Resale Requirements/Smoke Certification

Selling or Buying a Home in Plumsted Township?

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 detectors are required for the resale; rental; or change of occupancy to single family houses; condos; townhouses; and mobile homes. One smoke detector is required on each floor level including the basement. Smoke detectors are also required outside of bedroom doors. As of January 1, 2019 all smoke detectors, other than A/C powered interconnected, must be installed with a ten-year sealed battery. Please note any smoke detector that exists at the time of inspection that has a removable battery, will fail inspection and no certificate of occupancy will be issued.


►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