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To schedule a smoke detector inspection, please visit Fire Department Headquarters at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to your scheduled closing date. The business office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payment is collected at the same time the appointment is made. Visit the Fire Department Smoke Detector Inspection webpage for more information.
The office accepts exact cash or a check made payable to the City of Westfield. Credit cards and debit cards are not accepted.
You will need to remove the smoke detectors from their bases to see the information on the back of the detectors. There should be a sticker or a stamp with the manufacturing date. For example, the date may be listed as "2013 Nov. 05". If you are unable to find a date located on the back of the detector, then the detector is very old. As smoke detectors age, the detector also turns yellow. Smoke detectors need to be replaced if the date is over 10 years old.
The Fire Department requests 2 sets of plans of your new construction and/or house renovation. Prior to Fire Department review, both sets of plans must have the smoke, carbon, and heat detector locations clearly marked as to where the detectors will be installed. The plans should include every level of the house including basement. For houses undergoing renovation, the plans must include the original house floor plan in addition to the renovation and/or addition. The structure dimensions and gross floor square footage should also be indicated. Payment for the plan review will be collected once the plans have been approved and are ready to be picked up. The cost for the plan review is $.02 per square foot with a minimum of $40.