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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Restaurants open for outdoor dining, curbside pickup and takeout

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At two meetings in June, Common Council approved measures to increase outdoor dining options and expand public spaces to help boost local economic recovery, and support businesses and restaurants as New Jersey slowly reopens.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Changes in curbside recycling collection

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Recycling Flyer

SUMMIT, N.J., June 22, 2020 -- The City of Summit has updated its recycling procedures effective July 1, and includes the following:

  • Recycling bins should be placed curbside before 6AM every Thursday, except holiday when collection will take...
Full recycling guidelines

Community News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Summit's National Night Out rescheduled to Tuesday October 6

National Night Out

Summit Police Dept has rescheduled its annual National Night Out from Tuesday, August 4 to Tuesday, October 6 at the request of the National Association of Town Watch to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Community News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Revised plans for the Fourth of July

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SUMMIT, N.J., June 18, 2020 – The City of Summit is announcing a revised Fourth of July program that complies with ongoing COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions from the State of New Jersey. It does not include fireworks or activities that would ...

More information

Community News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Summit is open for business

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Sidewalk Cafe with parklet amendment application

Outdoor dining guidelines pertaining to Executive Order 150 for restaurant...

Sidewalk cafe, parklet application and more

Community News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program for renters

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COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) enrollment will open from July 6 to July 10. Temporary rental assistance is available to low- and moderate-income households impacted by COVID-19. Applicants must meet income/eligibility requirements.

More information Housing & Human Services
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Info on mail-in-ballots and polling locations for 7/7 primary election

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Summit Office of the City Clerk is providing information on mail-in-ballots and polling locations for the Tuesday, July 7 primary election as indicated by the Union County Board of Elections. As mandated by State of New Jersey Executive Order 144, vote-by...

Mail-in-ballot and other information

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Please do not feed or interact with wild animals

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As warmer weather arrives, the Westfield Regional Health Dept warns about feeding or interacting with wildlife and stray animals. Take precaution and call police non-emergency number 908-273-0051 if encountering aggressive or distressed wildlife.

Animal control and safety info Health Office and Vital Statistics
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Fourth of July holiday update

Fourth of July

SUMMIT, N.J., June 4, 2020 – The City of Summit is canceling its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Soldiers Memorial Field due to restrictions issued by the State of New Jersey to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirusThe d...

More information

Community News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Participate in the next Common Council meeting by video conference

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The public is able to comment by video or audio conference with access codes and instructions available through link below. Council meetings are broadcast live on the City of Summit YouTube channel and HTTV Verizon ch 30 and Comcast ch36 and 34.

Meeting access codes & instructions Mayor & Common Council
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Permits and fees reinstated for parking in downtown Summit on July 15


Fees for on-street parking in downtown Summit or for parking in municipal lots and garages will be required beginning on Wednesday, July 15.

Options for contactless payments and more Parking
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Deadline for animal licenses extended to August 31

dog and cat license

The deadline for annual renewal of dog and cat licenses has been extended from May 31 to August 31, 2020. Summit residents with questions about licensing or rabies vaccinations should call the Summit Health Department at (908) 277-6464.

Animal license applications Health Office and Vital Statistics
Posted on: May 14, 2020

The Summit Family Aquatic Center opening on July 1


Due to COVID-19 restrictions from State of NJ, daily capacity reduced by 50% to 600 attendees max. Tables available, and members invited to bring their own chair. Mandatory safety protocols and state guidelines at available at

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Registration deadline to vote in the next primary election is June 16


Executive Order 120 postponed the NJ primary election to Tuesday, July 7 in response to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The last day to register to vote in NJ is Tuesday, June 16. Download application online or pick up/drop off in lobby at City Hall.

Register to Vote online app Elections