The Property Maintenance Code is used to protect the health safety and welfare of the general public by establishing minimum standards for the maintenance of premises throughout the Township. It covers many areas, such as but not limited to, overgrown grass and vegetation, residential and commercial parking requirements, trash and refuse, exterior maintenance for buildings, parking lots, curbs, and sidewalks, infestation, clothing bins, and dumpsters. The Code Enforcement Officer investigates reported violations.
CODE ENFORCEMENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. Whom do I call to report property maintenance violations (ex: tall grass, trash, etc.)?
You can call the Code Enforcement Officer at (856) 779-9610 ext. 171 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: This position is part-time and emailing or calling ahead of time is highly suggested.
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 than 6:00PM 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 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 7:00AM and 8:00PM weekdays and Saturdays, between April 15 and October 15 and from October 16 to April 14, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00PM weekdays and Saturdays. The carrying-on of construction, repair or alteration work by homeowner on his/her own dwelling or property, other than between the hours of 8:00AM and 8:00PM, Monday through Saturday, and other than between 10:00AM and 6:00PM on Sunday. In the case of urgent necessity or on the interest of public health or safety, the Township Manager may grant a waiver for excavation, demolition, construction, repair or alternation 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
Signs advertising garage and 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