Due to the evolving situation involving COVID-19, Township of Clinton Bureau of Fire Safety is temporarily suspending all CSACMAPFEC inspections and modifying the procedure for obtaining a Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance (CSACMAPFEC) required under N.J.A.C 5:70-2.3(a). 

We are taking these protective measures to help ensure the safety of the residents and staff of Clinton Township. We are providing the sellers of residential dwellings with two options.

Option #1- During this period, the sellers of residential dwellings may postpone their closing until such time that we resume the CSCMAPFEC inspections. Please note that we cannot provide a date when we will resume these inspections; or

Option #2- The seller will submit a CSACMAPFEC application and fee to Fire Safety and the Sellers, Buyers and their attorneys will complete the affidavit. Under Option # 2, the Buyer will be assuming the responsibility to obtain the CSACMAPFEC at a later date after the closing. Fire Safety will review and approve the affidavit, email the “approved affidavit” to the parties and allow the closing to take place. If the seller and buyer agree to this procedure, we recommend that funds be held in escrow to cover any corrections that the buyer may be required to do, to obtain the CSACMAPFEC.

Steven Milne, FIT
Fire Marshal
Clinton Township & Lebanon Borough
Bureau of Fire Safety
Office of the Fire Marshal


 Steve Milne  Fire Marshal   908-735-8800 x 254  Email
 Christopher Sorrentino      Fire Inspector      908-735-8800 x 257      Email
 Richard Dziminski  Fire Inspector  908-735-8800 x 259  Email


Address: 1225 Route 31,Suite 411
                Lebanon, NJ  08833
                (Office located within the Building Department, 1st floor)



The Clinton Township Bureau of Fire Safety is responsible for the enforcement and inspection of the Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, and Fire Extinguishers Compliance Inspections on the sale of a home, lease or change of occupancy for any residential structure.

It is also responsible for the investigation of all complaints received pertaining to fire safety, and is required by state statute to perform fire investigations to determine the cause and origin of fires.


The mission of the Clinton Township Bureau of Fire Safety is to protect the general public and community against fire through the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and local ordinances through fire inspections, public education, and training the industries, retail establishments and general public in fire safety.

Applications and Forms 

Please review the new guidelines for Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, & Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance. The NJ State law has been amended with some significant changes. Some of the changes include fire extinguisher and smoke alarm requirements: (Review the Guidelines)

**The fire extinguisher owner’s manual or written operation instructions (These are the physical instructions) shall be provided during the inspection and left for the new occupant; (This is different from the operational instructions & information on the front of the fire extinguisher)**


The State of New Jersey has adopted the NJ 2015 International Fire Code. The State of NJ has previously been using the NJ International Fire Code 2006 edition. The new NJ 2015 International Fire Code will be enforceable starting July 1st 2018.

Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm & Portable Fire Extinguisher Guidelines

Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm & Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance Application

Affidavit Attesting to the Interior Finish of Interior Finish Protection

Application for a Fire Safety Permit

Extension of Time Request

Non-Life Hazard Registration Form / Business Update Form

Farm Registration Form

Food Truck / Enclosed Mobile Unit Guidelines

Cooking Guidelines

Knox Box Ordering Instructions

Tent-Membrane Structure Requirements & Guidelines

Crowd Manager & Emergency Plans for Large Events

Open Burning Information

Important Recalls (Click for details)

Smoke Alarms 

Fire Extinguishers 


Last updated: 3/18/2020 4:56:12 PM