Planning & Zoning

Planning and Zoning is overseen by the Division of Code Administration.   Depending on the type of construction project you are planning to undertake, prior zoning approval may be required by the Zoning Officer BEFORE building permits can be issued. 

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Development Regulations Ordinance (DRO)

Prior zoning approval is governed by the city’s Development Regulations Ordinance (DRO).  Not sure If your project requires prior zoning approval?  Please call the Planning & Zoning office at (908) 273-6407 or the construction office at (908) 273-6408 to confirm.

Due to the complex nature of construction projects, property and land development work can require prior approval by the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment.
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City Planning Documents

Below are a number of important documents related to the planning and zoning of Summit.  You may also also visit the DCS Document Center or call the Planning & Zoning office at (908) 723-6407 if you cannot find a specific document you are seeking.

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