Home Resale & Rentals
We now only accept self-inspections via affidavits.
Please complete a self inspection and submit the required affidavit. Instructions are on the application form below. The affidavit/application is at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions please call 609-730-8156x4150
Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, and Fire Extinguisher Certificate of Compliance
Application Fee Schedule
Applications received more than 10 business days prior to the closing/change of occupancy: $45.00
Applications received 4 - 10 business days prior to the closing/change of occupancy: $90.00
Applications received fewer than 4 business days prior to the closing/change of occupancy: $161.00
Make checks payable to HTFD #1 - Application Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
There are three (3) requirements for a Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Fire Extinguisher Certificate of Compliance on a resale or re-rental of property in Hopewell Township, Pennington Borough and Hopewell Borough.
Photographs of the following are now required to be submitted with your application.
Smoke Alarms: All battery operated smoke alarms shall be of the 10 year sealed battery type.
Smoke Alarms are required to be installed on each level of the home including the basement. Homes constructed prior to 1977. All smoke alarms must be the 10 year sealed battery type and under 10 years old.
Ranch Style Homes:
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms need to be located within 10 feet of all bedrooms in the hallway.
Two Story Homes: 1st floor, smoke alarm at the bottom of the stairs to the second floor. 2nd floor, smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm within 10 feet of all bedrooms. Basement level ceiling at bottom of staircase or 5” from ceiling on side wall.
*Note: Homes built prior to 1977 are most times battery operated (must be under 10 years old and have a 10 year sealed battery), unless an addition has been added and home had to be brought up to code. Homes built after 1977 are electric interconnected, and newer ones have battery backup.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
Carbon Monoxide Alarms shall be located within 10 feet of all bedrooms in the hallway, NOT inside the bedrooms. They can be either plug-in type or battery operated. If there is no electrical outlet present in the hallway, a battery powered carbon monoxide alarm may be installed. In all cases the manufacturer’s instructions shall be followed.
Fire Extinguisher One 2A:10B:C rated “ABC” extinguisher shall be mounted visibly within 10 feet of the kitchen. It cannot be under the sink or in a closet. It must have a current inspection tag or a receipt with a date of purchase less than one-year-old. To schedule a Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Fire Extinguisher Compliance Inspection please visit our website at to download the application. If you need further assistance, please call the main Hopewell Township Fire District main phone number at (609) 730-8156 option 1 and we will be happy to assist you.
Health Department Requirements for Home Resale - please visit the health department page for information on well and septic system certification. https://nj-hopewelltownshipmercer.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/140/Real-Estate-Transfer-Requirements-PDF?bidId