SUMMIT, NJ - Based in guidance and recommendations from health officials, effective November 23 all City of Summit Offices -- including City Hall -- will be closed to the public. The Summit Free Public Library will also be closed, the actions implemented to safeguard the health and well-being of the Summit community and city staff

Citizens are asked to conduct business remotely online or by calling or emailing the department providing the required service.

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Summit Free Public Library

Curbside pickup in the lobby will be available and library materials may be requested through the online catalog or by calling 908-273-0350. Curbside pickup will be available Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. No curbside pickup will be available on Sundays or Wednesday evening after 4 .p.m on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day.

Telephone reference service will be available by calling 908-273-0350, option 3. All programs will continue to be offered virtually. EBooks, emagazines, movies and more are all available through the library's electronic resources on the website. 

Department of Community Services

Located on the second floor at City Hall, DCS will remain open normal business hours for document drop off and pickup only. Enter the building through the second lobby door on the left, off the parking lot.

908-273-6404 or

Contact this department for: 

  • Zoning Certificates of Occupancy: 908-273-6408
  • Building permit tracking: 908-273-6408
  • Planning and Zoning: 908-273-6407
  • Trash & Recycling Information and Transfer Station: 908-273-6404
  • Environmental initiatives: 908-273-6404
  • Engineering permits and construction project updates: 908-273-6404
  • Affordable housing: 908-273-6404
  • Tree removal permits: 908-273-6404
  • Leaf collection: 908-273-6404
  • Summit Free Market 

The Municipal Transfer Station is still operating under a normal schedule until further notice. 

Parking Services

908-522-5100 or 

Contact this department for: 

  • Transfer station permits
  • Resident parking permits
  • Information on municipal lots and garages, and commuter parking
  • Daily visitor parking passes
  • Dumpster permits
  • Bagged meters
  • Parking payments and ParkMobile
  • Parking map 

Tax Payments

website, Office: 908-273-6403 or

Tax payments can be made online. A drop box for tax payments is located in the vestibule off the parking lot. 

Tax Assessments

website, Office: 908-273-6405 or

Office of the City Clerk

908-273-6400 or

A drop box for Clerk’s Office documents is  located on a table in the Police Department entrance to the building. 

Contact this department for: 

  • Elections & Voting
  • Raffle Permits
  • Property Use Applications
  • Boards and commissions
  • Agendas, minutes and ordinances
  • Mayor Nora Radest and Common Council
  • OPRA requests 

Department of Community Programs

908-277-2932 or 

Contact this department for: 

  • Programs for youth, adults and seniors
  • After school programs, activities and camps
  • Events on the Village Green
  • Sports leagues
  • TryCAN special needs
  • Summit Municipal Golf Course
  • Summit Family Aquatic Center 

Office of Health & Vital Statistics

908-277-6464 or

A drop box is located outside the office for payment and correspondence. Contact this department for: 

  • Marriage licenses
  • Animal licenses
  • Birth certificates and
  • Other health-related information