Emergency Information

FIRE - IN CASE OF FIRE CALL 9-1-1
Riverton has a very fine volunteer Fire Department. (Actually voted #1 fire department in Burlington County this year!) At the very first sign of a fire, call them. Don't wait until you find you cannot put the fire out yourself. For calls to the Fire Department other than emergencies – call (856) 829-2080. You can learn more about the Riverton Fire Company by logging onto www.RivertonFireCompany.org.


POLICE EMERGENCIES - CALL 9-1-1
Report non-emergencies to the Riverton Police Station located at 501 5th Street.
Phone: (856) 829-1212 or 829-1211 (for a dispatcher) - Fax: (856) 829-1412

Your police Department maintains a 24-hour patrol of the Borough of Riverton. The police would like you to report any suspicious actions including license numbers. If you are going to be away from your home for several days, please advise the Police Department so they can keep closer watch over it. You can learn more about the Police Department by logging onto www.Riverton-Police.com.


FOR AMBULANCE EMERGENCIES - CALL 9-1-1
For other ambulance business – call (856) 829-0500.


FOR SEWER EMERGENCIES - CALL (856) 829-1792. After hours call (856) 829-1211


Burlington County Office of Emergency Management
http://www.co.burlington.nj.us

 

Borough Information - PLEASE NOTE: The meetings of the Borough Council are held on the 1st & 2nd Wednesday at 7:30pm from January through April. From May through December, the 2nd Wednesday of each month at & 7:30pm.

BOROUGH OFFICES - BOROUGH HALL
505A Howard Street
Phone: (856) 829-0120 - Fax: (856) 829-1413 - Web site: www.Riverton-NJ.com

Office hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm including noon hour Monday thru Friday.

Marriage & Civil Union licenses, Voter Registration forms, Dog licenses, Cat licenses, Street opening, Building and Zoning permits, Annual Business Registration Forms are obtained at the Borough Hall. Some forms are available online by clicking HERE. Real estate taxes are payable February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Sewer service charges are payable April 1 and October 1.


Ordinances
All ordinances of the Borough of Riverton are in a permanent Record Book on file with the Borough Clerk in the Borough Office. All ordinances are published before final passage in the legal newspaper of the Borough which, for the year 2014, is the Burlington County Times. You can view the current ordinances by clicking here.


Building Permits
The construction or alternation to existing structures or the erection of any fence or sign requires a building permit which is to be applied for at the Borough Hall.


Snow Conditions
Residents must clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall. Violators will be subject to a fine in Municipal Court. COUNCIL REQUESTS YOUR HELP FOR SNOW REMOVAL: We can all help the Street Department in these ways: When two inches of snow or more are forecast, please remove vehicles from streets if possible; otherwise, please park all vehicles on the odd-numbered house side of your street; after plows have cleared snow from the middle and empty side, please move all vehicles to cleared side of the street so plows can finish snow-removal from the streets. It is also requested that if live near a fire hydrant, that you please clear around it so that the volunteer fire department will be able to access it in case of an emergency. Everyone helps, everyone benefits. Thank you.


Curb and Sidewalk Maintenance
By law, Riverton property owners are required to maintain their existing curbs and sidewalks in satisfactory condition at their own expense and therefore must make their own repairs when necessary.


Regular Trash, Rubbish and Garbage Collection Schedule
From May 1st through September 30th: two collections every week (Tuesdays & Fridays).
From October 1st through April 30th: once a week (Tuesday).

Please note that from May 1 through September 30, bulk pick-up is on Friday.  From October 1 through April 30 bulk pick-up is on Tuesday.


Rules for Trash and Garbage Collection
Trash and garbage are to be placed in tightly covered or tied containers. It is recommended that residents use galvanized or plastic cans no larger than 30 gallons capacity, or plastic trash bags. Rubbish and containers must not exceed 50 lbs. in weight. Rubbish that is too bulky to be placed in a proper receptacle must be disassembled, broken or cut up as much as practical and placed a the curb on the prescribed collection day. All such rubbish is to be tied securely and may not exceed 3 feet in length, or exceed 50 lbs. in weight. Waste building materials and debris from construction work will not be picked up. The Contractor or person doing the work is responsible for removing such materials. Residents are requested to have trash, rubbish and garbage at the curb line by 6:00am on scheduled collection day. They are not to be set out earlier than the evening before collection. Collections are made commencing at 6:00am and should be completed by 4:00pm except in cases of unusual delay, breakdown, or storms of unusually heavy intensity. Empty containers are to be removed from the curb line by evening of the day of collection.


Special Bulk Pick-up Schedule
Bulk pick-up will be collected by the Borough's Garbage/Trash hauler, Waste Management of Camden, NJ as follows: From October 1 through April 30th every Tuesday. From May 1st through September 30th every Friday. Bulk trash shall include furniture, small appliances, home furnishings, rugs, bundled or bagged yard debris, discarded tree limbs and bushes, brush, grass clippings (EXCLUDING LEAVES), and other household and yard materials.

Large appliances, such as clothes washers and dryers, food refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, trash compactors and similar appliances*; automobile and truck tires; light fixtures containing ballasts and/or fluorescent lamps; asbestos roofing materials, and/or other material prohibit from the landfill or later deemed inappropriate for bulk trash by the Borough, shall not be collected.

*PLEASE NOTE: YOU SHOULD CALL THE RIVERTON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AT 829-1792 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR ONLY THE ITEMS WITH AN ASTERISK NEXT TO IT TO BE PICKED-UP WHEN PLACED CURBSIDE. Residents are encouraged to place their bulk pick-up items curbside as opposed to bringing them to the Public Works facility.

 

No curb side and/or dumpster disposal of "covered electronic devices", which includes televisions, computers, monitors and portable/laptop computers. See N.J.S.A 13:1E-99, et seq., (The Electronic Waste Management Act.)


Holiday Trash Pick-up
Trash and garbage will not be picked up on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your collection falls on one of these days you are requested not to put out trash and garbage until the next scheduled collection day.


Rules for Collection of Recyclables. All curbside recycling is collected on every other Wednesday.
Riverton households, business and institutions are required to separate and collect recycling paper, glass, bottles, aluminum and tin cans, plastic bottles with the numbers 1 and 2 on the bottom and corrugated cardboard.  Place green, brown and clear bottles and jars, along with aluminum, tin and plastic bottles with the numbers 1 and 2 on the bottom, in the yellow commingled recycling bucked provided by the Borough.  These items must be rinsed clean. Jar lids and bottle caps must be removed.  All paper and cardboard items are to be placed in the blue cart.  Flatten large boxes so everything fits.  Set the blue cart out with the metal bar facing the street.  These products are collected by the Burlington County Occupational Training Center (O.T.C.) and should be placed at the curb by 6:00AM on collection day but not earlier than the evening of the preceding day.


Disposal of Paint Cans
Unused latex and/or oil based paint cans can be brought to the Public Works Department Mondays thru Fridays from 7:00am until 3:00pm and on Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00am. Questions regarding this program should be directed to the recycling hotline at (609) 267-6889 or 461-4141, not to the Borough Office.


Street Sweeper & Mechanical Leaf Pick-Up Service
The Borough provides these services for Riverton homeowners. The street sweeper will operate on a monthly basis when conditions warrant. Leaf pick-up service will commence in October and finish at the end of December. If you want to have your leaves picked up, you are to place your leaves between the sidewalk and the curb and not in the street, to avoid clogging the gutters and preventing proper drainage. Questions regarding leaf pick-up should be directed to the Public Works Department at (856) 829-1792.


Chipping
Third Wednesday of each month place brush or limbs at curb line for chipping except Oct., Nov. & Dec. (Leaf Season)


On Street and Off Street Parking
No commercial vehicles over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, or (regardless of weight) truck trailers, stake body trucks, dump trucks or large vans (more than 4 wheels) may be parked overnight on a public street in a residential district. Not more than one commercial vehicle over 10,000 pounds, and no trucks or large vans as described above, may be parked at any time, except while loading or unloading, in the driveway or yard of a lot in a residential district. For complete requirements, refer to Chapter 128 of the Borough Code-Zoning Ordinance.


Dog Licenses*
A license and registration tag must be obtained for any dog over six months old. These licenses must be renewed in January of each year at the Borough Office. Proof of current rabies vaccination through the tenth month of the licensing year is required. The cost is $5.00 for the license and $1.00 for the registration tag. Licenses renewed after January 31st cost $6.00 plus $1.00 for the registration tag. An additional $.20 for the "Pilot Clinic Fund" and $3.00 additional surcharge must be paid on all licensed issued for non-spayed and non-neutered dogs. By law dogs are not permitted to run loose off the owner's property. Such dogs and any others found not licensed may be impounded by the Animal Control Officer. *For complete animal requirements, refer to Chapter 45 (Animals) and 92 (Park) of the Code of the Borough for Riverton.


Cat Licenses*
A license and registration tag must be obtained for any CAT over seven months old. The cost for both the license and registration tag is $5.00. Proof of current rabies vaccination through the tenth month of the licensing year is required. These licenses must be renewed in January of each year at the Borough Office. Licenses renewed after January 31st will cost $6.00 *For complete animal requirements, refer to Chapter 45 (Animals) and 92 (Park) of the Code of the Borough for Riverton.


Marriage Licenses
More Info HERE.


Civil Union Licenses*
More Info HERE.


Borough Park
Riverton Memorial Park is a very fine asset of the Borough of Riverton. Its 12 acres include 4 baseball diamonds, a grandstand, 2 basketball courts, 4 hard-surfaced tennis courts, seesaws, swings, slides, and other playground equipment. Picnic facilities are available with tables and benches and a fine grassy area. Groups wishing to use picnic facilities must apply at the Borough Office to reserve this area.

Meetings

Borough Council and Committee Meetings
Residents are always welcome to attend Borough Council Meetings on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday at 7:30pm January through April. 2nd Wednesday only at 7:30pm May through December.


Board of Education
4th Tuesday - 7:00pm - Riverton School


Municipal Court
Click HERE for more info. Court held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11 am. Cinnaminson Township Building. 1621 Riverton Road. Ph: 856-829-4027, Fax: 856-829-2893


Park & Recreation Advisory Committee
4th Tuesday - 7:30pm - Borough Hall


Planning Board
3rd Tuesday - 7:00pm - Borough Hall


Board of Health
1st Tuesday in February and October (and on call) - 7:30pm - Borough Hall


Shade Tree Board
2nd Monday- January, March, May, September, November - 7:30pm - Borough Hall


Architectural Review Committee
2nd Tuesday - 7:30pm - Riverton Free Library


Environmental Commission
3rd Thursday - 7:30pm - Riverton Free Library

 

 

 

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