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Glenn Plumstead, Zoning Officer
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
973-882-2700 x2037
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The Fairfield Zoning Department is responsible for enforcing the provisions of Chapter XLV of the Township Code. Listed below are typical functions of the Zoning Office:

  • Discover and ascertain the existence of any zoning violations.

  • Investigate any alleged zoning violation.

  • Prosecute zoning violations in Municipal Court as provided by law.

  • Report to the Board of Adjustment and Planning Board with respect to Matters Before the Board when Required.

  • Review building permits for zoning compliance.

  • Review, inspect and issue required zoning permits for residential and non-residential properties.



  • Fence

  • Pool (above ground and in ground)

  • Shed up to 100 sq. ft.

  • Driveway (for new construction or modification / paving of existing driveway)

  • Addition of any impervious coverage over 100 sq. ft.

  • Temporay storage containers


  • Occupancy for all oweners and/or tenants occupying space within the township

  • Permanent and Temporary Signs

  • Tree removal

  • Fences and/or accessory structures

A copy of the Township Zoning Ordinance, Chapter XLV, is available to the public for review in the Engineering Department or online in the Code Book.