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PLEASE BE ADVISED: We will not be able to process applications this week, Wednesday, May 18th through Friday, May 20th as we transition to our new permitting system. Regular permit processing will resume Monday, May 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Planning Division 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.

On January 12, 2016 the City of Hartford Planning & Zoning Commission adopted new Zoning Regulations and a new Zoning Map. These changes went into effect January 19th - applications received on or after the 19th are subject to the new regulations.  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.



All permit applications and fees must be submitted in person to the Planning Department at 250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor. We accept cash and checks/money orders made out to: The City of Hartford.

General Planning & Zoning Application

Zoning Regulations - ADOPTED 1-12-16 (effective 1-19-16)

Zoning Map - ADOPTED 1-12-16 (effective 1-19-16, amended 3-8-16)

Certificate of Planning Compliance (required for certificate of occupancy)

Lot Subdivision

Subdivision Regulations

Wetlands Permit

Inland Wetlands Regulations

Zoning Inquiry Request 

Zoning Map Change


For applications received PRIOR to January 19th, 2016:

Zoning Regulations

Zoning Map


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