137 Main Street
Andover, NJ 07821
Phone: (973) 786-6688
Fax: (973) 786-7231
email: clerk@andoverboroughnj.org
Hours: Monday - Friday : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed on Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Construction Inspections

To schedule an inspection, please call 973-786-6688 and provide the permit number, location and type of inspection needed. Inspectors are available by appointment only and require 48 hours notice.

Certification of Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Compliance:

Prior to selling a home or changing of tenants, a Certification of Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Compliance Inspection must be performed. This inspection is required by Andover Borough and is done to make sure that the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. A new law also requires a fire extinguisher be installed in the kitchen. The fee for the inspection must be paid prior to the inspection. Please see the link below to download a copy of the application or call 973-786-6688 to have the form faxed.

Click here for application

Fire Prevention Requirements for Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
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The Borough of Andover has entered into a Shared Service Agreement with the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for the responsibilities of Fire Prevention. Commercial locations in Andover Borough will be inspected annually by the Office of the Fire Marshal & Fire Coordinators and that office will communicate directly with property owners regarding inspection requirements and payment of fees. If you have any questions regarding inspections or registration please contact them directly at 973-579-0380

*Local Business – Fire Prevention – Registration Form