- 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.
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.
AMBULANCE EMERGENCIES - CALL 9-1-1 For other ambulance
business – call (856) 829-0500.
SEWER EMERGENCIES - CALL (856) 829-1792.
After hours call (856) 829-1211
- PLEASE NOTE: The meetings of
the Borough Council are held on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:30pm every month. Saturday March 5, 2016 will be a budget work session.
OFFICES - BOROUGH HALL
505A Howard Street
Phone: (856) 829-0120 - Fax: (856) 829-1413 - Web site:
hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm including noon hour Monday
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
2015, is the Burlington County Times. You can view the
current ordinances by clicking
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.
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
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
Trash, Rubbish and Garbage Collection Schedule From Memorial Day through Labor Day: two collections every week (Tuesdays
From Labor Day through Memorial Day: 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.
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. TVs and ELECTRONICS CANNOT be placed at the curb for pick up.
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.)
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 THE COLLECTION OF SINGLE STREAM RECYCLABLES
ALL CURBSIDE RECYCLING IS COLLECTED EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY Riverton households, businesses and institutions are required to collect for recycling paper, glass bottles, aluminum and tin cans, plastic bottles with the numbers 1or 2 on the bottom and corrugated cardboard. Glass bottles, aluminum cans and plastic bottles must be rinsed clean. Jar lids and bottle caps must be removed. All recyclable items are to be placed in the blue cart, with the metal bar facing the street. Flatten large boxes so that everything fits. These products are collected by the Burlington County Occupational Training Center (O.TC.) and should be placed at the curb by 6:00am on collection day but not earlier than the evening of the preceding day.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
Council and Committee Meetings Residents are always welcome
to attend Borough Council Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:30pm each month. Saturday, March 5, 2016 is a budget work session.
of Education 4th Tuesday - 7:00pm
- Riverton School
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
Board 3rd Tuesday - 7:00pm
- Borough Hall
of Health 1st Tuesday in February
and October (and on call) - 7:30pm - Borough Hall
Tree Board 2nd Monday- January,
March, May, September, November - 7:30pm - Borough Hall