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 About the Planning Division

The Planning Division utilizes best practices in urban design and economics and social impact tools to improve the built environment in Hartford. We use the local zoning regulations to moderate how land is used to protect our citizens’ health, safety, and welfare and to help the city achieve its community development goals. The City is divided into zoning districts and each zoning district has its own set of regulations. We work with Hartford’s citizens, leaders, developers, and stakeholders to enhance quality of life through the application of these regulations. We are also responsible for preparing Hartford’s Comprehensive Plan - Hartford 2035– the guiding document for Hartford’s growth and development over a ten-year period.

We actively work on various projects in our neighborhoods, often through grant-funded programs or initiatives. 


Plan Review Process

Plan review is one of the essential functions of our department. It is often the first step in the development process, followed by applying for and receiving a Building Permit. Your planned development or new business may require site plan review, wetland review, historic review, special permits, zoning permits, or subdivision in conformance with the Hartford Zoning Regulations. Some applications are reviewed administratively; some must go before a commission; but it all starts here!



Planning and Zoning Application

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Complete Streets Initiative Hartford City Plan 2035 Hartford 400  CT Department of Transportation I-84 Project


Bartholomew Avenue Streetscape Design


Farmington Avenue Streetscape Design


Albany Avenue Streetscape Construction


 ReImagining Main Street


Housing, Economic Development, Planning & Zoning, Small Business, and Special Projects Divisions are located at 250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor
   Licenses & Inspections and Blight Remediation Team are located
at 260 Constitution Plaza, Ground Floor

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