Historic District Commission

Established October 1, 1986, the Historic District Commission is charged with promoting the educational, cultural, and general welfare of the Town of East Hartford through the preservation and protection of historic buildings, places and districts of historic interest within the Town; and to preserve and protect the many architectural phases of a Connecticut River Community in continual growth. 

The Commission is comprised of five regular members and three alternate members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval by the Town Council be electors of the Town holding no public office and shall initially serve as commissioners on a staggered term basis of one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), and five (5) years respectively until the expiration of such terms, but may be reappointed to full five year terms thereafter.   At least one (1) member shall reside in a historic district.  All  electors shall be appointed for the term of five (5) years.   

The Commission considers applications for certificates of appropriateness for erection, alteration, restoration or removal of any building, structure, sign, fence or bill poster within an historic district.

It is the intent of this ordinance to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the Town of East Hartford through the preservation and protection of buildings, places and districts of historic interest within the Town of East Hartford; and to preserve and protect the many architectural phases of a Connecticut River Community in continual growth.

The Historic District Commission meets the 1st Monday of every month in Town Hall.  Please check the Community Calendar on the website's Home page for any updated changes in the meeting times or dates.   Please note that meetings are called at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Commission.

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