Township of Maple Shade

"Nice Town, Friendly People"


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(Property Tax Reimbursement)

The deadline for 2022 applications is October 31, 2023. For an application or questions, please contact 800-882-6597 or click the link below.

NJ Division of Taxation - NJ Division of Taxation - Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)


We are pleased to announce a new electronic billing option for Water and Sewer Bills. 

You may now receive your Water and Sewer Bill online via email.

Click HERE for directions.

You can also go to or contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 856-779-9610 ext. 156 to sign up.



1. September 23, 2023 – Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots

2. October 17, 2023 – Voter Registration Deadline for General (21 Days Prior)

3. October 25, 2023 - Mailing Sample Ballots

4. October 31, 2023 – Deadline to apply for a Mail-In ballot by mail

5. October 28 – November 5, 2023 – Early Voting Period

6. November 6, 2023 – Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications - 3PM

7. November 7, 2023 – General Election - 6AM to 8PM


Please Read your Sample Ballots!!

Your District is on your address label after your name.


DISTRICTS: Fox Meadow Residents go to the Fox Meadow NEW Community Center; Watergate Residents go to your Community Center. If you voted at Steinhauer School or the Maple Shade High School in the past, you vote at the Maple Shade Fire Department.


Districts 1 & 7 –                                 VFW

Districts 2, 6, 8, 10 & 12 –                 Municipal Building

Districts 3, 4, 9, 11, 13, 16 & 18 –     Fire Department, 53 S. Maple Avenue

Districts 5, 14 & 15 –                         25 Club

District 17 –                                       Watergate Community Center

District 19 –                                       Fox Meadow New Community Center


Ballot box is located at the front doors of the Township Building, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. 


Early Voting Information & Voting Locations

Every County will provide registered voters with the option of early, in-person voting for the 2023 General Election. They will designate in-person early voting locations that will be open October 28, 2023 – November 5, 2023. Hours will be Monday -Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary. Click HERE for the early voting locations.


*Please visit the Burlington County website at for updates and valuable voting information such as Frequently Asked Questions, Am I Registered?, and Track My Ballot.

Our Lego collection is growing!!! We are extending our deadline to the end of November, and looking to collect the following: New and unopened Fidgets, Play-Doh Kits, Action Figures, Ear Buds/Bluetooth Speakers, Barbies/Princess Dolls.

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Sustainable Maple Shade is Looking for More Volunteers

Sustainable Maple Shade Wants YOU! That's right, Sustainable Maple Shade is looking for more volunteers to join our fun-filled group doing all things "Green" around town! Our next General Meeting is Thursday, November 16th at 6:00pm in the Senior Room at the Municipal Building. All are welcome! 

Sustainable Maple Shade is Expanding NexTrex Plastic Recycling Collection

Sustainable Maple Shade now has NexTrex Plastic collection boxes in the Municipal Building Lobby, Columbia Bank on Main Street, the Firehouse and the WaterGate Clubhouse Vestibule. Please help us earn a second bench for town by dropping your appropriate plastic at one of those locations.  

"Trash to Treasure" Campaign Keeps Candy Wrappers Out of Landfills

Candy is everywhere this time of year, but did you know that the wrappers it comes in takes decades to decompose in a landfill?

Sustainable Maple Shade has partnered with Rubicon for its Annual "Trash to

Treasure" candy wrapper collection. Sustainable members collect the candy wrappers in receptacles provided by the company. The boxes are taped up then sent to Rubicon for processing where the candy wrappers then start a new life and are turned into plastic pellets which are used to make new items. 

You can do your part to help by collecting wrappers. Message us on Facebook or email us at by November 17th and we’ll arrange for them to be collected. You can also drop off candy wrappers to L&S Chocolates at 103 E. Main Street during regular business hours. We will also have the boxes at the Township Building at 200 Stiles Avenue until November 17th. 

2023 Costume Swap was a Great Success 

Thanks to the generous donations from Shaders, the Sustainable Maple Shade Costume Swap celebrated another successful year. The group collected more than 60 full costumes, 30 packages of costume makeup, 20 hats, 10 headbands, 10 brand new wigs and about 20 other random accessories to complete a Halloween look. 

After the donations were sorted and sized, the shopping was on! About 60 families came to look through the costume options and went home with a number of costumes from Wednesday Adams and Ghostbusters, to Pumpkins and Unicorns to Michael Myers and Vampires. 

The goal of the Costume Swap is to keep costumes out of the trash and give them new life. Most people will only wear a costume one time. Costumes start at $25 on the cheap end and only get pricier from there. After the donations are collected, sorted and sized, anyone in Maple Shade, whether they donated or not, are able to come look through the offerings and take whatever they want for FREE. It’s just one more way Sustainable Maple Shade is Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. 

Maple Shade Town Clean-Up

More than 40 residents, including township officials and kids from various youth organizations, came together to put their trash pickers to the ground. They picked up 10 full, giant trash bags of trash during the Annual Fall Clean-Up.  

Areas along the railroad tracks, local parks, and the government building, all got a clean sweep. Clean Communities, along with Sustainable Maple Shade, hold two clean-up events a year to help keep the town beautiful.

The groups would also like to thank the dedicated citizens who are out there picking up litter even when we don’t sponsor the clean-ups, as we have been actively meeting many of you. We applaud you for your ongoing efforts. 

The next town clean up will take place Sunday, May 19th. 

Kindly RSVP by November 13th at


The saying goes “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”.…and who doesn’t love a good yard sale or garage sale. However, please don’t forget to remove and clean up your yard sale / garage sale signs from Township

right-of-ways and roadways. 


Township Code Chapter 205-65 I(2)

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.


The Maple Shade Police Department has been very, busy over the past month. The Shaders Feeding Shaders Food Drive Competition wrapped up with over 2,000 items donated for the Maple Shade Food Bank.  The Kindergartens won the contest with an impressive lead. The officers spent the afternoon delivering pizza to all of our Kindergarten students. Great job, Kindergarten Class of 2036!

The 2nd Annual Coffee With a Cop was a huge success! An estimated 50 students stopped by for hot chocolate, breakfast treats, conversations with the officers and some morning hugs from K9 Ripley.

The Fill-the-Truck Food Event is off to a great start! You can find the bins for the local food collection event hosted by the Maple Shade Police Department and the Maple Shade Police Chaplains Association at businesses around town. These donations will go directly to the Maple Shade Food Bank.

The Halloween Trunk or Treat at Fox Meadow made for a fun night for all! The Maple Shade Police Department even found some new recruits! 

Also, a special thank you to BJ’s Wholesale for their donation to all of our Halloween events. 


Meet some of your favorite officers at the Maple Shade Custard Stand on November 14, 2023 from 5:30PM -7:30PM. Bring a non-perishable food donation and receive a free water ice, courtesy of the Maple Shade Custard Stand. If you belong to a Maple Shade Sports Organization or Community Based Organization, please check out the flyer below or compete for some big prizes! 

Tip of the Month

from the MSPD

Remove all valuables from your vehicle before you go to bed. Lock the car doors and turn on your alarm. If you see something, say something! Have a safe holiday!





Everyday Items You Should Never Flush or Put Down Your Drains

It is very important to be conscientious about what you flush and put down your drains. If you are not, it can have major impacts to your property and the public sewer system.

If there is a blockage within your property from items that should not have been flushed or put in the drain, it is your responsibility to fix that problem. This work can be costly but could be avoided if you watch what goes down your drains. Maple Shade Ordinances states sewer service lines from the town sewer in the street all the way into the property is the responsibility of the property owner.

If you are putting items down the toilet or drains that you aren’t supposed to, it could get past your service line; however, it could still have a large impact on you and your neighbors. Items that should not be in the sewer system cause blockages which can not only overflow onto the road/surrounding area, but it can back up other properties sewer service lines and cause overflows within your own or your neighbors’ properties. Because the sewer services are a publicly operated service, the cost to maintain the infrastructure is collected from sewer charges, and more blockages could lead to more expensive utility charges for Maple Shade property owners.


GREASE - Grease from cooking should be given time to cool and harden and then disposed of in the trash. Grease buildup is the #1 reason for backups in town.

WIPES & RAGS – These should always be disposed of in the trash. Wipes & Rags buildup is the 2nd most common reason.

Below are common everyday items that should not be flushed or put down your drains. It is important to share this information with your entire household or tenants. Plumbing repairs can be costly, but they can be avoidable.





Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Call or Visit the Library for Further Details 

Holiday Closings: 

Election Day - November 7th - Closed

Veterans Day - November 10th - Closed

Library Closes at 5PM - November 22nd

Thanksgiving Holiday - November 23rd & 24th - Closed


For a list of Library Youth & Adult Services, please click HERE.


Wednesday, November 8th - Zoning Board Meeting at 7:00PM

Thursday, November 9th - Town Council Meeting at 6:30PM

Wednesday, November 29th - Planning Board Meeting at 7:00PM


November 20th - December 14th

Letters to Santa Mailbox - In Front of Municipal Building

Saturday, December 2nd -

Holiday Festival from 4PM - 7PM - Main Street by Gazebo Park

856-779-9610 - phone  856-779-2524 - fax

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