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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
The Scotch Plains Fire Department will be hosting a wetdown for their newest apparatus, Engine 1684 ,on Saturday, July 23, 12:00-4:00pm in the Scotch Plains Municipal Lot. A wet down is a dedication/celebration of a new fire vehicle. Fire departments from nearby towns come and “wet down” the new vehicle by spraying it with water from their engines or trucks. It is a wonderful opportunity for local residents to come out and see the new engine, as well as meet and speak with members of the SPFD. Live music will be performed by local band Wolf Creek, there will be bounce houses for the children and food and beverages available. There is a $15.00 entrance fee which includes all of the above as well as a plastic Engine 1684 Wetdown mug.
The Scotch Plains Police Department, Rescue Squad, Fire Department and Union County SWAT Team will host National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2 from 6- 9 p.m. Community members are invited to participate in police demonstrations, fingerprinting, inflatable slides & castles, balloon animals, and food with the town's first responders.
Wolf Creek will provide live music on the summer stage and representatives from the Allstate Espeland Group and K9 Resorts will be in attendance.
Friday Family Movie Night will take place on Alan Augustine Village Green throughout the summer. Bring the family and a blanket (or chairs) and join us each week. All movies start at 8 p.m. Movies are sponsored by the Township of Scotch Plains & the Cultural Arts Committee.
The complete summer schedule of movies:
July 29 – Aladdin
August 5 – The Good Dinosaur
August 12 – Hercules
August 19 – Up
August 26 – Zootopia Sponsored by Johnston Communications
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
In cooperation with the County of Union, the Township of Scotch Plains will provide WiFi accessibility in Ponderosa Park (Map) for all visitors this summer. Enjoy!
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.
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.
To download a PDF version of this pamphlet, click here.
Union County Surrogate James LaCorte will host evening hours at the Scotch Plains Township Hall (430 Park Avenue, Room 202) on December 14, 2015 from 5-6 p.m. by appointment only. 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:
Aug. 8, 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