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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 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.


Enforcement of the Zoning Regulations is handled by the City's Zoning Enforcement Officers.  If you believe a zoning violation exists, please call either 860-757-9238 or 860-757-9222, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Permit Applications

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.

General Planning & Zoning Application

Zoning Map

Zoning Regulations - Amended April 14th, 2015

Certificate of Planning Compliance (required for certificate of occupancy)

Lot Subdivision

Subdivision Regulations

Wetlands Permit

Inland Wetlands Regulations

Zoning Inquiry Request 

Zoning Map Change

Other Useful Documents

Assessor's Database (please contact the Planning Division to verify zoning)

Permit Fee Schedule

Site Bond Form


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Planning Contact

250 Constitution Plz
4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 757-9040
Office Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm

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