Code Enforcement Department

Contact: 856-962-8300 ext. 216

200 Cooper Ave. Woodlynne, NJ 08107

Code Enforcement Process

How a Case Begins
Code Enforcement cases can begin in a number of different ways; most commonly a complaint is called into the Department by a citizen. Complaints may remain anonymous or they may leave a name and number so they can be contacted in the future. To call in a complaint, please call 856-962-8300 ext. 216

  • Case progression can vary depending upon the nature of the violation or a number of variables.
  • A complaint is received by the Department.
  • An inspection is performed to verify that a violation exists on the property.
  • The property owner is then notified that a violation(s) exists and is given a reasonable period of time in which to correct the violation(s).
  • A follow-up inspection is performed to verify that the violation(s) has been corrected.

Grass or weeds – cannot be higher than 10 inches, so remember to mow your yard before it reaches this height. If high grass is reported at your property you will receive a letter indicating that you have 5 days to rectify the condition. If the condition is not rectified you may be summonsed to court to pay a fine and the township will mow your lawn and place a lien on the property until the cost of the mowing is paid. To report high grass, please call our Property Maintenance Hotline at 856-962-8300 ext. 216. If you do call to report an incidence of high grass please have the address of the property where the problem is occurring.

Containers – All trash and recycling should be permanently stored in containers in the rear or side yards. Trash and recycling waste should not be placed at the curb prior to 5:30 pm the night before your scheduled collection day and no later than 7 a.m. on collection day.

Pool – All pools should be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so no pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare.

Pet owners – must curb their dogs and immediately remove and dispose of all waste.

Snow To insure safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow within 48 hours of daylight following a snowfall. Please remember that children are walking to schools