Fair Haven, New Jersey
Borough of Fair Haven, New Jersey

Zoning Official

Zoning Official - Nick Poruchynsky
732-747-0241 Ext 217


Some construction permits, specifically those which involve changes to the exterior of a property such as fences, pools, decks, tennis courts, additions, driveways and sheds require a zoning review before issue. The homeowner will be asked to submit a Zoning Permit Application to the Zoning Officer so that he can review the project for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.

The Borough of Fair Haven is split into multiple zoning district each with its own particular area, yard and building requirements such as front and yard set backs, lot coverage, habitable floor area and structure height. A large version of the Borough Zoning Map can be viewed in the Zoning Office.

To determine the requirements and limitations that apply in a particular zoning district, the home owner may purchase a copy of the Zoning Ordinance, purchase copies of specific pages of the code, review a copy of the Zoning Ordinance at the Zoning Office or simply discuss the project with the Zoning Officer.

If the homeowner can not comply with the Zoning Ordinance for any reason, a variance must be obtained from the Board of Adjustment before the project can proceed. The Zoning Officer is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the Zoning Ordinance, but may not waive its requirements. That power is granted by law to the Board of Adjustment. If the project does require a variance, the Zoning Officer will explain the application process to you.

Zoning Permit Application Process

If you have any further questions, please contact Nicolas Poruchynsky at 732.747.0241 ext. 217 or by email at: nporuchynsky@fhboro.net.