Department of Community Services (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.
City Hall is OPEN to the public on summer hours
On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, City Hall will be reopening to the public and staff will resume working a full, in-person schedule. Please note that June 1, 2021 is also the start of City offices moving to summer hours, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Friday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm. This schedule runs through Labor Day. Payment registers close 30 minutes prior to office closure.
NEW DCS PROGRAMS
Gas Powered Leaf Blower Ban Pilot Program/ Hardship Waiver Application
At its meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Summit Common Council voted to approve an amendment to the municipal noise ordinance that will establish a pilot program banning the use of gas-powered blowers from June 1 to August 31, 2021 in Summit, NJ. Review the Leaf Blower Ban Pilot Program Flyer to learn more. Interested parties may complete a Hardship Waiver (English) Hardship Waiver (Espanol) for review by the Director of Community Services.
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 such as the recently passed pilot program banning gas powered blowers. Complete a Landscaper Registration Form if you wish to remain informed.
|DCS Division||Contact||Hours (Payments not accepted 30 min prior to close)|
Planning & Zoning
|By mail||512 Springfield Avenue||Summit, NJ 07901 (Attn: DCS ~ 2nd Floor)|
|By fax||(908) 608-1214|
|* PLEASE NOTE:||No payments 30 minutes prior to close.|
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