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 The Department of Development Services (DDS) is comprised of five divisions that collectively provide services related to economic development, job growth, urban planning, housing, code enforcement & zoning, blight remediation, and cultural & special events.  Our department can assist if you seek assistance to improve your home, need a building permit for remodeling or new construction, register your business, or understand zoning requirements, to name a few. 

Contact us if you have any questions.

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Please be aware that effective Monday, August 6th, 2018 the City’s fees for building permits and fines as well as fees for planning and zoning actions will be increased pursuant to action taken by the Hartford Court of Common Council on Monday, July 9th, 2018.


Click here for new fee pricing schedule.

What do you need help with?
Get a Building Permit Get a Zoning Permit License a Business Report a Violation
Plan an Event
Apply for Housing Help
Reply to an RFP/RFQ
Buy City Property
Boards & Commissions supported by the DDS
Climate Stewardship Council Fair Rent Commission Historic Commissions Inland Wetlands Commission
Planning & Zoning Commission Redevelopment Agency Stadium Authority Zoning Board of Appeals
Additional Information & Resources
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Staff Directory Maps, GIS & Useful Links Complete Streets Initiative Landlord Gateway

Housing, Economic Development, Planning & Zoning is located at 250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor
   Licenses & Inspections is located at 260 Constitution Plaza, Ground Floor

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM