Mon - Fri: 8:30 - 4:30
(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Fire Prevention

Hours & Contact

Mailing Address
Construction Office
Township of Ewing
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Hours of Operation
M, T, Th, F - 8:30am - 4pm
**Closed Wednesdays**

Fire Marshall
James Hall
p: (609) 883-2900 x7179
email: [email protected] 

Lisa Litz, Administrative Assistant
p: (609) 883-2900 x7677
email: [email protected] 

Fire Prevention Specialists

Tom Leese x7677 email: [email protected] 
Mike Oakley x7677 email: [email protected]


  • Inspection of all commercial buildings and common areas of multiple dwellings for enforcement of / compliance with the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey.
  • Investigate fires in accordance with the aforementioned Uniform Fire Code.
  • Coordinate data with the three township fire companies.


All commercial buildings must be registered with the Division of Fire Prevention. Ewing Township’s Fire Registration form can be downloaded from the Paper Applications & Forms section in the right column.

Inspections are performed according to the  State Uniform Fire Code (Subchapter 3) and the Fire Code Administrative Regulations  (Scroll down to Chapter 70) .

Knox Box Program

Established for businesses to provide a Knox Box to be mounted on the exterior of the building, providing emergency phone numbers, information and access for the fire department[s] outside of business hours.

Changes to the Fire Code for Residential Rental and Resale Properties

SPECIAL PROVISIONS as of 3-19-2020:

For the property transfer of a residential dwelling the Mayor has temporarily suspended the full property transfers inspections and those requirements. This allows for the use of the Division of Fire Safety Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance (CSACMAPFEC) application to be used. This allows an individual to certify that the alarms and devices and in place and properly functioning. The certifying individual cannot be a resident of the dwelling. The form needs to be filled in in full, signed by the certifying individual attesting to the information upon the form and then notarized. A copy of the fire extinguisher receipt is needed as well and should be included with the form. The payment is determined based on the closing date indicated on the application and is as per the DFS schedule contained within the Uniform Fire Code  (N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(d))  see below. Please submit your payment made payable to Ewing Township. Once the application is deemed complete it will be processed and a compliance certificate will be emailed to you. (It is important to include a neat and clearly legible email upon the application)

Requests for a CSACMAPFEC recieved more than 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $45.00

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

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

Please be advised that important changes have been made recently to the NJ Uniform Fire Code that affect both residential rental properties and residential properties that are being resold.  These inspection changes help to reduce the fire risk to occupants that are typical to residential properties.

Smoke Alarms

Ten-year sealed battery-powered single station smoke alarms are now required for any residential property transfer.  Any residential rental property currently utilizing detectors that have replaceable batteries MUST BE REPLACED with the ten year sealed battery type. This includes combination detectors (smoke/carbon monoxide). You may not replace any A.C. powered single or multiple station smoke alarms with battery-powered smoke alarms.   A/C-powered smoke alarms shall be accepted as meeting all the requirements as of January 1st, 2019.  See N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 for full explanation of the requirements. 

Fire Extinguishers

Portable fire extinguishers must be installed within 10 feet of the kitchen and located in the path of egress within full view and readily accessible.  They must be mounted so that the top is not more than 5 feet above the floor using the manufacturer's hanging bracket with the operating instructions clearly visible.  The owner’s manual must be provided during the inspection and left for the new occupant. 

The extinguisher shall be an approved listed and labeled type with a minimum rating of 2A-10B:C and no more than 10 pounds.  Please note that anything less than a 3 lb. extinguisher will NOT satisfy this requirement.   The extinguisher must also be serviced and tagged as operational by a certified Division of Fire Safety contractor within the past 12 months or the seller must have a receipt for a recently purchased extinguisher.  Again see N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 section (e) for the full explanation of the requirements. 

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
(609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
(609) 882-3130


Rental Property Concern Hotline
(609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools
2099 Pennington Road

Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

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