Resale Requirements/Smoke Certification

Selling or Buying a Home in Plumsted Township?

The following are required for a SMOKE CERTIFICATION:

  •   Application filled out completely & signed
  •   Check for $75.00 made payable to Plumsted Township

This may be mailed to our Municipal Office at 121 Evergreen Road New Egypt NJ 08533 or Dropped off in the CONSTRUCTION OFFICE.

 

For the sale of any single family home or multiple unit home or business, all we require is an inspection for smoke detector and Carbon Monoxide. An inspection of the property is conducted by this office for a fee $75 (payment in advance). Inspections are done on Saturday only 9 am to 11 am. 

*Smoke certification/Resale Inspection Ordinance 2014-03

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors are required for the resale, rental or change of occupancy to single family houses; condos; townhouses; and mobile homes.   Smoke detectors are required on each floor, including basements, excluding unfinished attic or crawl space.  Carbon Monoxide alarm are required in each separate sleeping areas and within 10 feet of bedrooms. The smoke & carbon monoxide detectors required above shall be located in accordance with NFPA 72 and within ten feet of bedroom doors.  *Subject to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3 (inspection for rental or resale) smoke alarms shall be installed with a ten-year sealed battery powered single station smoke alarm.  Please note any smoke detector that exist at the time of inspections that has a removable battery will FAIL inspection and no certificate of occupancy will be issued.

The Construction office will accept checks, cash and money orders as forms of payment.


►RENTAL……………………………$125

►RESALE…………………………….$75

►ANY REINSPECTION…………….$50

RENTAL:

  • IF RENTAL IS MORE THAN TWO UNITS, IT GOES TO THE STATE OF NJ, NOT HERE. PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP WILL INSPECT ONE & TWO UNIT RENTALS ONLY.
  • We will accept complete forms only along with payment before inspections are scheduled. 
  • Well water requires certificate from Ocean County Water IF they change tenants within two (2) years otherwise they are good for five (5) years.
  • Heater certificate from licensed HVAC every two years.
  • All inspections are done on Saturdays only 9am – 12 noon. No set times, the inspector does not call people. An adult must be at the residence or you must leave a lock box number.
  • Final paperwork is LEFT AT THE RESIDENCE unless other arrangements have been made with the Inspector.
  • Inspections must be scheduled two weeks in advance.
  • All forms and instructions are located on www.plumsted.org 

RESALE:

  • Certification of Smoke & Carbon Monoxide IS THE ONLY INSPECTION REQUIRED FOR A RESALE IN PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP.
  • All Resales including Uninhabitable Bank-Owned Properties require the Certification of Smoke & Carbon Monoxide - details and instructions on www.plumsted.org. 
  • All inspections are done on Saturdays only 9am – 12 noon. No set times, the inspector does not call people. An adult must be at the residence or you must leave a lock box number.
  • Final paperwork is LEFT AT THE RESIDENCE unless other arrangements have been made with the Inspector.
  • All forms and instructions are located on www.plumsted.org
  • If the property has outstanding unpaid fees/fines for the Abandoned/Foreclosed property list, the Certificate will not be issued until the fees are paid in full. Please contact Cyndi MacReynolds at ext.128
  • TCO Form for Resales for Uninhabitable/Bank Owned Uninhabitable Property
  • Affidavit in Lieu of Permit for Resales