Development / Planning

The Development Department is working to provide our residents and businesses with services remotely. We thank you for your patience as we work to transition our key services online. Please click here for COVID-19 updates and resources for businesses.

Available online:

Planning and Development

  • All in-person Land-Use Group meetings are suspended. To receive guidance on how to start, expand, or relocate a business in East Hartford, please email Michael Daniels at [email protected]
  • Planning and development related applications can be downloaded here.
  • Project applications for the Planning and Zoning Commission can be downloaded here
  • Sign permit application forms can be accessed here. 
  • To apply for minor modifications please download this form and select “minor modification.”
  • Applications and plans should be in a digital format and emailed to [email protected].

For any questions relating to Planning and Zoning Commission, Site Plan Review Committee, or development applications, please email [email protected].

The Development Department coordinates planning and zoning, revitalization efforts, and the capital planning activities of the town in order to maintain existing assets and to promote economically, socially, and aesthetically desirable development in East Hartford.

Are you thinking of creating, relocating, or expanding a business?  Click here to learn how we can help you get started.

Are you looking for applications for Sign Permits, Site Plans, or Special Permits? Click Here.

Learn about the plans to revitalize the Silver Lane corridor. Click Here.

East Hartford:  Focused on Business

We have East Hartford Boards and Committees working to provide opportunities for all businesses in East Hartford including the Economic Development Commission, the Reveopment Agency, and our Planning and Zoning Commission.  We work alongside the regional Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce in promoting the local business community.  East Hartford’s strong pro-business attitude presents an environment ready-made for long term success.  Our town’s dedicated administration and an energetic Development Department are eager to work hand-in-hand with East Hartford businesses as they invest and prosper in town.

We can help connect you to resources at a town, state, and federal level.  View information on our website for business resources, informational brochures, our business incentive zones, and regulations.  Find out about approved projects coming soon to East Hartford and about other recent developments

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Eileen Buckheit Development Director (860) 291-7303
Jeffrey Cormier Town Planner (860) 291-7301
Michael Daniels Economic Development Coordinator (860) 291-7299