Zoning Board

ZONING BOARD DEPARTMENT

Permit application drop off will be available through vestibule drop box access at Fair Haven Borough Hall.

For Zoning, please call:
732-747-0241  Ext *215
Fax: 732-747-6962

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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ZONING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 6TH, 2022, AT 7:15 PM WILL BE HELD IN PERSON.

Please see the links below for the agenda and any meeting materials. Please contact Sandi Papa by email spapa@fhboro.net or by phone (732) 245-6111 for requests to review Zoning Board applications scheduled for this month’s meeting.

For the 10/6/2022 Zoning Board Meeting Agenda, use the link below: 
(Zoning Board Agenda - revised)

(Zoning Board 2022 Legal Notice)



The Zoning Board is a separate and independent municipal legal entity and its limited authority is specifically set forth in Borough ordinances and the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law. It is quasi-judicial in nature and members of the Board are unpaid volunteers, appointed by the Mayor and Council.

The Zoning Board does not enact the Borough Land Use laws and regulations. That is the role of the Borough Council. The Zoning Board does not enforce the Land Use laws of the Borough of Fair Haven. That is the responsibility of the Borough Code Enforcement Officer. This Board deals with appeals for relief from the requirements of the Borough’s Land Use laws or the denials by the Zoning Officer who, in Fair Haven, also functions as the Construction Official.

An applicant is never entitled to a variance, also known as an exception to the Zoning regulations, but must meet specific criteria required by the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law and the Fair Haven ordinances by satisfying certain required standards of proof. The Board has no authority to waive these requirements. The burden of proof is always upon the applicant to show that he or she is entitled to the specific relief requested. The applicants must prove that a deviation from the regulations will advance the purpose of the ordinance and that the deviation would substantially outweigh any detriment to the zone plan. Variances relate to the future use of the land and are not intended or authorized to remedy temporary or unique personal situations.

Regular Public Meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Workshop and special meetings are scheduled as publicly noticed.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Zoning Board Office at 732-747-0241 ext. *215.

2022 Zoning Board Members

NameTitleTerm of Expiration
Todd Lehder

Chairman

12/31/2025

Peter Neczesny

Vice Chairman

12/31/2024

John Ridgeway

Member

12/31/2025

Martin Ryan

Member

12/31/2024

Patricia Quigley

Member

12/31/2022

Member

12/31/2022

Sam Laufer

Member

12/31/2023

Paul Kinsella

Alternate #1

12/31/2023

Al Schiavetti

Alternate #2

12/31/2022

Michael A. Irene, Jr., Esq.

Board Attorney

Board Engineer

Council Liaison