Please be advised, beginning January 4th, 2016 the Planning Division has new office hours!
Planning Division staff will be available for inquiries, information requests, and application submittals from 8:30am-12:30pm. Please submit a Planning Inquiry Form for any questions or requests after 12:30pm. Additional hours by appointment only.
PLEASE NOTE: On January 12, 2016 the City of Hartford Planning & Zoning Commission adopted new Zoning Regulations and a new Zoning Map. These changes are effective beginning January 19th - applications received on or after the 19th will be subject to the new regulations. (This is a correction to the previously stated effective date of the 25th, we apologize for any confusion). Scroll down to view regulations and applications.
The purpose of Hartford's zoning regulations is to provide for our citizens' public health, safety and welfare, and to help the city achieve its community development goals.
Zoning is the system of controlling the use of the land and the type of structures built in the municipality by dividing the municipality into the districts for which there are regulations that sets standards for:
The height and bulk of buildings and other structures
The area of a lot which may be occupied and the size of required open space
The density of the population
The use of buildings for trade, industry, residences, or other purposes
The minimum setbacks and yard requirements for structures and uses
The entire regulations are available for download below.
Zoning Regulations - ADOPTED 1-12-16 (effective 1-19-16)
Zoning Map - ADOPTED 1-12-16 (effective 1-19-16)
Certificate of Planning Compliance (required for certificate of occupancy)
For applications received prior to January 19th, 2016:
Assessor's Database (please contact the Planning Division to verify zoning)
250 Constitution Plz
Hartford, CT 06103
8:00am - 5:00pm