Forms and Permit Applications

Public Records Requests

The New Jersey Open Public Records Act establishes a process for citizens to make formal requests for government records. The Act defines what a government record is and the mechanism and time frame for requesting it. 

Click here to request a Scotch Plains record

Click here to request a State of NJ record


Citizens can submit an OPRA request via email at


The following are considered Public Records under OPRA:

  • Printed Documents such as agendas, minutes, budget worksheets and presentations, contracts, bills, vouchers
  • Handwritten Documents
  • Books, Maps and Photographs
  • Tape and Video Recordings
  • Computer Records and E-Mail 
  • Electronically Stored Information


  • Where a record does not exist and one must be created to respond to a request. 
  • Information that would jeopardize security. 
  • If the record is electronic, the municipality is not obligated to provide the software to view the record.
  • Personal Information such as social security number, driver licence number, unlisted phone number 
  • Public Defender files
SP Records Request Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 106.2 KB
Citizen's Guide to OPRA (July 2011).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 161.8 KB

Other Forms and Permit Applications

Download the desired form, fill it out, then mail or bring to Township Hall.

Dog License Renewal Application
Dog License 2020..docx
Microsoft Word Document 21.7 KB

Food License Info and Application
Food License Application (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 45.4 KB

Job Application for Scotch Plains Twp
Application for Employment Scotch Plains
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

Marriage License
Marriage License appointment website inf
Microsoft Word Document 18.6 KB

Wedding License Application
Entering into a Marriage or Civil Union
Adobe Acrobat Document 21.6 KB

Mini Golf Party Application
Mini Golf Party Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 127.4 KB

No Knock List Application
No Knock List Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 34.1 KB

Certified Copies of Death or Marriage Certificates
Non-Genealogical Vital Record Applicatio
Adobe Acrobat Document 466.2 KB

2020 Shady Rest at Scotch Hills CC Renta
Adobe Acrobat Document 510.1 KB

2018 Park Reservation Form (Picnics).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 414.1 KB

Senior Bus Transportation Registration
Adobe Acrobat Document 49.3 KB

Smoke & CO Detector Form
Newly Updated SD Application Dec2019.doc
Microsoft Word Document 40.0 KB

Smoke & CO Detector Placement Diagram
Smoke-CO Detector Placement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 135.8 KB

Street Opening Permit Applicatioin
Street Opening Permit.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 57.3 KB

Zoning Permit Application
Zoning Permit Applications.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 23.8 KB
Requirements for Fences, Patios, Driveways & Sheds
Fence Permit New.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 24.5 KB

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