Planning & Zoning
Due to the complex nature of construction projects, property and land development work requires prior approval by the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment. Planning & Zoning is overseen by the Division of Code Administration.
downtown planning study underway
The City of Summit and its Planning Board are initiating a comprehensive planning study of downtown Summit and immediate surrounding areas.
Tips for homeowners
- When choosing a contractor for home improvements, be sure to check that the contractor has a valid, unexpired license issued by the state of NJ. It is important to check the expiration date since the license number stays the same. Many homeowners wanting to do work run into problems hiring contractors with expired licenses!
- When calling the construction department to schedule inspections on a permit, be sure to have the permit number ready.
- Keep in mind that any fuel-fired appliance (such as a boiler, furnace and/or water heater) requires a permit, and will also require an inspection.
- If you have received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) for construction work, remember that the TCO has an expiration date. Keep track of this date and call to schedule a final inspection to receive a Certificate of Occupancy.
Questions? Call 908-273-6408
other Information You May Need:
The Technical Review Committee has specific deadlines for submission and review.
City of Summit Master Plan 2000
City of Summit Master Plan Re-examination 2006
Zoning Review Form
Property Owners List Request Form
Planning Board Application
Zoning Board Application
Development Regulations Ordinance (DRO)
Schedule of Space Regulations, updated 2010
Map of Central Retail Business District
Downtown Planning Study Overview w/ Map