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The purpose of the Zoning Board of Adjustment is to allow special exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance. These exceptions are allowed where the literal enforcement of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance does not permit any reasonable use of the property.

A variance can be requested through site plan approval, however, the applicant must prove a “hardship” in requesting a variance through the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The applicant must prove that his/her inability to comply with area regulations of the zoning district is due to irregular lot size/shape, easements on the property, which may limit the development of the property, etc. Such “hardship” cannot be selfimposed.

Regular meetings of the Board of Adjustment are scheduled to be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building 2015-2016 Meeting Schedule Adobe PDF document. No applicant will be permitted to start a presentation after 11:00 p.m. Any application on an agenda that is not heard will be carried over to the next scheduled meeting. Special meetings as needed will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Click here for the meeting agendas.


Anthony Lipari – Chairman
Brian Cusano – Vice Chairman
Martin Moriano
Gerard Onorata
Richard Metallo
Brian Baskinger
Richard Trovato
Anthony Carmagnola – Alt I
Joseph Lucin – Alt II
Joseph Cifelli, Jr. – Alt III
Joseph E. Potere – Alt IV

Louis P. Rago, Esq. - Board Attorney
Steven Bury, Engineer  – Board Secretary


Township of Fairfield Zoning Map