Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Planning & Zoning
Application forms & zoning information can be viewed or downloaded from the Planning and Zoning webpage Mapleshade Departments Planning Zoning
All sheds and garages require Zoning Permits. Any shed to be constructed over 10’ x 20’ (200-sq ft.) also needs approval from the construction office.
Yes. If you are doing any work beyond your property line into the municipal right-of-way (ROW) you need to obtain a Street Excavation (Road Opening Permit) permit. If the property is on a County Route or State Highway those agencies should be contacted for approval.
Maple Shade Township does not require a C.O. inspection for sale of home or rentals. Only inspection needed is by the fire department. Contact 609-960-5273 to request inspection for smoke detectors, carbon monoxide and sump pumps (which must not be connected to the sanitary sewer).
MapleShade Departments Fire Official Home Inspections
Alarm systems, both residential and commercial, are required to be registered with the Maple Shade Police Department (MSPD) at the beginning of every year. Alarm ordinance ecode360.com. It is the responsibility of the applicant to renew each year with the MSPD. The alarm registration form and emergency contact information form can be downloaded at Maple Shade Forms.Maple Shade Police Department: (856) 234-8300
Notice-re Multi Family Structures
- Pick-up a roaming dog or cat from public or private property
- Remove a deceased domestic animal from public or private property
- Assist with the investigation of animal cruelty complaints
- Issue summonses and testify in court for alleged violations of Maple Shade ordinances involving animals
- Transport birds or domestic animals for the testing of West Nile Virus and Rabies
- Transport quarantined dogs and cats involving bites
- Deliver all animals picked-up to the Burlington County Animal Shelter
NJAC regular hours of service are from 8:30AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.