Summit City Hall, Library, Some Programs Go Remote As Of Monday

Caren Lissner
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SUMMIT, NJ — As of Monday, most city of Summit offices, as well as the library, are closed to the public indefinitely, with business to be handled remotely — but there are exceptions. For one office, documents can be dropped off and picked up.

There were also announcements about various other offices and community sports programs, including the golf course, which will stay open through Nov. 30.

The decisions were made based on recommendations from health officials, amid a statewide and local rise in coronavirus transmission.

Here are more details:

City offices

The Department of Community Services on the second floor at City Hall will remain open with 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, email:

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, email: Tax payments can be made online. A dropbox for tax payments is located in the vestibule off the parking lot.

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

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 dropbox is located outside the office for payment and correspondence. Contact this department for:
∙ Marriage licenses, animal licenses, birth certificates and other health-related information.

Library information

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. to 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 4:00 pm 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 Programs information on program changes effective Monday:

Based on guidance from the Westfield Regional Health Department to help control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Summit, NJ, the Department of Community Programs is canceling all indoor extracurricular activities and organized sports programs.

  • The DCP will continue its afterschool, extended-day program at the Summit Community Center. All other programs are temporarily canceled.

  • Enrichment and TryCAN classes will meet remotely using a Zoom video call platform. Information on how to participate via Zoom to follow.

  • While all municipal public parks will remain open, citizens are asked to practice safe social distancing practices with people outside of your household. Additionally, all organized medium-to-high risk team sports activities are canceled.

  • Pickleball, paddle tennis and tennis courts remain open by reservation only.

  • Courts will remain open until the first major snow of the season.

  • The Summit Municipal Golf course will also remain open through Nov. 30.

If you have any program-related questions, please contact David Guida at

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This article originally appeared on the Summit Patch