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The local enforcing agency enforces the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, sructures and premises within the established boundaries of the municipality,  other than owner-occupied, one- and two- family dwellings, shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code. 


Washington Township Prevention Bureau provides smoke detector and fire safety inspections to Independence and Mansfield Township through shared service agreements.


Washington Township Fire Prevention Officers:

Willam Heerwagen Jr.

Matt Lopez

(908) 876-8637


Forms & Documents:

Event Application Form

Business Registration Form

Certification for 1 & 2 Family Dwellings, Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Compliance

Call office directly (908-876-8637) for appointment when  change of occupancy occur.

No form is required to be submitted. 

Please schedule as much in advance as possible.  Inspection staff is part-time, immediate appointments are not available.

Certificates are good for six months.