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Fire Marshall Office

Fire Marshall:  Martin O. Hawley
Deputy Fire Marshall:  Martin Hawley Jr.
Deputy Fire Marshall:  James Merkel

When selling your home, a "smoke detector certification" is required through the State of New Jersey. For your convenience this application can be obtained at the Building Department or click on the forms section, under Building & Construction Forms this form will be printed with certificate of occupancy form as well.

NOTE: A check or money order made payable to "Borough of Atlantic Highlands Fire", must accompany this form.  If the inspection date above follows the date of receipt by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands by more than ten business days, the fee is $45.00; if received fewer than ten but more than four business days, $90.00; and if four business days or fewer, $161.00.  Once issued, a Certificate is not transferable, nor is a fee refundable.  If the change of occupant does not occur within 30 days of inspection, a new application shall be required as well as fee applied.


Since April 7, 2003, the Department of Community Affairs has required the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in one and two family dwellings.  The installation of CO alarms in the immediate vicinity (within 10 feet) of all sleeping rooms in the dwelling is required if the dwelling contains a fuel burning appliance or has an attached garage. 

NOTE: This requirement does not apply to furnace rooms, laundry rooms, garages, etc.  CO alarms are to be installed within the immediate vicinity of the sleeping areas (within ten feet of sleeping areas, in the hallway, for example).

Lastly, remember that CO alarms must be installed in the location specified by the manufacturer (eg., wall, ceiling, etc.).  They may be battery powered, hard wired, or a plug-in type.