Fair Lawn was incorporated as a Borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1924, as "Fairlawn", from portions of Saddle River Township. The name was taken from Fairlawn, David Acker's estate home, that was built in 1865 and later became the Fair Lawn Municipal Building. In 1933, the official spelling of the borough's name was split into its present two-word form as "Fair Lawn" Borough. Fair Lawn Main Street Inc. (previously Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation) is proud to be a unique volunteer organization whose purpose is to support and accelerate the trajectory of Fair Lawn's economic growth and development.
Main Street New Jersey
In 2021, the Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation (now Fair Lawn Main Street Inc.) submitted a successful application to the Main Street New Jersey Program and became recognized among the prestigious ranks of Designated Main Street Districts across the country.