Building / Zoning


If you have any questions concerning requirements for a proposed project, code questions or paperwork requirements, call the Building Department at (201) 794-5307.

The Borough of Fair Lawn building department offices are located on the 1st floor of the municipal building in room 112. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., permits are issued between 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. only. The Building Department also houses the zoning board of adjustment, property maintenance and resale-cco inspectors.

Please call (201) 794-5307 for building permit information, (201) 794-5308 for zoning information, or (201) 777-6137 for property maintenance and code enforcement.

The Property Maintenance Officer is available in the office from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., or by calling (201) 794-5325.

Building Permits and Documents

CCO-Resale Inspection Checklist

Construction Folder

Building Subcode Technical Section Form

Electrical Form

Plumbing Form

Chimney Form

Fire Protection Form

Elevator Form

Framing Checklist

Mechanical Inspector Technical Section

Application for Certificate

CCO Application


Important Information and Links

Homeowners should be aware that the Contractor's Registration Act requires that home improvement contractors be registered with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. Homeowners who enter into contracts should be aware and look for the registration numbers on all documents, advertisements and vehicles.

Please visit the following websites for more information: 

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

County of Bergen and Passaic Division of Consumer Affairs

Better Business Bureau

NJ Contractors Registration Verification

Nabisco Information