PARKING NEWS - JANUARY, 2016:  Please call our office at 908-522-5100 if you are unable to pay on-line. We ask for your patience while we transition to a new payment platform which is expected to be completed by March 1, 2016.

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Council approved a new Digital Permitting System, Pay-by-Plate and Automatic License Plate Recognition Hardware and Software. STAY TUNED!!!

NON-RESIDENT COMMUTER PARKING ALERT: The Broad Street East lot is comprised of 60 Downtown Employee/Residential and 115 Non-Residential designated parking spaces.  In order for a Downtown Employee or Resident to park at this location, they must have a permit.  While the Broad Street lot is owned by the City of Summit and managed by its Parking Services Agency, the City has contracted with Park Plus Valet Services Inc. to provide valet parking services.  At some point in mid-September, the City received complaints about how the valet service company was parking Non-Resident vehicles in designated Residential parking spaces.  Prior to these complaints, the valet service company attempted to accommodate, at times, the demand for parking from Non-Residents by using some of the designated Resident spaces. 

However, the City has always made it clear to Park Plus Valet that it must not turn away a Downtown Employee or Resident permitted to park at the Broad Street lot.   As a result of the aforementioned complaints, the City’s Parking Manager, Rita McNany and the City Administrator Michael Rogers made the decision to notify the valet company to change its operations and secure the parking spaces designated for Downtown Employees and Residents with Police horses.  Prospectively, the City will continue to work with our valet service company to make operational adjustments that balance the needs of our permit holders and visitors to our community. 

NJ TRANSIT COMMUTER ALERT: On weekends through late 2017, NJ Transit will shut down the Gladstone line to complete residual Hurricane Sandy storm work.  Lakeland Buses will run a shuttle on a eastern route from Gladstone to Summit and on a western route from Summit to Gladstone on weekends from 6:30 AM (first train) to 2:30 AM (last train). 

NEW PARKING PAY STATIONS INSTALLED IN FOUR LOCATIONS - You spoke and we listened. Summit's new parking pay stations are simple to use. Here is a guide and instructional video.

Payment is accepted by credit/debit Card or cash (exact change only). Smartcards will no longer be accepted at pay stations but can still be used in street meters.

Short-term lots have added feature of Extend Time (up to time limit) with credit card or cash. These are the same pay stations also found in Millburn, Westfield, Cranford, Red Bank, Asbury Park (just to name a few!)

The new payment stations have been installed in the Broad Street garage, Tier garage, Post Office lot and K lot (behind CVS).  The pay station in the Bank Street lot will be replaced in early August.

(Members of Common Council and Mayor Dickson stop by the Broad St. Garage on Tuesday, 7/22 to access the new parking payment stations.  From left to right: Council President Robert Rubino, Councilmember Al Dill, Mayor Ellen Dickson and Councilmember Sandra Lizza)


Tier Garage (#4 and #12), Broad Street Garage (#6), Broad Street East Lot (#13), Bank Street Lot (#5), K-Lot (#11) and the Railroad Avenue Lot behind the Post Office (#10)

In the fall of 2014, new machines will be installed at the Chestnut Lot (#7), the Elm Street Lot (#8), the Sampson Lot (#9), the Park & Rail (#14), the Park and Ride (#15) and the Library Lot (#16). Click here for the City's parking map

Currently Smartcards can be recharged at the Tier Garage pay machines or at City Hall (during regular business hours. Summer hours are Mon-Thurs 8AM-4:30PM and Fri 8AM-1PM) The Broad Street Garage recharge machine is temporarily out of service.


Refunds on current balances on Smartcards will be processed. Complete the Refund Form and submit with the Smartcard to Parking Services at City Hall on the 2nd Floor.

February, 2014 - Parkmobile has partnered with Ford Motor Vehicles and Volvo Cars to offer users the opportunity to use the app through connected vehicles. Now you will be able to pay for parking directly through your car through the Ford SYNC AppLink and the Volvo Sensus Connect using voice commands! For more information or to sign up to go


Come and Enjoy Downtown Summit - Parking Available -

One-hour free parking (effective July 1, 2013)


The Parking Services Agency is dedicated to providing municipal parking for visitors, shoppers, residents, and employees of downtown Summit.

Parking Services Manager:  Rita M. McNany
Parking Services Staff:         
Parking Notifications


 Regular Hours: 
 Monday–Friday        8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Summer Hours:  Memorial Day–Labor Day 
Monday–Thursday  8 AM–4:30 PM 
Friday   8 AM–1 PM 


Phone:  908-522-5100    
Fax:      908-273-2977


512 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

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