Often forced at the time of sale during a real estate transaction, a 2005 law required all one- and two-family homes (with the exception of seasonal rental properties) to be equipped with a fire extinguisher. Regulations were never adopted by the Department of Community Affairs, so there could be a potential 566 different sets of standards for each municipality to enforce this requirement.
NJ Realtors® backed legislation in 2012 which would have repealed the requirement for one- and two-family homes. Gov. Christie conditionally vetoed the bill in 2012, but then signed it in 2013, requiring a review of the current state laws and regulations and requiring the DCA report back with recommendations on the repeal of the requirement.