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 opra@scotchplainsnj.com.

 

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

EXCEPTIONS

  • 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
Download
Fillable OPRA Request Form
OPRA-Fillable.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 352.5 KB
Download
Citizen's Guide to OPRA
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.

Download
Above Ground Pool Requirements
ABOVE GROUND POOL REQUIREMENTS.docx
Microsoft Word Document 12.9 KB

Download
Dog License Renewal Application
2021 Dog License New & Renewal Applicati
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.4 MB

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

Download
Job Application for Scotch Plains Twp
Township of Scotch Plains - Final (2)-2.
Adobe Acrobat Document 51.9 KB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download
Senior Bus Transportation Registration
SeniorTransportForm2011.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 49.3 KB

Download
Smoke & CO Detector Form
Newly Updated SD Application Oct2020.doc
Microsoft Word Document 42.0 KB

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

Download
Street Block Party Permit Applicatioin
2020 Rev Blocked Party Application.docx
Microsoft Word Document 22.0 KB

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

Download
Requirements for Zoning Permit Application
ZONING PERMIT INFO (3).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 774.9 KB

Download
Requirements for Fences, Patios, Driveways & Sheds
Fence Requirements.docx
Microsoft Word Document 13.9 KB


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