Glassboro Community Information

Glassboro Community Information

The Neighborhood
As a member of the Glassboro and Rowan community, it is important to get to know the area in which you reside. Rowan has a long relationship with the Glassboro community and we encourage students to become connected to both the Rowan and Glassboro community. The Borough of Glassboro is a suburban area, consisting of residential homes and small businesses. Community members range from seniors, adults, youth, children and students.

Local Ordinances to Know
Students are expected to adhere to local laws as well as university policy. At a minimum, students should be aware of the following portions of the Borough of Glassboro Municipal Code which govern individual, group, and residential property within Glassboro.

(Click here for a full listing of the Glassboro Code Book)

Creation of loud and unreasonable noise- Borough Ordinance 354-22

A. “The making, creation or permitting of any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise in the Borough of Glassboro is hereby prohibited.”
B.“The making, creating or permitting of any loud and unnecessary noise of such character, intensity and duration as to be detrimental to the life, health and welfare of any individual or which, either steadily or intermittently, annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, peace or safety of any individual is hereby prohibited.”

Licensing and Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages – Article I.
150-1 Purposes of provisions
“This article is for the purpose of regulating the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the Borough of Glassboro, in the County of Gloucester, in accordance with the provisions of the act of the Legislature entitled "An Act Concerning Alcoholic Beverages," being Chapter 436 of the Laws of 1933, its supplements and amendments, Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq. and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued or to be promulgated by the State Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control applicable thereto.”
1 50-4 Licenses required
" It shall be unlawful to sell or distribute alcoholic beverages in the Borough of Glassboro, in the County of Gloucester, without a license previously applied for and granted pursuant to the provisions of said Act.”

[Sale/supplying of Alcohol]

150-19 Violations and penalties for certain other infractions.
"Any person who shall possess, sell, distribute or transport any alcoholic beverage in violation of this article, or who shall import, own, possess, keep or store in said Borough of Glassboro alcoholic beverages with intent to sell, distribute or transport alcoholic beverages in violation of the provisions of this article, or who shall own, possess, keep or store in said Borough of Glassboro any implement or paraphernalia for the sale, distribution, transportation or warehousing of alcoholic beverages with intent to use the same in the sale, distribution, warehousing or transportation of alcoholic beverages in violation of this article or to aid or abet another in the sale, distribution, warehousing or transportation of alcoholic beverages in violation of this article, shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine or not less than $200 and not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or community service for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.”

Possession or Consumption by Underage Persons on Private Property.
150-29 Underage drinking. “It shall be unlawful for any person under the legal age who, without legal authority, knowingly possesses or knowingly consumes an alcoholic beverage on private property.”
150-30Violations and penalties. “Any person violating the provisions of this article shall, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-1, as amended, be punished by a fine of $250 for a first offense and $350 for any subsequent offense.”

Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public and quasi-public places. (354-5)

A. “It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or to possess any alcoholic beverage in an open container with intent to consume the same on any sidewalk, street, avenue, highway, public parking lot or other public place, or in any motor vehicle not on private property, within the Borough of Glassboro at any time."
B. “It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or to possess any alcoholic beverage in an open container with intent to consume the same on any parking lot, yard or other open area which is open to the public or to which the public is invited at any time.”

Violations and penalties; disposition of fees. 354-27
“Each and every person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit and pay a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by serving a period of 90 days of community service, or both, in the discretion of the court.”

Litter, trash, debris at exterior - Borough Ordinance 379-5
Exterior. Every rental facility shall be clean and free from garbage, litter, and rubbish and hazards to safety. Lawns, hedges and bushes shall be kept trimmed and shall not be permitted to become overgrown and unsightly. Fences shall be kept in good repair. Trash cans and recycling containers shall be restricted from being stored or kept in front yards and shall otherwise be stored in a safe location.

Trash and recyclables co-mingled - Borough Ordinance 408-15
It shall be the responsibility of the resident or occupant to properly segregate the uncollected solid waste for proper disposal or recycling. Allowing such un-separated solid waste and recyclables to accumulate will be considered a violation of this article and the local sanitary code.

Parking on lawn or k-turn - Borough Ordinance 445.54.1(A)
Unlawful to park. It shall be unlawful. It shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicles, commercial vehicles or recreational vehicles on property.

  • Other than an area designated as a driveway or parking area.
  • Other than an approved area for parking as required for rental properties in Chapter 379.
  • Other than an area which has been approved by the Borough of Glassboro through its Zoning Board and/or Planning Board by official action of said body which is consistent with the Master Plan and Land Use Ordinances of the Borough of Glassboro.
  • Within areas designated for active k-turns
  • Within an area utilized as a means of access to a parking area.
  • Within any right-of-way

Important Glassboro Parking Info - Effective September 2016

Click Here for Updated Parking Ordinance

 

Important Glassboro Parking Info - Effective June 2017

The Borough of Glassboro has implemented a new procedure to register off-campus overnight parking requests. Students can now register vehicles online through a web-based application at www.frontlinepss.com/glassboro. The link can also be found on both the Borough of Glassboro’s website www.glassboro.org and the Glassboro Police Department website www.glassboropd.org.

Borough ordinance 445-14 (G) restricts overnight parking between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on all borough streets. Request made through the website will allow citizens to park overnight for a maximum of (6) six times per month.

The previous practice of calling in your vehicle for overnight parking is no longer the proper method. Callers will be directed to the overnight parking portal.

Upon entering the system to register an overnight parking request, users must complete the following steps to complete the process:

Click on the “submit now” tab, completely and accurately fill out the “Overnight Parking Entry” details page, and click on the “submit” tab to complete entry.

If the entry is not instantly denied the request has been granted and an email confirmation will be sent.

IMPORTANT:

Overnight parking requests must been submitted before 2:00 a.m. to ensure that a summons will not be issued. Requests are time stamped in the system. Accuracy of the data entered is the key to minimizing the chances that a summons will be issued. Certain streets in the Borough are designated as Permit Parking Only Zones. Citizens requesting overnight parking in these areas must also have a properly displayed, and valid, parking permit for the zone in which parking is being requested. Permit parking requirements as established by borough ordinance 445-57, in designated zones, are only in effect between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Overnight parking may be prohibited when inclement weather conditions are anticipated.

If there are any questions or concerns, call the Glassboro Police Department at 856-881-1501 x88112 during normal business hours.