Township Wide Zoning was first voted into regulation by Fairfield Township Voters in 1993. It was reaffirmed by popular vote in 1997 and remains a strong foundation for some of the highest property values in the region.
What is zoning? Zoning laws typically specify the areas in which residential, industrial, recreational or commercial building and activities can be conducted and the layout, setbacks, and improvement to a property. This allows a focus on the careful stewardship and coexistence of industrial, commercial, and residential zones to foster progress and property value. Fairfield Township has historically enjoyed among the highest property values in Columbiana County.
What Zoning is NOT? Zoning should NOT be confused with Homeowner Association Rules (increasingly common in planned communities and subdivisions) or Property Maintenance Codes that focus solely on aesthetics and appearance.
Township Zoning is NOT the primary vehicle to address immediate "quality of life" issues such as a loud party next door, barking dogs, dissatisfaction or disregard for posted speed limits, property line disputes, and so forth. Cases involving private property disputes and civil matters between individuals are advised to proceed through private litigation.
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
"Do I have to have 4 acres to build in Fairfield Township?"
"What do I need to do if I want to build or develop my property?"
"Can I keep animals at my property even if it isn't "zoned agricultural?"
You will need to contact the Zoning Officer for information regarding specific parcels and projects including but not limited to:
We have provided a number of Zoning Pages to assist residents and property owners. Please note that Fairfield Township Zoning and related services may be only one step in a multiple step process. Interested parties and applicants are encouraged to thoroughly research permitting and licensing needs as may apply to their specific operation or project. This may include county, state, and/or federal government agencies and services. Please see our Zoning Contacts page for details.