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Community Development

Mark McGovern will deliver the 2018 Economic Development update to the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce on April 26, 2018. The presentation will air on West Hartford Community TV, Comcast channel 5. Go to www.WHCTV.org to view to view the show On-Demand from any device.

The mission of the Community Development Department is to ensure the quality of private development in the community and build and preserve the Town’s infrastructure.  The Department includes multiple divisions that provide a broad range of technical expertise and support to advance residential and commercial projects from design to construction.  It also provides administrative support to several land-use boards and commissions and serves as the link between the Town and its residents by providing public information through the use of a variety of communication tools.  The Department is also responsible for designing and constructing the Town’s streets, sidewalks and bridges.

The Department is organized into the following divisions. Under each section you will find a staff directory and detailed information on services, applications, fees and permits.

Mark K. McGovern, Director

Address & Phone:

West Hartford Town Hall

50 South Main Street, Room 208

West Hartford, CT  06107

(860) 561-7520

Fax: (860) 561-7551

Building Inspection:

8:00 AM-4:00 PM



Office Hours for all other Divisions:

8:30 AM-4:30 PM