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Fire Prevention Bureau
Virgil Rome
Sussex County Fire Marshall

135 Morris Turnpike
Newton, NJ  07860

Phone: (973) 579-0380
Fax: (973) 948-0960

Please be advised that through a Shared Service Agreement between the Town of Newton and the County of Sussex, the Fire Prevention Bureau is now located and operating under the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office at 39 High Street, Newton. 

The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for:
  • Enforcing the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey, the minimum fire safety code, which protects the lives and property of the State’s citizens
  • Conducting all fire and life safety inspections. 


The forms below should be submitted to the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Office of the Fire Marshall & Fire Coordinators, 39 High Street, Newton, New Jersey, 07860.

Non-Life Hazard Use Registration

Life Hazard Use Registration

Fire Safety Permit Application

Request for Variance

Request for Extension of Time