Smoke Detector

Smoke Detector Locations

All smoke detectors shall be mounted with screws. Mounting of the detector will not be accepted when using tape, hung on a picture hook or nails.

  • Basement: Mounted at the bottom of the stairs to the ceiling. If there is a bedroom on this level the detector shall be placed within 10' of the bedroom, not the bottom of the stairs.
  • 1st Floor: Mounted at the bottom of the stairs to the ceiling. If there is a bedroom on this level the detector shall be placed within 10' of the bedroom, not the bottom of the stairs.
  • 2nd Floor: Mounted to ceiling within 10' of bedrooms
  • 3rd Floor: Mounted to ceiling within 10' of bedrooms
  • Attic: Not Required

Carbon Monoxide Detector Locations

Install the C/O detector(s) within 10 feet of any bedroom area. Mount the unit on the wall or ceiling as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions using the supplied hardware. Devices are permitted to be battery powered, hardwired or plug in type. If there is not an outlet in the area of the bedrooms use a battery powered unit.

Note

All detectors shall be UL listed. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (excluding plug in style C/O detectors) shall be mounted using screws. Mounting of the detectors using tape, Velcro, nails or hung on a picture hook will not be accepted.

Fire Extinguisher

One 4 to 5 pound ABC rated fire extinguisher with a 2A:10B: C classification code or greater shall be wall mounted in a visible and accessible location in or within 10 feet of the kitchen. The fire extinguisher is not allowed to be placed in a cabinet, closet, pantry or behind any doors. The fire extinguisher mounting height shall be approximately 5 feet off of floor. If there are multiple kitchens, each kitchen requires an extinguisher.

Fees

The initial inspection is $50 and for each re-inspection required following an unsuccessful initial inspection an additional charge of $25 shall be applied.

All fees are payable to the Township of Livingston (cash or check, no credit cards) at the time of inspection.