Fire Sub-Code

The Fire Sub-Code division is led by Sub-Code Official Bruce Barrios. The sub-code division performs inspections for new construction and renovations in commercial and residential occupancies. They assure fire protection systems are in compliance, chimneys have the proper clearance, oil tank removal abatement inspections and new cooking hood suppression system compliance. They are also part of a shared-service for Chatham Borough. Fire sub-code permits are obtained at Borough Hall in the building department. 

Fire Sub-Code Tips:

1) When filling out an application, be as specific as possible in the description to avoid delaying permit approval.

2) When doing a residential renovation, rough inspections are required for items such as pre-fabricated fireplaces to inspect clearances and venting.  A courtesy rough fire inspection is recommended for any renovation at the time of the rough electric inspection and is available by request.  

For any questions contact the Fire Sub-Code Official directly at:

Bruce Barrios
973-593-8494 ext. 2