PARKING NEWS - APRIL, 2015:  In order to save on paper, a new receipt feature has been added to the Digital Paystations at select locations. Clear here for locations and instructions. 

PARKING 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). 

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: .The Broad Street Garage will be closed by 7 PM Friday evenings and reopen on Mondays at 4 AM. NO WEEKEND PARKING. The City has waived the noise ordinance so that maintenance will be completed in a timely fashion. The contractor will limit excess noise in the late evening hours for strictly emergency work. The majority of the work will be during daylight hours over the weekend. Throughout the project, questions should be directed on weekends to Summit Police Department 908-273-0051 or Boswell Engineering Firm 201-954-8821 and on weekdays to Parking Services 908-522-5100.For the protection of all pedestrians and vehicles, all cars must be removed by 7 PM on Fridays. Plan ahead on Fridays, if you need to park later than 7 PM you must park in another lot: Broad Street East Lot, Middle School Lot, Elm Street Lot or Chestnut Lot.Owners run the risk of having their vehicles towed if a vehicle is left in the garage on weekends

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.


DeForest Avenue Construction Project
July, 2014 - A construction project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety beginning on Monday, June 30th, will impact parking as sidewalks, curbing and crosswalks are replaced. 

The first phase of the project will take place on the section of DeForest Avenue between Summit Avenue and Beechwood Road.  Metered on-street parking in that area will be temporarily unavailable and the Park & Shop lot will be closed. 

  • On or about July 2-14th Lot 3 will be intermittently closed
  • On or about July 14 -26th Lot 2 will be intermittently closed

Actual length of lot closure is dependent upon weather. The Summit Farmer's Market will not be impacted.

Any Lot #3 Leased Space Owners or Overnight Parkers please contact Parking Services at 908.522.5100 for alternate lots to park in during this project.


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


Springfield Avenue entrance to the Tier Garage
will be reclosed as of Thursday, April 24 and will remain closed until Thanksgiving, 2014


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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