City Hall is CLOSED to the public. DCS remains open for limited business.
DCS will remain open for limited business during the City Hall closure period weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Alternating staff assignments will limit the number of service staff present, so please allow additional time for fulfillment of service requests.
Permit applications, plans, Zoning C.O. applications, land use applications and payments will continue to be transacted at the DCS counter on the 2nd Floor of City Hall. Access will be through the lobby entrance off the parking lot, but access will be closed to the balance of the building. Documents, deliveries and payments for other City Departments will not be accepted at the DCS. They should be brought to the police vestibule at City Hall.
Construction and Zoning C.O. inspections will continue to occur during this period on their present schedule. Inspection requests should be by telephone by 3:00 p.m. weekdays at 908-273-6408, not in person. For construction inspections, remember to have your permit number handy. Should you reach a voice mail message, please leave a contact name and number advising that you are calling to schedule an inspection and a City representative will return the call that day.
In-person meetings with staff are prohibited. If needed, reach out to the staff member by telephone or email; DCS staff have access to Zoom if a virtual meeting is necessary.
During this period of heightened risk, a maximum of 1 person shall accompany the City’s inspectors on an inspection tour. All others present at the time of the inspection must either be wearing a face covering or must vacate the immediate area(s) subject to inspection.
About the Construction/Code Administration Division
Construction Permit Application Submittal FAQ
Have you submitted a construction permit application and have questions about next steps? Download the Construction Permit Submittal FAQ to find out about the application review process, how to follow-up on the status of your application approval and more.
Land Survey FAQ
In the simplest terms, a land survey is a graphic depiction of a property, much like a map, outlining its legal boundaries and other features. Most construction permits involving exterior work require a land surveys "to scale". To learn more about land surveys to scale CLICK HERE.
Zoning Certificates of Occupancy
Zoning Certificates of Occupancy (ZCOs) are required to be obtained by the Development Regulations Zoning Ordinance for the sale or rental, or for change of occupant or occupancy type for all buildings or for individual units within buildings. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Spatial Data Logic Permit Portal
- Log In any time for the status of a permit
- Set-up automated notifications on status changes to a permit/request
- Locate city-wide or specific property information
Green Development Questionnaire
The Summit Environmental Commission is creating a database of green practices that residents and developers are employing in their projects in order to better understand and promote practices that save money, protect natural resources, and increase efficiency of both municipal and private projects. Your input is valuable! We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. CLICK HERE to take the questionnaire.