Ocean County Fire Marshals

The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the local fire code enforcement for 11 Ocean County municipalities: Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Bay Head, Harvey Cedars, Lakewood, Long Beach Township, Point Pleasant Borough, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, South Toms River and Surf City. Duties in these municipalities include fire inspections of commercial establishments, enforcement of the state Fire Code and investigation of fires. In addition to these municipalities, the Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for inspecting all County-owned buildings, regardless of their location.

The Fire Marshal's Office also responds to fire scenes in every municipality, except Brick and Dover Townships, to investigate fires as to cause and origin and also works with the Prosecutor's Office.

Office of the Fire Marshal
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ. 08754-2191

Daniel P. Mulligan, Fire Marshal
Phone (732) 370-7360
Fax (732) 370-7370
Email OCFireMarshal@co.ocean.nj.us

Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance Inspection


• A CERTIFICATE OF SMOKE ALARM, CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM AND PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER COMPLIANCE IS VALID FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF INSPECTION.

• EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019, ALL BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE DETECTORS MUST BE A 10 YEAR SEALED BATTERY UNIT.

• ATTENTION: FAILURE TO READ THE REQUIREMENTS MAY RESULT IN A FAILED INSPECTION.


The first RE-INSPECTION will be at no cost. Any additional re-inspection(s) will be charged a fee of $25.00 per re-inspection.

View Requirements Fill Out Application


AFTER YOU SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICATION, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT. Please do not mail in your payment.

Phone: (732) 929-2088
Fax: (732) 929-2077
Email: OCFMSmokeDetect@co.ocean.nj.us

Effective January 1, 2019, the application fee for a certificate of smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, and portable fire extinguisher compliance (CSACMAPFEC), as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3, shall be based upon the amount of time remaining before the change of occupant is expected, as follows:
  1. Requests for a CSACMAPFEC received more than 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $45.00

  2. Requests for a CSACMAPFEC received four to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $90.00

  3. Requests for a CSACMAPFEC received fewer than four business days prior to the change of occupant: $161.00

Payment Options - WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH


Paper Checks


Paper Checks Only. Checks made payable to Ocean County Fire Marshal are accepted in person at the time of the inspection.
**Please note there is a $15.00 returned check processing fee.

Credit Cards


Credit cards can be used to make payments online only. Credit card payments are not accepted via phone or in person. Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted for online payments.
**Please note there is a $2.00 convenience fee for using the online credit card payment system.
Online payments are supported by the following browsers ONLY: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11+, Opera


Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide inspection request received more than 10 business days prior to change of occupant: $45.00 + $2.00 convenience fee = $47.00

Please Enter Property Address to be Inspected: House#, Street, Apt/Unit #, Town, Zip Code
*Property Address :




Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide inspection request received 4 to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $90.00 + $2.00 convenience fee = $92.00

Please Enter Property Address to be Inspected: House#, Street, Apt/Unit #, Town, Zip Code
*Property Address :



Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide inspection request received fewer than 4 business days prior to the change of occupant; $161.00 + $2.00 convenience fee = $163.00

Please Enter Property Address to be Inspected: House#, Street, Apt/Unit #, Town, Zip Code
*Property Address :