Monday, March 10, 2014 In order to help us keep track of the solar panels in town, part of what the town has done is create an online registration that automatically gets sent to the FD when registration are completed. Please follow the link below to register your solar equipment.
A new state law, Assembly Bill A-266 (S-507), was approved on January 17, 2014, to help protect New Jersey firefighters’ safety when responding to emergency calls at buildings with solar panels.
Owners of any building or structure that has a solar panel system installed are now required to provide a written notice to the local fire department indicating:
- The year the solar panels were installed
- The property owners’ names; the building address
- The names of the owners and addresses of any adjacent properties served by the solar panel system.
All owners of buildings, excluding one or two family residences, with a solar panel system installed will also be required to place an emblem on the front of their buildings notifying firefighters of the system, as directed by the Commissioner of Community Affairs. The law further requires that municipal agencies, upon the issuance of a permit to install or modify a solar panel system, file a copy of the permit with the local fire department.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Chief of Department