Town Plan and Zoning Commission

Town Plan and Zoning Commission
c/o Town Plan and Zoning Department
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824


The Town Plan and Zoning Commission is an elected board of ten volunteer residents who vote on applications to build commercial and residential developments in Fairfield; amendments to Town zoning regulations; changes in use for commercial properties; bond releases; and other zoning-related matters.

About the Commission

Term Length: Four Years
# of Members: Ten
Appointing Body: Elected
Party Balance Required?: Yes
Defined In: Town Charter - Article VIII


The Town Plan and Zoning Commission (TPZ) spends many late nights in session voting on commercial and residential development applications.  The main focus of TPZ is to ensure that zoning regulations are strictly followed so that Fairfield remains a blend of commercial and residential zones--a town with a thriving commercial tax base, that retains the small-town feel that residents enjoy, and that doesn’t overly stress the school system, town services, and roadways.

Powers and Duties

Duties Include:  

Preparing, adopting, and amending a master plan for the development of the town, or amending any master plan previously adopted.
Having control over the subdivision of land.
Conducting studies and making recommendations on matters affecting health, recreation, traffic, and other needs of the town dependent on, or related to, the master plan.
Considering and reporting on the design, location, and relation to the master plan of all new public ways, buildings, bridges, and other public places and structures.
Considering and reporting on the layout of new developments in the town.
Making detailed plans for the improvement, reconditioning, or development of areas which in its judgment contain special problems or show a trend toward lower land values.
Making such other studies, recommendations, and inclusions in the master plan as will in its judgment be beneficial to the town.

Duties may include:

Engaging the services of employees and consultants it may require to carry out its duties, including a zoning enforcement officer and assistants who, subject appropriate supervision, shall enforce all laws, ordinances, and regulations relating to zoning and planning, and shall have such other duties as the Town Plan and Zoning commission or the Planning Director may prescribe.

Member Listing

Once a public hearing is closed, commissioners may not receive any additional (ex parte) information on an application.  For this reason, individual commissioner e-mails are not listed on the website.  You may send e-mail correspondence for the Commission to

# Name (Party) Title Term
1 Daniel C. Ford (R)   11/21 - 11/25
2 Thomas B. Noonan (R) 2023 Chair 11/21 - 11/25
3 Steven A. Levy (D)   11/21 - 11/25
4 Jeff Randolph (D)   11/23 - 11/27
5 Tom Corsillo (D)   11/23 - 11/27
6 Kathryn Braun (R)   11/23 - 11/27
7 Alexis P. Harrison (R)   11/23 - 11/25
ALT1 Jeanine E. Pocoski (D)   11/23 - 11/25
ALT2 Peter S. Collins (R)   11/23 - 11/25
ALT3 Joseph Siebert (D)   11/23 - 11/25