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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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Township Hall Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Our Weather

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Stormwater Brochure

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28 is Small Business Saturday! Last year for Small Business Saturday, 88 million* people came out to Shop Small and made it a day to remember across the country. This year, we want to make an even bigger impact by showing our love for the businesses that put their hearts into everything they do.


Spend some time in downtown Scotch Plains and patronize local merchants and businesses. From great restaurants to shops specializing in unique food, flowers & gift items, health, beauty and fitness - Scotch Plains has something to offer everyone! Shop, eat or just stop in to say hi to our shop owners downtown and don’t forget to use the #ShopSmall to show your support! See you downtown!

Ring in the Holiday Season!

The Scotch Plains Holiday Celebration will be held Sunday, December 6 from 2-5 PM at Alan Augustine Village Green. Any residents interested in decorating a tree are to fill out the form attached to the bottom of the flyer, and return it to the Town Manager's office or email to by December 1.


Download a printable flyer here.

The Department of Inspections has provided Christmas Tree Safety tips for this holiday season.

Download a printable fact sheet here.

Veterans Day

On November 11, 2015, Mayor Glover and Township Manager Al Mirabella joined Vietnam Veteran Joe McCourt and members of the American Legion Post 209 to celebrate Veterans Day in downtown Scotch Plains. Together, they honored the past and present personnel serving in the United States military. Everyday we thank you, Veterans, for your sacrifices.

2015 Fall Leaf Collection

Information regarding leaf collection for this fall is available through the Public Property section of the website.


The page will be updated weekly, listing the dates each street will be tended to, along with a map of the areas where leaves have already been collected.

Senior Appreciation Day

Halloween Festivities


Oct. 26, 2015 - Union County will be replacing a culvert on Raritan Rd., resulting in the closure from Terrill Rd. to Clover Ln. due to construction. The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for approximately 4 months. A detour will be implemented and maintained by the contractor. All emergency services should plan accordingly. Read more

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: 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

Columbus Day Celebration

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!

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.

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.