The goal of the Zoning Program is to examine plans and permit applications for the issuance of permits, and to ensure that projects are carried out in accordance with approved plans. 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 Enforcement 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
All permit applications and fees must be submitted in person to the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) at 260 Constitution Plaza. We accept cash and checks/money orders made out to: The City of Hartford.