Planning & Zoning
The Planning & Zoning office is open 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Appointments are not currently required but are encouraged to ensure appropriate staff are available. Please call 860-561-7555 to schedule an appointment.
Individual staff contacts are at the bottom of the page.
The Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for the administration of the West Hartford Zoning Regulations, as well as the review and coordination of all land use applications.
Plan Review & Permitting
The Planning Office reviews all planned development requiring site plan approval, special use permits, wetland permits, zoning permits, lot splits, lot line revisions, subdivisions, special development district approvals and building permits that may include building expansions or change of use.
The Zoning Office enforces the zoning code of the Town of West Hartford as well as staffs and administers the actions of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).
Administrative Support to the Commissions
The Planning & Zoning Division provides administrative support to the Town Plan and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, and the Design Review Advisory Committee. These Town Council appointed commissions approve subdivisions, special use permits, wetland permits, variances, special exceptions, provide design and architectural review, as well as advises the Town Council on zoning changes.
Please see our Online Resource section for land use applications, regulations, and more!
Legal Notices for each of the Commissions are available on the corresponding Board or Commission Home Page
Planning Studies, Initiatives, and Updates
- West Hartford Center Infrastructure Master Plan
- Affordable Housing Plan
- Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Planning & Zoning Initiative
- West Hartford: Plan of Conservation & Development
- University of CT West Hartford Campus Community Visioning
- West Hartford Center: Review of the Central Business (BC) District Zone
- New Park Avenue Complete Streets Study
- Bicycle Facilities Plan
Application Forms & Materials
Forms, Guides, Applications, Permits
Agencies, Boards & Commissions
TPZ, DRAC, ZBA Meetings & Agendas
Frequently Asked Questions
Flood hazard information
Complete Streets strive to provide the best possible blend of service, mobility, and convenience, and safety while reinforcing a positive social, economic, and environmental influence on West Hartford.
Current Land Use Applications
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 214
West Hartford, CT 06107
For individual staff contact information, please see below.
Planning & Zoning