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Township Hall Hours

Summer Hours are in effect! 


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)


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From our own Fire Department's weather station

From the Fire Warden

Every Saturday 8am-2pm

NJDEP Warning

Public Notice

Ponderosa Spray Park has been temporarily closed for repairs. 

The area will reopen as soon as possible and residents will be notified online. Thank you and our apologies for the inconvenience.

Free Films on the Green

As the summer comes to a close, we have just two movies remaining on Alan Augustine Village Green. This Wednesday, August 24, we will be showing Hercules, followed by Zootopia on Friday, August 26. Both movies start at 8 p.m. and are sponsored by the Township of Scotch Plains & the Cultural Arts Committee.


Wednesday, August 24 – Hercules (just added!)

Friday, August 26 – Zootopia Sponsored by Johnston Communications24

Meeting Notice

The Township of Scotch Plains has changed the date of their September 6, 2016 Conference Meeting to September 20, 2016. Meeting start time is 7:00 p.m.

Summer Concert Series

We're happy to announce that our friends, Good Works, will rejoin us for one more live concert this summer on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Alan Augustine Village Green. 

Health Fair

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Township of Scotch Plains will host a Health & Wellness Fair on Alan Augustine Village Green from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Potential sponsors and vendors can contact Margaret Heisey at 908-322-6700 Ext. 314 or Sylvia Hicks at 908-322-9328 for more information.

Online Payments Available

Online tax bill and sewer bill payments are now available on the Township website. Making your payment online is fast, easy, and safe. In just a few minutes, your transaction will be complete. You can choose to pay by a Checking Account ACH Payment (e-Check) or by a Credit Card Payment. There is a $1 ACH fee charged for each transaction. 

New Locked Dropbox Available

To accommodate those who cannot get to the Municipal Building during normal operating hours, a locked dropbox has been installed in the vestibule of the Police Department. This is for tax and sewer payments only. For your protection, cash will not be accepted; please pay by check only.  Any payment placed in the lock box will be credited to your account the next business day. During normal business hours, please bring your payment to the tax office. The box will only be checked in the morning, and we do not want you to incur any additional charges. 

Independence Day Fireworks

Drive Safe!

Schools out, drive safe! Please slow down as school is closed the summer and there are a lot more children and pedestrians on the roadway. For our newer drivers, please slow down and do not text while driving!

1st Annual Scotch Plains Race to Summer 5K

Swimming Pool Safety

It's that time of year again! The weather is heating up and we are all eager to take a dip in the pool.


Before you dive in, review some essential pool safety tips. New Jersey has some of the most stringent swimming pool codes in the nation.


Did you know that:

  • Above-ground and in-ground pools are treated the same with regard to personal and electrical safety, security
  • If the pool has the capability of holding 24” of water or more, it requires a permit & the security of a code compliant fence

If you are considering the installation of a swimming pool, please do not hesitate to contact the Scotch Plains Department of Inspections, we have pool packages to assist you with permit applications. For more information and details please visit our Swimming Pool Safety page. 

Now Available!

In cooperation with the County of Union, the Township of Scotch Plains has provided WiFi accessibility in Ponderosa Park (Map) for all visitors this summer. Enjoy!

New to the Website

Scotch Plains has a contract with Animal Control Solutions which provides services to the Township.  To find a list of services provided, both contracted and non-contracted, visit Departments » Health » Animal Control. For more information, call the local health department at 908-322-6700 ext. 306.

Report a Pothole

To help preserve the local roads throughout Scotch Plains, the Township has implemented a Report a Pothole form online for residents.


The form will notify the Department of Public Property directly via email.

Tips from NJ American Water

To download a PDF version of this pamphlet, click here.

Scotch Hills CC Registration

Membership rules, fees, and applications can be found on the Golf Course & Mini Golf page. To download the PDF directly, click here.

Union County Surrogate Evening Office Hours

union county surrogate

Union County Surrogate James LaCorte will host evening hours at the Scotch Plains Township Hall (430 Park Avenue, Room 202) from 5-6 p.m. by appointment only for the convenience of local residents. The Surrogate is responsible for administering the estate of a deceased person and judging the legitimacy of wills.


Mr. LaCorte will be available the second Monday of each month throughout 2016 on the following dates:


Sept. 12, Nov. 14, Dec. 12.


Appointments for Scotch Plains can be made by contacting Mr. LaCorte at (908) 527-4280 Monday–Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Residents also have the availability to download the information sheet and instructions at www.ucnj.org/surrogate/information-sheet