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Posted on: March 12, 2020

All city buildings closed and business conducted remotely

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SUMMIT, N.J., March 16, 2020 – In an effort to help mitigate workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Summit is closing all public facilities including City Hall, the Municipal Transfer Station, Summit Community Center, athletic fields and playgrounds at 8PM on Monday, March 16 until further notice.

While the City Hall building is closed, staff will continue to conduct business operations. Contact information for city departments is available on the city website or by calling 908-277-9400 between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM.

Drop boxes for election and voting forms, and tax payments will be available outside City Hall. The building department has created a designated area in the atrium outside Common Council Chamber through the Police Department entrance to City Hall. Residents and contractors will be admitted individually to conduct business between the hours of 8:30AM and 3PM, Monday through Friday.

Mayor Nora Radest will be holding in-person office hours by appointment only. To schedule, email or call 908-516-8077.

Police reports will be taken by telephone at 908-273-0051. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Public parks remain open but citizens are asked to practice social distancing with non-family members.  All outdoor restrooms are closed.

Curbside recycling and household garbage pickup schedules are unchanged. Additional crews are being added to accommodate for the closing of the Municipal Transfer Station.

A plan is being developed to hold Common Council meetings, introduce the municipal budget and the next Board of School estimate meeting.  

The Zoning Board meeting previously scheduled and advertised for March 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM has been cancelled. All hearings and agenda items will be carried to the first available public meeting once the state of emergency has been lifted.

Check the city website for information on rescheduled meetings and further cancelations. Website information is updated daily.

Effective on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8PM and until further notice, the State of New Jersey is limiting crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings up to 50 people. Restaurants and bars will close for eat-in service, and offer delivery and takeout only. Movie theaters, gyms and casinos are temporarily closed. Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and medical offices will remain open. All non-essential travel between 8PM and 5AM is highly discouraged. These measures are part of a regional approach by New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to combat the coronavirus. Go to for more information.

Links to department information:

Parking Services: 908-522-5100, email:

Contact this department for:

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

Tax Payments: website, Office: 908-273-6403, email:
Tax Assessments: website, Office: 908-273-6405, email:


Department of Community Services: 908-273-6404 or

Contact this department for:

  • Building permit tracking: 908-273-6408
  • Dial a Truck: 908-273-6404
  • Leaf collection: 908-277-6404
  • 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
  • Summit Free Market: 908-273-6404
  • Planning and Zoning: 908-273-6407
  • Zoning Certificates of Occupancy: 908-273-6408

Office of the City Clerk: 908-273-6400 or

Contact this department for:

  • Elections & Voting
  • Raffle Permits
  • Property Use Applications
  • Boards and commissions
  • Agenda, minutes and ordinances
  • Mayor Nora Radest and Common Council
  • OPRA requests
  • 2020 US Census

 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
  • TryCAN special needs
  • Summit Municipal Golf Course
  • Summit Family Aquatic Center

Health Department & Office of Vital Statistics: 908-277-6464 or

Contact this department for:

  • Birth, death and marriage/civil union and domestic partnership certificates
  • Vital record amendments
  • Dog and cat licenses
  • Marriage licenses
  • Environmental health and health complaints to

Police Department: 908-273-0051 or

Contact this department for these non-emergency actions:

  • Police reports
  • Residential alarm registration
  • Commercial alarm registration

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