Safe Homes

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Safe Homes Program, Property Maintenance, and Zoning in Summit

Did you know?

  1. Summit has a Safe Homes Program in place to ensure residential 
     properties are used in accordance with City zoning and safe housing 
     requirements?
  2. Summit has ordinances regulating commercial and inoperable motor vehicles parked in residential zones?
  3. Summit’s property maintenance code requires resident owners and landlords to maintain their properties in accordance with community standards?
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Safe Homes Program

Report a Concern
  • Contact the City’s Safe Homes Inspector in person, by phone (908-273-6408), or by using the Report-a-Concern function when conditions are noted or questions arise regarding the safe and legal use of a residential property.
    • Leave a name and contact number for the City to reach you with follow-up questions or a status report.
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Zoning Issues

  • The Zoning Ordinance lists the permitted uses for properties throughout the City, including parking and also regulates things such as signs, sheds, patios and decks, curbs and sidewalks and fences, as well as shrubs.
  • Contact the City’s Zoning Officer in person or by phone.
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Property Maintenance

  • The City’s Property Maintenance Code requires owners and occupants to maintain their dwellings and properties in good repair.
  • “Good repair” includes such items as exterior paint and trim, siding, yard care and debris control.
  • Inquiries should be made to the Department of Community Services Code Enforcement Officer.
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