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Welcome to the official website of the Township of Scotch Plains, NJ. The government of Scotch Plains is committed to keeping you informed of important news and events and emergency situations. Sign up to receive text alerts from Code Red or Union County First Alert.  Sign up for our email advisories. And, check this website often for updates.

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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Columbus Day Celebration

On Saturday October 10, the Township will be holding a Columbus Day Celebration outside the Municipal Building at 430 Park Avenue.


The event will include live music, food, and recognition of UNICO's Essay Winners.


Township Offices will be closed Columbus Day on Monday October 12.

On Saturday, October 31 we will be celebrating Halloween with tons of festivities around the Municipal Building!

Starting at 3:00 PM, we will have our Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. There will also be hay rides available. Costume contests, decorating, and all types of activities will take place on the Alan Augustine Village Green.

If you would like to participate in the Scarecrow Decorating Contest or Trunk or Treat, please fill out the forms linked below.

For more information, contact Rose Checchio at

Scotch Plains Day Success

The weather prevailed as Sunday resulted in a great day for Scotch Plains. The administration would like to thank the Township employees for ensuring the success:  DPW, Police, EMS, Code enforcement.  Also, we would like to extend a big thank you to the Mayor and Council for their support and especially the Cultural Arts and Community Events committees for their hard work and dedication to Scotch Plains!

Cruisin' Car Night

New to the Website

We have added Employment Opportunities to the left hand side of the site, under "Find it Here." There, you will find job openings and descriptions about opportunities in the Township of Scotch Plains.

Union County Surrogate to Hold Evening Office Hours in Scotch Plains

Mayor Kevin Glover, Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, and Town Manager Al Mirabella.
Mayor Kevin Glover, Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, and Town Manager Al Mirabella.

In a joint venture with the Scotch Plains Mayor and Council beginning September 14, 2015, Union County Surrogate James LaCorte will host evening hours at the Scotch Plains Town Hall, 430 Park Avenue, Room 202, in Scotch Plains, NJ. The service will commence the second Monday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM by appointment only.


The remaining dates for 2015 are: Nov. 9, and Dec. 14.


(The Surrogate is responsible for administering the estate of a deceased person and judging the legitimacy of wills.)


Appointments for Scotch Plains can be made by contacting Surrogate James LaCorte at (908) 527-4280 Monday–Friday between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The residents also have the availability to download the information sheet and instructions at


New Statewide Child Seat Laws

New Jersey's new child safety seat regulations go into effect on Tuesday, Sept. 1. With car crashes the leading cause of death and injury for children under the age of 14, the first-of- in-the-nation law will keep kids safer in the car.


"These new regulations will ensure that New Jersey remains a leader in child passenger safety," said Cathleen Lewis, director of public affairs and government relations for AAA Northeast in New Jersey."  Read More


On Saturday, September 19, as part of “National Seat Check Saturday” which is also the last day of “National Child Passenger Safety Week,” trained technicians from Union County’s Child Safety Seat Inspection Program will conduct child seat inspections at the Babies ‘R’ Us on Rt. 22 in Union, sponsored in part by AAA Northeast – NJ Division. Read More

Fall Recreation Brochure

The 2015 Fall Recreation Brochure is now available for download. Youth sports, theater programs, senior exercise programs, and community events are listed inside. 


As always, you can contact the Recreation Department at (908) 322-6700 ext. 223.


Click the image to download the brochure.

Scotch Plains Social Media

Here at the Township of Scotch Plains, communication is very important. We want to make sure we are providing the most up-to-date news and alerts to our residents as often as possible. In addition to our new website, we have made significant changes to our Facebook page while launching Twitter and Instagram pages as well. We are working around the clock to update these on a daily basis, and promise to share the best content from our great town.


Links to these pages are available at the top of our homepage.