West Long Branch, NJ 07764
(732) 229 - 1756
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Building and Housing
A Certificate of Occupancy is required if a residence is changing occupants.
Certificate of Occupancy Applications are available for completion at Borough Hall.
The fee of $45.00 is payable to the Borough of West Long Branch.
For a rental property which is changing occupants, a Rental Unit Registration Form must accompany the Certificate of Occupancy Application. These forms are also available at Borough Hall. The fee for a Rental Registration is $100.00.
Please allow 7 Business days to be contacted by inspector.
The following is a basic review of the requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy and may not cover all items:
Outside of house free of garbage
Outside of house is in good order (paint,gutters, sidewalks etc)
Fire Extinguisher in kitchen (2A 10BC or ABC 5 LB)
GFI outlets near all water
Smoke detector on every floor and within 10ft of every bedroom
CO detector within the direct vicinity of each sleeping area
All utilities turned on
Attached garage w/door to house must be fire rated or solid core
All windows must open properly
No double key locks on doors
Visible house #
For Rental Properties add the following requirements:
Inspection must be done prior to occupying.
Every change of occupants requires new inspection.
This is a basic review and may not cover all items.