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.

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

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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.

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Landscaper Registration

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.

CONTACT DCS

DCS DivisionContactHours (Payments not accepted 30 min prior to close)
Community Services
Planning & Zoning
Engineering
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*
Construction

(908) 273-6408
  • Regular: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm*
  • Summer: Memorial Day to Labor Day
    • Monday - Friday 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.
junk mail

Tired of having your mailbox crammed with unsolicited mail, including pre-approved credit card applications? Fed up with getting telemarketing calls just as you’re sitting down to dinner? Fuming that your email inbox is chock-full of unsolicited advertising? The good news is that there are ways you can cut down on the number of unsolicited mail, phone calls, and email you receive by learning where to go to "just say no." 

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