Boards & Commissions

Applications are now being accepted from Fairfield residents who are interested in volunteering for openings on the various boards and commissions that help perform the work of the City. Learn about the openings

To apply, submit the online application or complete and submit a printed copy of the application form. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.

Delivering Applications

Printed applications may be faxed to Alisha Wilson at 867-5329 or delivered to: 

Clerk of Council, Municipal Building
5350 Pleasant Avenue
Fairfield, OH 45014steering comm kickoff 8-2018 (4)

Questions? Please call the Clerk of Council at 867-5383 

Monday through Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

eFor the most recent agendas and minutes of Board and Commission meetings, click here.  

For meeting days and times, click on the name of the board or commission in the red menu bar on the left or on their titles below.


Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

The primary responsibility of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to interpret the provisions of the Fairfield zoning code and to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement or decision of determination by an administrative officials in the enforcement of such codes.

Charter Review Commission

The Charter Review Commission receives input from the public regarding the Charter and its provisions and makes recommendations to the Council for revisions or amendments to the Charter.

Civil Service Commission

The Fairfield Civil Service Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing the Civil Service laws of the State of Ohio.

Cultural Arts Advisory Commission

The Cultural Arts Advisory Commission serves as an advisory group to the Parks and Recreation Board on cultural arts activities within Fairfield with special attention to public education of the importance of arts programming, to enlistment of support from civic groups and businesses, and to exploration of cultural arts opportunities for the City of Fairfield.

Design Review Commission

The Design Review Committee reviews development plans in the Town Center (D-1 Zoning District). No building permit is issued without plan review by the Design Review Committee and plan approval by the Planning Commission.

Environmental Commission

The Environmental Commission serves as an advisory body to the City of Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board for the purpose of promoting Environmental Stewardship and maintaining and increasing the amount of tree cover on public and private land in Fairfield by coordinating, initiating and publicizing activities that affect the Community Forest and Community Environmental Resources.

Income Tax Board of Review

The Income Tax Board of Review exists to hear appeals of taxpayers. Ohio Revised Code 718 requires cities to maintain a local board of tax review.  

Parks & Recreation Board

The mission of Fairfield Parks and Recreation is to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of the community, sustain the City's natural resources and environment, and provide broad based leisure activities, cultural opportunities, facilities and services for all ages.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission provides a vision for the ongoing development and growth of the city and its neighborhoods. It promotes and coordinates long-range planning, approves development plans and advises City Council on issues relating to growth and development.

Ward Boundary Review Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to review the four City wards to determine if they have substantially equal population in each ward. This Commission meets every five years for two to three months, and the next time will be in 2024.