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By signing below, I the owner certify that all of the information provided in this application is true and accurate.   I certify that this dwelling and all other structures on the property meet the zoning requirements of Beachwood.   I attest to the fact that no rubbish/debris/bulk garbage will be left on this property prior to new occupancy.   I understand that failure to comply will result in retraction of the CCO and a summons will be issued.   I understand that this applies to all properties that fall within the Borough of Beachwood.
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Please Note - Rental inspections are done annually and/or with a change of tenant. Smoke detector, carbon monoxide, and fire extinguisher inspection is $30.00. The C/O inspection is $50.00. Both inspections are done at the same time. Payment must be made at the time of scheduling; you may issue one check payable to the Borough of Beachwood for $80.00. Please be advised that if you have any open permits or work that has been done to your home without obtaining permits (either by you or a previous owner), you will not pass the inspection. Please obtain the proper permits before inspection to avoid delays. Please also be advised that a furnace certification by a licensed HVAC contractor/plumber must be turned in or attached with your annual rental permit or resale C/O. Should you have any questions, please call (732)-286-6000 ext. 220. Before any use Group R-3 or R-4 structure is sold, leased, rented or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purpose, the owner shall obtain a Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector and provide the dwelling with a portable fire extinguisher (P.L. 1991, c92(c.52:27D-198.1)). No Certificate shall be issued until inspection of the structure indicates compliance (N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3 and 4.19(d)). A Certificate is non-transferable, and if the change of occupancy specified in the application does not occur within six months, a new application shall be required. Smoke detectors shall be placed on each level of the dwelling including basements. A smoke detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm shall be outside of each separate sleeping area and within 10 feet of bedrooms. At least one portable fire extinguisher shall be installed in all one and two family dwellings upon change of occupancy. The extinguisher shall be listed, labeled, charged, and operable The size shall be no smaller than 2A:10b:C, rated for residential use and weigh no more than 10 lbs The hangers or brackets supplied by the manufacturer must be used The extinguisher must be located within 10 feet of the kitchen The top of the extinguisher must not be more than 5 feet above the floor The extinguisher must be visible and in a readily accessible location, free from being blocked by furniture, storage, or other items The extinguisher must be near a room exit or travel path that provides an escape route to the exterior. The extinguisher must be accompanied by an owner's manual or written information regarding the operation, inspection and maintenance of the extinguisher and the operating instructions must be clearly visible. This inspection shall be conducted by a Fire Inspector within the Borough of Beachwood, Bureau of Fire Prevention. The detectors required above shall be located in accordance with the NFPA 74. The detectors are not required to be interconnected. NOTE: Homes constructed prior to January 1, 1977 are now required to install 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms. This applies to all one- and two-family dwellings, motel rooms, and housing units in rooming houses. Homes constructed after January 1, 1977 provided with AC powered and/or interconnected detectors shall be maintained in working order. WHERE TO LOCATE DETECTORS Detectors are to be located on every level of a residence, (basement, first floor, second floor) excluding crawl spaces and unfinished attics, and in every sleeping area between sleeping areas and living areas such as the kitchen, garage, basement or utility room. AII detectors must be in working order. In homes with only one sleeping area on the floor, a detector is to be placed in the hallway outside the bedrooms. In single level homes with two separate sleeping areas, two detectors are required outside each sleeping area. In multi-level homes, detectors are be located outside sleeping areas and at every finished level of the home. Basement level detectors are to be located in close proximity to the bottom of basement stairwells. WHERE NOT TO LOCATE DETECTORS To avoid false alarms and/or improper operation, avoid installation of smoke detectors in the following areas: Kitchen - smoke from cooking may cause a nuisance alarm. Bathrooms - excessive steam from shower may cause nuisance alarm. Near forced air ducts used for heating or air conditioning - air movement may prevent smoke from reaching detector. The 4 inch "Dead Air' space where the ceiling meets the wall. The peak of an "A' frame type of ceiling - "Dead-Air" at the top may prevent smoke from reaching the detector. FURTHER INTFORMATION ON DETECTOR PLACEMENT For further information about smoke detector placement consult the National Protection Association's Standard No. 74-1984, titled "Household Fire Warning Equipment". For Carbon Monoxide alarms, their publication is Recommended Practice #720. These publications may be obtained by writing to the Publication Sales Department, National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471. Carbon Monoxide alarms are to be located in every separate sleeping area per NFPA 720 and manufacturer’s recommendations. Checklist for a Residential C.C.O.
4 Inch House NumbersMust be posted on front of the house and visible from the street, written words are not acceptable.
Steps & LandingsPorches, balconies or raised floor surfaces located more than 30 inches above the floor or grade
shall have guards not less than 36 inches. Stairs must be in sound and good condition.
RailingsHandrails shall be provided on at least one side of stairways of three or more risers. Handrails not
less than 30 inces or more than 38 inches shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting
normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition.
WindowsAll must have screens, no broken or cracked glazing. They shall be capable of being easily opened,
held in position by window hardware and locked.
Washer/DryerMust discharge into a drainage system, not on the ground or into a sump pump. Dryer must be
vented to the exterior with a metal pipe or foil flex from the machine.
DoorsAll interior doors must be operational with hardware. Front door must have a thumb latch lock from
the interior, keyed cylinders from the interior are not allowed.
Heating UnitCertification required by licensed Plumber or HVAC specialist. Must be operational and connected
to a thermostat. Area around furnace must be free and clear of storage and/or debris.
Solid Fuel-Burning FireplacesProof of chimney maintenance.
GarageNo extension cords on door opener. Door from house to the garage must be maintained in
operative condition.
RoofNo leaks, no missing shingles, no excessive curling.
Stove/RangeMust be operational with knobs and hardware.
FloorsSmooth and free of tripping hazards.
PlumbingFixtures shall be properly installed, connected and maintained in working order.
ElectricalAll receptacles (outlets), switches and junction boxes must be properly covered. Extension cords
are not permitted. There must be a clear and unobstructed path to the panel box, open slots
must be properly blocked.
Yard and PropertyClean and free of debris, lawns and landscaping maintained.
General ConditionsWalls, ceiling, trim, paint, siding, and/or fences must be in good and sound condition.
Any open permits must be finalized prior to C.C.O. Inspection. Permits and Approvals are required for any work done without obtaining a permit, including but not limited to: Fences Pools Sheds Hot Tub or Spa Finished Basements Additions Garage Conversion Decks Patios Sand Based Pavers Hot Water Heaters Furnaces Sprinklers Gazebos Re-Roof or Re-Side This list is provided to assist you in the inspection process, the inspector may require additional deficiencies corrected. Please have all the above completed for the inspection to avoid delays in the issuance of a certificate of continued occupancy.
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For Annual Rental Permits or Resale C/O:  A furnace certification by a licensed HVAC contractor/plumber must be attached with your application.
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