Home Inspection

Requirements for Smoke, Carbon Monoxide and Fire Extinguisher Certification

In order to successfully pass the inspection, your property will need to meet all regulations mandated by the state and municipality. These requirements are detailed below and specifically refer to smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.

Please consult these requirements and contact the Montville District 1 Fire Prevention Bureau with any and all questions or concerns prior to your appointment. If your property does not adequately meet these requirements you will fail the inspection and you will be required to schedule a re‐inspection (with a $60.00 re‐inspection fee). Your property must pass inspection prior to closing or rental, or you will receive a penalty for non‐compliance. New homeowners or renters cannot occupy the home or rental unit prior to the inspection or a $500.00 penalty can be assessed.

Please note: The property owner OR the realtor must be present at the time of the inspection, and payment is due at the time of the inspection. You MUST have your block and lot number available.


Request for Residential Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher inspections:

  1. Request for a CSDCMDC received ten (10) or more business days prior the change of occupancy: $60.00.
  2. Request for a CSDCMDC received four (4) to nine (9) business days prior to the change of occupancy: $90.00.
  3. Request for a CSDCMDC received zero (0) to three (3) business days prior to the change of occupancy: $150.00.
  4. Re‐inspection or no show fee is: $60.00.

Please note: Applications received less than ten (10) days before the closing or the rental date will try to be accommodated, however, this is not always possible. That is why we ask for ten (10) or more business days notice.

Payment by check or money order only (no cash) at the time of the inspection made payable to: Montville Fire Prevention.

In order to set up an appointment please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (973) 334‐6430, or email your request to [email protected].