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Proposed Changes to the Construction Handbook

A public hearing was held on August 24, 2020 at the City Council meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Design, Construction, and Materials Specification Handbook. The draft handbook may be viewed here.  

For questions or comments, please email or call (513) 867-5345.

Recently Approved Changes to the Planning and Zoning Code

The following changes were approved by City Council on July 27, 2020:
1. Section 1143, General Regulations – proposal to permit portable storage containers in the commercial zoning districts as an accessory use
2.  Section 1157, C-1, Neighborhood Business District – Proposal to require design guidelines related to building façade and landscaping.  This proposal also applies to the C-2, Central Business District. 

You may view the changes here.

For questions or comments, please email or call (513) 867-5345.

City_of_Fairfield_CompPlan_Logo - Blue Final NO DATEComprehensive Plan Adopted by City Council

The year-long process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan concluded on December 2, 2019 with the adoption of the plan by City Council. The plan will guide the development and redevelopment of the City, and will assist elected and appointed officials in making decisions related to planning and zoning, economic development, and capital improvement projects over the next 10-20 years. 

To read the adopted plan, click here.


The City of Fairfield Development Services Department is responsible for all building and site plan reviews, comprehensive city planning, economic development, flood zone administration, building permits and inspections, and property maintenance inspections.

The Department is devoted to growing, maintaining, and enhancing Fairfield’s commercial and residential base. Staff prides itself on being business-friendly, with a sharp focus on customer service. The Department also provides support and guidance for City Council, Planning Commission, and the Board of Zoning Appeals.