Certification of Occupancy

Certification of Occupancy

New construction projects and additions require a Certification of Occupancy (CO).  The application can be filled out at the building department in town hall listed below.

Building Department
475 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430

The Township of Mahwah does not require a Certificate of Occupancy for a resale or tenant rental. However, the State of New Jersey requires, by Sections N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3 and 4.9 of the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Code, a Smoke Detector Certification. This certification requires smoke detectors on every level, carbon monoxide detectors outside all bedrooms and a 2A:10B:C fire extinguisher  (See the Department of Fire Prevention for Fire Code compliance).