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Within the Plan Review Application applicants can request a zoning permit, site plan review, special permit, zoning amendment, variances, and an Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Permit.
Check to see if your property is within a historic district on the planning viewer by selecting the historic district layer. If the property is in a historic district apply for historic review.
Click Here to Apply for Historic Review
A Plan Review Application must be submitted with supporting documents in order to begin the review process. The application must be signed by the property owner to be accepted.
You can request for several types of reviews on the single application. Below are the review types and outline the review associated review process.
Complete the application relevant to your needs.
Plan Review Application
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Permit Application
Applications deemed incomplete will be put on hold and kept for a total of 60 days from the date of submission. After the 60th day, if outstanding documents have not been received, the incomplete application will be retired. A new application must be submitted to continue the request. Once all supporting documents have been received by staff, the Planning Clerk will issue you a receipt indicating that the application is complete. The application will then be submitted to Plan Reviewers for processing.
Costs of permits vary based upon permit type. You can download a fee schedule here(PDF, 454KB). If more than one permit is required, the cost is the total of all applicable fees. Fees must be paid at time of application.
Payment can be made either:
Online through the Self Service Permitting option, after your application has been reviewed and an Invoice Number has been provided to you. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. There is a 2.99% service fee for all credit card transactions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding your online experience.
Applications undergoing administrative review may take up to 35 days to process, depending on the type of request. Per Connecticut General Statute (state law), public hearings must be initiated within 65 days of receipt of a complete application. After you submit your application, staff will contact you to schedule the hearing.
For commission level reviews, public noticing is required. The conditions and requirements of the public notice may vary depending on the commission that will hear the request. Staff will take care of legal noticing. Applicants will be responsible for contacting neighbors and putting up signage. Refer to the People's Guide to Public Hearings(PDF, 2MB) pamphlet for more information.
If your request is denied, you have the right to appeal. Appeals are heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals. To file for an appeal you must:
Dial 311 or (860) 757-9311
Hartford City Hall
550 Main St.
Hartford CT 06103