NEW! LEAD-BASED PAINT INSPECTIONS FOR CERTAIN RENTALS
The Fort Lee Fire Prevention Bureau has begun executing Lead-Based Paint (LPH) Inspections in rental dwelling units as of Tuesday, November 1. The New Jersey Lead Paint Inspection Law (S1147/ P.L.2021, c.182) went into effect this year, which requires lead paint inspections for all residential rental properties built BEFORE 1978. Under these requirements, municipalities in New Jersey are obligated to perform inspections of certain single-family, two-family, and multiple rental dwellings for lead-based paint hazards every three years or upon tenant turnover where there is no valid lead-safe certification. The Borough Ordinance (Property Maintenance Code, 312-21) was passed at the Mayor & Council meeting on Thursday, November 10. The fee for this lead-safe inspection by a certified Borough inspector will be $220 (in addition to the COC fee) and lasts for 2 years. Property owners also have the option of hiring a NJ-certified lead evaluation contractor.
Click here to view letter from Fire Official Steven J. Curry and additional information on Lead-Based Paint (LPH) Inspections.
The Fort Lee Fire Prevention Bureau is a multifaceted department staffed by full-time and part-time employees, and is responsible for the enforcement of all state and local fire codes within the Borough of Fort Lee. Normal hours of operation are Monday Through Friday, 6am-4pm. Inspectors are also on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The professional and friendly secretarial staff of the Fire Prevention Bureau will assist the public with:
Applications for Certificate of Continued Occupancy
Copies of Fire Reports
Free Services Including Special Needs Assistance, Tot Finder and Pet Finder
Knox Lock Box Applications
Police and Fire False Alarm Penalties
They also manage scheduling appointments for inspections, and answering questions and concerns.
The fire inspector’s regular duties consist of:
Fire Lane Enforcement
An Investigation of Complaints
Routine Fire Inspections
Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Compliance
In addition to these duties, all inspectors are trained as medical first responders and certified in the use of defibrillators, trained as fire investigators to determine the origin and cause of fires, explosions, or hazardous material spills. Lastly, the Fire Prevention Bureau responds to all active Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms during working hours to relieve the burden of the Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department.