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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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Upcoming Events


Township Hall Hours

Summer Hours Now In Effect

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM NOON

Main Phone:

908-322-6700

Full contact list


Find It Here


Fields Open?

Report a Park Issue:

recreation@scotchplainsnj.com


Our Weather

From our own Fire Department's weather station

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From the Fire Warden

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Summer Concert Series


Free Friday Movie


Swim Day


Every Saturday


Pool Safety Tips

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Free Movie Fridays on the Green

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for a great seat every Friday night at 8 PM at the Augustine Green outside the Municipal Building on Park Avenue for free family movies, brought to you by the Township of Scotch Plains and the Scotch Plains Library. Here are the remaining movie(s) this summer:

  • August 28: Wreck-It Ralph

Pretzels and water will be on sale. Rain date is always the following Saturday. Bring the kids and have a great summer night out!


Live Music - Summer Concert Series

All Summer Concerts begin at 7:30 PM at Augustine Park, 430 Park Avenue, adjacent to Municipal Hall. Here are the remaining concert(s) this summer:

  • September 17 - Cruisin' Car Night & Memphis Rain

Traffic Advisory

  • Front St. will be closed for repairs from 8 PM to 6 AM tonight, August 27. Gas service connections to the new gas main on Front St. continue. SPPD will provide detours every day until the work is completed.
  • The Barclays Golf Tournament will be taking place at the Plainfield Country Club from Tuesday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug 30. Raritan Rd. in Scotch Plains will be open up to Inman Ave. however, expect delays. Old Raritan Rd. between Woodland Ave. and Inman will be closed. Woodland Ave. will also be closed between Sprague and Maple.

Pickup Service for Storm Damages

Mayor Glover and Township administration were able to negotiate a pickup service to remove storm related items as a result of last week's flood. Republic Services, who handles the Township’s bulky waste spring pick up is providing special pricing for our residents.

 

Please contact Republic Services Customer Service at (732) 545-8988 for pick up pricing and pick up schedule. Republic Services will be available for pick up as early as this Wednesday, August 26.


New Smoke Detector Programs

Smoke Alarm Service for Seniors

As a service to our Senior Citizens, the Fire Department will replace the standard batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at no charge. The Fire Department will provide the batteries at no cost. In addition, any Senior Citizen that purchases a new smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector, the Fire Department will install it in the proper location. Please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (908) 322-6700 extension 501 and leave a message for either service. An inspector will arrange a mutually convenient time for service.


Smoke Detectors for Low Income Residents

The Fire Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety has received a limited supply of smoke detectors for distribution to low income residents of one and two family homes. Please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 322-6700 extension 501 and the proper paperwork will be forwarded to you. Completion of the paperwork is being required by the Division of Fire Safety to ensure eligibility. The Fire Department will install the detector. Only one detector is available per household.


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.


National Night Out

The Scotch Plains Police Department held National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, inviting the community to enjoy police demonstrations, activities, and food with the town's first responders.

 

The Rescue Squad and Fire Department had vehicles on display, inviting everyone to see the equipment used for emergencies.

 

The hometown band, the Broadcasters, provided rock classics on the summer stage as children flocked to the dunk tank and inflatable bounce houses.

 

The night was sponsored by the Allstate Espeland Group and K9 Resorts.


Scotch Plains Ranked 45th Safest City in NJ

As part of their annual research, SafeWise Security Systems collected records from the FBI Crime Report Statistics, gathering data on violent crimes and property crimes in cities across the US. After comparing data from previous years, SafeWise compiled a list of the 50 Safest Towns (with more than 10,000 residents) in New Jersey.

 

With a frequently updated police blotter, CodeRed alerts, and 43 officers diligently working to protect the neighborhood, Scotch Plains ranked No. 45 among the list, making it 5th in Union County.

 

Violent crimes per 1,000 people: 0.79

Property Crimes per 1,000 people: 7.86

 

To see the complete list, click here.


SPTV Program Guide & Announcement Form

Check out the daily program guide for Scotch Plains Community Television on FiOS Channel 22 and Comcast Channel 34. And, your non-profit or community organization can now request an on-screen announcement by filling out a form online.