Safety & Prevention for Businesses

Inspections and Code Enforcement

The Office of the Fire Marshal is responsible for inspecting all commercial and multifamily occupancies within the Township. Inspectors enforce regulations established by the Uniform Fire Safety Act of New Jersey, the National Fire Protection Association and local ordinance (PDF).

Inspections focus on addressing conditions within and around buildings that could potentially cause a fire, contribute to fire spread, or are likely to endanger building occupants if a fire were to occur. Inspectors will also assure that all built-in features such as suppression systems and detection systems are functioning properly.

Business Registration Form

This form is used to register new businesses opening in Cherry Hill and for updating information pertaining to existing businesses and commercial property owners. The information obtained is used to contact the responsible individual regarding fire safety violations and for emergency situations; the data is kept strictly confidential.

Annual Fire Safety Use Registration Fee

The Fire Marshal's Office issues an annual invoice to all business occupants and/or commercial property owners located within our jurisdiction. The amount of the fee is based upon the square footage and the use of the occupancy. The assessed fee is the responsibility of the occupant/tenant. Payments may be made in the form of a check or money order, payable to CHFD, or by credit card (Visa, MC, or Discover).

Business Continuity Plan

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today's world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. Examples of technology-related hazards are the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software. Develop your business continuity plan (PDF) now with resources from