Certification of Occupancy

The Township of Mahwah does not require a Certificate of Occupancy (Application for CO) for a resale or tenant rental. However, the State of New Jersey requires by Section N.J. A.C. 5:70-2.3 of the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Safety Act a  Smoke Detector Certification.  This certification requires smoke detectors on every level, carbon monoxide detectors outside all bedrooms and a 2A:10B:C fire extinguisher.  (See Fire Prevention Bureau for Fire Code compliance)

This application must be filled out at the Building Department in the Municipal building at 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, N.J.  07430.  The fee is $80.00; an appointment for the inspection will be scheduled at that time. Inspections are between 7:30am to 9:00 am Monday thru Friday.

Certification of Continued Occupancy 

Certificates of Continued Occupancy are not required for houses for resale or rental of existing unity by the Building Department.

Certificates for resale or tenant rentals are required through Fire Presention at Ext. 275 or 240