scheduling. Certificates of Approval are good for Ninety (90) days.

Inspection Checklist Required Forms

Customer Satisfaction Survey

NJAC 5:70 “Certificate of Smoke Detector Compliance”

This statute provides that in all Use Group R-3 & R-5 dwellings (single family homes) that are sold, leased or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purposes, the owner shall obtain a Certificate of Smoke Detector and CO detector Compliance from the appropriate enforcing agency. In Old Bridge, your local Fire Prevention Bureau issues this Certificate. Homes in Fire Districts 1 & 2,  should call 732-970-6542, Homes in Fire District 3 & 4 should call 732-723-1124. If you are not sure what fire district the property resides in, you can visit HERE and input your block & lot (click search), or consult your tax bill.

Existing Hardwired (110v) smoke alarms must be maintained as hardwired (110v) alarms! Do not replace with a 10 year sealed battery alarm. these are not acceptable for this application. They can and must be used when no smoke alarms are currently present.

The fee for Certificate of Smoke Detector Compliance should be made out to the applicable Fire District and a separate application obtained from them.