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.

Upcoming Events

Social Media

Township Hall Hours


Monday - Friday

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


Main Phone:


Full contact list

Find It Here

Fields Open?

Report a Park Issue:



From our own Fire Department's weather station

From the Fire Warden

Every Saturday 8am-2pm

NJDEP Warning

K-9 Resorts Fundraiser for Scotch Plains Police

More than 100 local residents, government and law enforcement officials attended a benefit fundraiser for the Scotch Plains Police Department hosted by K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel at the Shackamaxon Country Club on Thursday, October 20. The event featured an evening of music and entertainment and everyone had a great time while raising money for a good cause!

Halloween Celebration ft. Trunk or Treat!

On Sunday, October 30, Scotch Plains will host its Second Annual Trunk or Treat on Park Avenue from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring the family to the Alan Augustine Green for a fun afternoon, including the Scarecrow Contest, Costume Contest, crafts and hayrides.

Hayrides and Halloween activities, including crafts and spooky stories, courtesy of the Scotch Plains Library, will be available on Alan Augustine Village Green (430 Park Ave).


For more information or to obtain a participation form, please contact Margaret Heisey at mheisey@scotchplainsnj.com. 

Scarecrow Contest on October 30

The Township of Scotch Plains will host a Scarecrow Contest on Sunday, October 30 from 12-2 p.m. before its annual Trunk or Treat! celebration on the Alan Augustine Village Green. Judges will be on hand to score the scarecrows on originality. Prizes will be awarded to the three best scarecrows. Contestants can set up and be checked in on Saturday, October 22 (12-2 p.m.) or Sunday, October 30 (12-2 p.m.).


To download the form to register, click here. For more information, please contact Margaret Heisey at mheisey@scotchplainsnj.com.

Matt Mercurio Named New Recreation Director

Scotch Plains Township Manager Mirabella (right) welcomes the new recreation director, Matt Mercurio. He most recently served as recreation director in Tenafly and is a graduate of Montclair State with a B.S. Degree in Recreation Profession and Leisure.


Mercurio is recognized by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs as a certified Parks and Recreation Professional, Supervisor and Administrator. 

Union County Board of Elections is Hiring!

The Union County Board of Elections is hiring for the upcoming November General Election on Tuesday, November 8. 


If you're interested and want to find out if you are eligible to serve, call the Union County Board of Elections office at 908-527-4236!

National Fire Prevention Month

National Fire Prevention Month is observed every October and was created to help bring awareness to fire safety practices.For 2016, the National Fire Protection Association has declared the theme to be, “Don’t Wait, Check the Date”. Many homeowners do not realize the sensors in a smoke detector have a life expectancy of 10 years, and after 10 years the detector should be replaced. The Scotch Plains Fire Department provides complimentary smoke alarm services for senior citizens and offers free smoke detectors for low income residents. Find out if you qualify by calling 908-322-6700 Ext. 501.


Click on the graphic for more information!

2016 Leaf Collection Guidelines

The Department of Public Property has issued guidelines and updates for this season's leaf collection program. Relevant information regarding leaf collection will be regularly available through the Public Property section of our website. You will also find previous areas where leaves have been collected during the removal process.

Great Turnout for Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon

The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its its annual Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, October 8 while raising more than $1,800 for the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


A big thank you to all of the local residents who participated and helped the cause!

Local Businesses Participate in Health Fair

The Township of Scotch Plains hosted a Health & Wellness Fair on the Alan Augustine Village Green on Saturday, October 8 featuring dozens of local businesses.

Harvest Fest Fundraiser Kicks Off Fall

On Saturday, October 1, The Frazee House, the Scotch Plains Fanwood Community Garden, Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club‎, and the Township of Scotch Plains came together to host the annual Harvest Homecoming fundraiser to kick off the Fall.

Fall Recreation Review

Youth Basketball League (For Grades 3-8)


Fall Programs by Skyhawks Sports Academy

  • Super Tots Soccer (Ages 3-4 & 5-6)
  • Super Tots Hoopster Tots
  • Tennis Programs
  • Girls Field Hockey

And more upcoming events in town! 


Click here to download The Recreation Review.

Reporting Suspicious Activity

In light of the recent threats that have transpired in Union County and throughout the country earlier this month, we'd like to remind our residents to speak up if you notice unusual or suspicious activity. Click here for more information on suspicious activity.


To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed. If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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. 

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:


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

Information Center

Get Text Alerts

Get Email Updates

Your email address will not be shared with anyone else.

Radio Alerts

Click for live stream of Scotch Plains-Fanwood information radio at 530 AM