A Certificate of Compliance is required for the sale or transfer of a property (M.G.L. c 148 s.26).
Appointments for the inspections are to be made in person 2 to 3 weeks before the scheduled closing date at Fire Department Headquarters located at 34 Broad Street during business hours. Business office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The inspection fee is collected at the time the appointment is made. The office accepts exact cash or a check made payable to the City of Westfield. Debit or credit cards payments are not available.
The cost for a single family residence is $40. For multiple family homes, the cost is $40 for the first unit and $10 for each additional unit (2 Family = $50; 3 Family = $60).
The smoke detector requirements will be made available to you when the appointment is scheduled. The year the house was built will determine which informational sheet is given. However, if the property was renovated with additional bedrooms, added an attached garage or included major alterations such as gutting, re-configuring bedroom walls, installing hard-wired smoke detectors, etc, the year these renovations were performed will supersede the original construction date. The requirements are also available online.