Hartford is filled with historic architecture from the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Although this housing stock is older, it cannot be replaced with equivalent quality. If you own and maintain a building in one of Hartford’s historic neighborhoods, you are helping to restore Hartford to its place as one of the most beautiful cities in America. Property maintenance not only protects one’s investment, but also benefits the neighborhood and the city as a whole.
Historic review and approval is required before a building permit or demolition permit will be issued for any property in a Local, State, or National Historic District, or that contains an Historic Landmark. Check to see if your property is within a historic district on the planning viewer by selecting the historic district layer.
Historic Review is often just the first step. These requests may need zoning approval after historic approval is issued. No work may begin until a building permit is issued.