Code Enforcement FAQ

1. WHOM DO I CALL TO REPORT PROPERTY MAINTENANCE VIOLATIONS (TALL GRASS, TRASH, ETC)?

YOU CAN CALL THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, JOE SADLOWSKI, AT (856) 779-9610 EXT. 171.
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 8:30 AM TO 12:30 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT.
VOICE MAIL MESSAGES MAY BE LEFT ANYTIME THE OFFICE IS UNATTENDED. THEY WILL USUALLY BE RETURNED THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

2. TRASH COLLECTION AND PLACEMENT TIME AND LOCATION.

SOLID WASTE SHALL BE PLACED, BY THE PROPERTY OWNER, AT THE CURB OF THE PREMISE NO EARLIER THAN 6:00 PM ON THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF COLLECTION. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE CONTAINERS OF SOLID WASTE IN THE STREET. PLACEMENT OF TRASH CONTAINERS IN THE STREET PREVENTS THE STREET SWEEPER FROM EFFECTIVELY CLEANING THE STREET FROM CURB TO CURB. ALSO IN THE EVENT OF A HEAVY RAIN STORM, TRASH CONTAINERS IN THE STREET INHIBIT THE FLOW OF WATER TO THE STORM SEWER CATCH BASINS RESULTING IN FLOODING.  SMALL AMOUNTS OF CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS CAN BE TAKEN TO THE TOWNSHIP GARAGE AT 620 CUTLER AVENUE.  FOR LARGE AMOUNTS OF CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS, RESIDENTS SHOULD USE A DUMPSTER.  WOOD WILL BE TAKEN BY THE TRASH COMPANY IF BUNDLED.  EACH BUNDLE SHALL BE SECURELY TIED AND NOT EXCEED THREE FEET IN LENGTH AND TWO FEET IN DIAMETER NOR WEIGH MORE THAN 50 POUNDS. BUNDLED WOOD SHOULD BE PLACED AT THE CURB ON TRASH PICK-UP DAY.  DO NOT PLACE LOOSE WOOD IN A CONTAINER.

3. UNREGISTERED / ABANDONED VEHICLES

THE PLACING, ABANDONMENT, LEAVING, PARKING, STORING OR MAINTAINING OF ANY UNINSPECTED, UNREGISTERED, UNLICENSED, DISABLED, DISMANTLED OR INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE, BOAT, CAMPER, MACHINERY OR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT OUT OF DOORS OR ON ANY PRIVATE OR PUBLIC LANDS IN THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE IS PROHIBITED. ALSO, THE PARKING OF VEHICLES ON ANY FRONT, SIDE OR REAR YARDS/LAWNS THAT ABUT A STREET OR ROAD OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE IS ALSO PROHIBITED.

4. DOG LICENSING

NO PERSON SHALL KEEP OR HARBOR ANY DOG WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE, IN THE COUNTY OF BURLINGTON, WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING A LICENSE, TO BE ISSUED BY THE TAX COLLECTOR OF THE TOWNSHIP UPON APPLICATION BY THE OWNER AND PAYMENT OF A PRESCRIBED FEE, AND NO PERSON SHALL KEEP OR HARBOR ANY DOG IN SAID TOWNSHIP EXCEPT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEE MAPLE SHADE MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 63.

5. NUMBER OF DOGS LIMITED

NO PERSON SHALL KEEP OR HARBOR MORE THAN FOUR DOGS OVER THE AGE OF SIX MONTHS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE, IN THE COUNTY OF BURLINGTON, ON ANY PREMISE OR LOT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF KENNELS, PET SHOPS, POUNDS OR SHELTERS AS DEFINED IN THE APPLICABLE LAW.

6. CONSTRUCTION NOISE

CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR PERMITTED TIMES. THE CARRYING OUT OF EXCAVATION, DEMOLITION, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR OR ALTERATION WORK, BY COMMERCIAL CONTRACTORS, OTHER THAN BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00 AM AND 8:00 PM WEEKDAYS AND SATURDAYS, BETWEEN APRIL 15 AND OCTOBER 15 AND FROM OCTOBER 16 TO APRIL 14, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM AND 8:00 PM WEEKDAYS AND SATURDAYS. THE CARRYING-ON OF CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR OR ALTERATION WORK BY A HOMEOWNER ON HIS/HER OWN DWELLING OR PROPERTY, OTHER THAN BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM AND 8:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, AND OTHER THAN BETWEEN 10:00 AM AND 6:00 PM ON SUNDAY. IN THE CASE OF URGENT NECESSITY OR IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY, THE TOWNSHIP MANAGER MAY GRANT A WAIVER FOR EXCAVATION, DEMOLITION, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR OR ALTERATION WORK FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THREE DAYS, WHICH MAY BE RENEWED FOR ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF THREE DAYS, WHILE THE EMERGENCY CONTINUES.

7. GARAGE AND YARD SALES

GARAGE SALES. SIGNS ADVERTISING GARAGE OR YARD SALES SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE SQUARE FOOT IN AREA. SUCH SIGNS ARE ALLOWED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT ADVERTISED AND MUST BE REMOVED THE DAY FOLLOWING THE EVENT.

8. SWIMMING POOL WATER

GENERALLY, ALL SWIMMING POOLS WITH A WATER DEPTH OF MORE THAN THREE (3) FEET, HEREINAFTER CONSTRUCTED, INSTALLED, OR MAINTAINED SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT TO COMPLETELY PUMP OUT OR EMPTY SAID POOL, EITHER DIRECTLY OR BY WAY OF STREET OR ROAD, TO EITHER A STORM SEWER CATCH BASIN, LAWN WATERING SYSTEM, ADEQUATE DRY WELL OR SAND FILTERING PIT ON THE PREMISES ON WHICH THE POOL IS LOCATED. NO POOL DRAIN SHALL BE CONNECTED TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM. THE DISCHARGE OF SAID WATERS SHALL IN NO WAY CAUSE OR CREATE A NUISANCE TO THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OR TO THE PUBLIC

9. SUMP PUMP ORDINANCE

ANY HOUSE OR WHICH A BASEMENT OR CELLAR IS PROPOSED SHALL PROVIDE FOR A SUMP PUMP. THE SUMP PUMP SHALL PUMP GROUNDWATER THROUGH A PRESSURE LINE AND DISCHARGE DIRECTLY INTO AN APROVED STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEM OR AN EXTENSION OF THE STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEM BORDERING ON THE LOT. THE EXTENSION OF THE STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEM SHALL BE LOCATED BETWEEN THE CURB AND THE SIDEWALK IF THE DISCHARGE IS TO BE MADE IN FRONT OF THE PROPERTY. NO SUMP PUMP SHALL BE CONNECTED TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM.