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Municipal Volunteer Program

Municipal Volunteer Program

Welcome to the Township of Maple Shade. The Township Council encourages citizens to get involved and participate in the development and enhancement of the town and the community in which they live and work. Participation as a volunteer will not only enhance your knowledge about the town, but also enrich your life and greatly benefit our community.

If you have questions or would like to apply, please email us at or give us a call at (856) 779-9610.


Community Volunteer Opportunities

Maple Shade Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of volunteer residents appointed by the Mayor & Council who are responsible for preparing the Township’s Master Plan in compliance with provisions of the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) and who are responsible for reviewing zoning ordinances referred to them by the Mayor & Council.

The Planning Board reviews and acts on the following:

  • Applications for subdivision approval
  • Applications for site plan approval
  • Applications for use permits
  • Revisions to the Borough Zoning Ordinance
  • Variance Applications

The Board is assisted by a professional staff consisting of an attorney, a professional planner, a Township Engineer, an administrative officer, Recording Secretary, and a Board secretary/Land Use Administrator.

Maple Shade Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s powers are very specific and different from that of the Planning Board. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is often called a “quasi-judicial” body and its principal duties are to hear and decide on requests for interpretations of the Township’s zoning and land development ordinances. However, like the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment functions under the authority of the Municipal Land Use Law of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 40:55D

Sustainable Maple Shade

Sustainability is the capacity to endure.  By working together at the local level, we can help the world achieve sustainability.  This is important not just for us, but for the generations to follow.  Here in Maple Shade, we hope you will join us to work in the social, environmental, and economic aspects of our lives for a sustainable future.

For more information, visit our Facebook page at

Maple Shade Advisory Board of Commerce

The Advisory Board of Commerce consists of 26 members who each serve a term of 1 year.  Members consist of the Township Manager, Township Council, Township Police, persons residing in the township or those who have business or commercial establishments in the Township.  Members are selected in recognition of their past service to the Community and based on their desire and willingness to serve on the Board.

The Advisory Board of Commerce encourages expansion and strengthening of existing business and commercial enterprises in the best interest of the Township of Maple Shade.  Other duties and responsibilities are:

  • Prepare, develop and distribute any and all types of material and data which advertises the advantages of the Township of Maple Shade to new business and commercial enterprises.
  • Investigate conditions inimical to the welfare of business in Maple Shade.
  • Encourage remodeling, face-lifting and general cleanup and brightening of business establishments.
  • Arrange fund-raising for Christmas street lighting and other community activities to stimulate business.
  • Recommend to the Township Council any plans, methods or suggestions for municipal assistance in solving the problems of and improving the business community.
  • Make semiannual reports to the Township Council, setting forth therein and detailing the activities and operations of the Board during the preceding six months.
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Effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 and in exercising an abundance of caution, the Township of Maple Shade Municipal Building will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice. Municipal Staff will continue to be working, however will only be available by telephone at (856) 779-9610 or email during regular business hours 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday to Friday.

The Township remains vigilant in keeping our residents and employees safe and healthy. Residents are encouraged to keep themselves informed by visiting the official township webpage or subscribing to Nixle for alerts. You can register for Nixle message at

COVID-19 Information

Official Township Statement Regarding Positive COVID-19 Case

Message from the Mayor – 03/27/2020

Support Local Business during COVID-19

Municipal Court Sessions – Suspended through April 2020

DCA Guidance for Municipal Construction Dept during COVID-19

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107

NJ DCA – Information on Housing Assistance Programs

Burlington County – Information on Housing Assistance Programs

NJ Jobs Portal

Job affected by COVID-19?  See info at NJ Department of Labor

Apply to NJ for Unemployment Insurance

State Guidance to Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Burlington County – County News

Burlington County Press Release – Small Business Loan Program


(updated April 1, 2020)

At this time, Solid Waste Collection will remain on its normal collection schedule; however, the following restrictions are being enforced:

Items such as mattresses, box springs, cushions, small bulk items, etc. MUST be bagged or covered in plastic.  ALL wood furniture items should also follow the same instructions and be bagged or covered in plastic.  Any larger items that cannot be bagged or covered in plastic will not be picked up until the state restrictions are lifted. 

All trash bags, whether placed in a trash receptacle or directly at the curb, MUST be tied as to not increase the risk of exposure from solid waste. Trash that is loose at the curb or loose in a trash receptacle will not be collected.

We greatly appreciate you assisting us in keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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856-779-9610, Ext 113