The goal of the City of Cape May Bureau of Fire Prevention is to provide a safe environment for our residents and visitors through education and compliance.
This page contains valuable information regarding registration procedures, fees, and requirements.
If you have any questions, you can contact the City Clerk’s office, Licensing Division at the following number. 609-884-9525
2020 Fire Inspection for Residential Rentals
The City of Cape May Fire Prevention Bureau is requesting that all Residential Rental Applications be submitted no later than March 31, 2020.
A fire inspection must be completed by May 31, 2020.
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
An application must be filed every year. This serves as an annual update of important information and informs us if you are still renting or not. If you are no longer renting, please send a signed letter stating that you no longer rent your property.
Please complete all fields, if something is not applicable write “n/a”.
Please write legibly. For your convenience a fillable PDF application is available online at www.capemaycity.com click the Fire Prevention Bureau tab.
PLEASE INCLUDE A CHECK FOR THE APPLICABLE AMOUNT
Checks are to be made payable to “City of Cape May”. Include the address of the property in the notes.
Residential rentals must submit payment with this application. The cost is $110 for the first unit and $35 for each additional unit.
“Condo units” and owners who have multiple rental properties must be registered separately.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRE INSPECTION
Requests for fire inspections should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, property location, and the date & time period you are requesting. We have two time periods, morning (9am to 12pm) & afternoon (1pm to 3pm).
You will receive a confirmation reply via email.
We will utilize lock boxes or pick up keys from a real estate office (Cape May City offices only) at your request. Again, this request MUST be made via email.
Note: If you are a Hotel, Motel, or Life Hazard Use please complete a Commercial Application.
Top 5 Violations for Residential Rentals
We prefer that you email your questions to email@example.com. Often questions cannot be answered by our office staff and will likely need an inspector to review. By emailing, you won’t have to repeat your question multiple times and it makes it more efficient for our office staff to forward the question to the appropriate inspector.