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Harvest Homecoming Set for October 1

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Township of Scotch Plains is pleased to sponsor the Harvest Homecoming on 1451 Raritan Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to kick off the Fall. The free event will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, food trucks, live music, face painting and much more!

Scotch Plains Day Set for Oct. 9

The Township of Scotch Plains has announced its annual Scotch Plains Day celebration is scheduled for Sunday, October 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Park Ave. Residents of all ages are invited to attend.


This Fall Family Festival will feature rides, games, a ravioli-eating contest, delicious food, a live performance by The Wolf Creek Band and more fun for the entire family!

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.

Health & Wellness 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.

Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon

On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9 a.m., the Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon. Click here to download the pledge sheet. 

For more info, contact:

Margaret Heisey at mheisey@scotchplainsnj.com or 908-322-6700 Ext. 314.

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.

Final Car Show of the Summer Was a Success

Hundreds of local residents turned out for a beautiful evening in downtown Scotch Plains on Thursday, September 15 as they were treated to an incredible car show and live music on the Alan Augustine Village Green by "Memphis Rain."

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. 

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

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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

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