Construction/Code Administration

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

The Division of Code Administration serves to ensure proper implementation of the state-mandated Uniform Construction Code, which helps guarantee safe structures for all building construction, renovation, alteration, or demolition. Also responsible for the Safe Homes program and property maintenance, Code Administration protects against residential code violations that can potentially endanger lives.
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Permit Application Forms

To assist you in submitting a permit application(s), we have made the most commonly requested forms available in the DCS Document Center for download and printing. For additional forms, visit the Department of Community Affairs website.

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Construction Permit Tips Video

Summit has created a video to help you successfully complete the permit application process.  CLICK HERE or the image to view the video tutorial.  

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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.

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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.

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Spatial Data Logic Permit Portal

With the use of the SDL Portal, you can review permits information and history related to your property and beyond.


  • 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
Utilizing the features is easy. Simply create an account and start enjoying the many conveniences the SDL portal has to offer.
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Safe Homes

The safe homes program ensures proper adherence to acceptable code and zoning ordinances.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

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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.  

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