Department of Community Services (DCS)

About DCS

The Department of Community Services (DCS) is responsible for Public Works, Code Administration (Construction/Building, Code), Planning & Zoning, Engineering, environmental initiatives, and Affordable Housing.  DCS serves as the single point of contact for all property and land development issues. Click the DCS menu links to learn more about each division/unit (located at the bottom of the page when viewed on a mobile device). Also, be sure to visit the DCS Document Center to download all DCS permits, flyers, forms and more.

Landscaper Registration

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City of Summit Common Council has established a new, voluntary registry for licensed landscaping companies operating in Summit. The purpose of the registry is to create a way for the city to communicate with landscapers on business licensing requirements, regulatory updates and amendments to ordinances.  Complete a Landscaper Registration Form if you wish to remain informed.


DCS DivisionContactHours (Payments not accepted 30 min prior to close)
Community Services
Planning & Zoning
Public Works
City Forester
(908) 273-6404
(908) 273-6407
(908) 273-6404
(908) 273-6404
(908) 273-6404
  • Regular: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm*
  • Summer: Memorial Day to Labor Day
    • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm*
    • Fridays 8:00am - 1:00pm*

(908) 273-6408
  • Regular: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm*
  • Summer: Memorial Day to Labor Day
    • Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 4:30pm*
    • Fridays 7:00am - 1:00pm*
By emailEMAIL
By mail512 Springfield Avenue        Summit, NJ 07901 (Attn: DCS ~ 2nd Floor)
By fax(908) 608-1214
* PLEASE NOTE:No payments 30 minutes prior to close. 
  • The register closes 30 minutes prior to office closure. Check or cash payments only (limited change is available for cash payments).  Credit card payments not accepted as this time.
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