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Driveway Permits & Licensing

Driveway Permits are required for new, replacement or alterations to existing driveways in order to ensure driveways appropriately connect to the Town’s Right of Way, do not encroach on neighboring properties and that the construction is performed by licensed contractors.

Licensed contractors may apply for driveway permits by coming to the Engineering Office in Room 204 of Town Hall, or may print out the entire application from the link below. Please complete the highlighted areas, and return it with the appropriate fee either by mail or in person.  Also, if necessary, please print out and complete any missing requirements from the links below and return with the application and fee.  All driveway permits must conform with current zoning standards.

Please complete all highlighted areas only on the permit application. Click on the link to view a list of licensed driveway contractors who have met all the Town of West Hartford requirements that are listed below.  These driveway contractors are licensed, but not endorsed by the Town of West Hartford Engineering Division.

The requirements to apply for a Driveway Permit and License are as follows:


A $10,000 Town of West Hartford Bond Form completed on both sides

(on your insurance company's form)

  • General Liability $1,000,000
  • Auto Liability $1,000,000
  • Worker's Compensation (if applicable)
  • West Hartford named as additional insured
  • 30 days notice of cancellation


On West Hartford form, must be signed by owner of company or office and notarized

Driveway Contractor Licensing: Provide the documents listed above AND your State of Connecticut Home Improvement registration number and your Federal ID number.


  • Annual License fee:  $50.00
  • Permit fee for each address:  $50.00

 *First time applying for a permit through this office, your Federal ID # is required*

To check the status of your information on file, please call the office at