Historic District Commission

The East Hartford Historic District Commission was established by Ordinance Article 18 in 1986 to promote and preserve our historic built environment.  The Commission is organized under C.G.S. 7-147a-u and is designated as a “Certified Local Government” by the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (formerly known as the Connecticut Historical Commission) and the National Park Service for having local expertise in dealing with matters concerning historic preservation.  Certified Local Government status allows the Commission to examine all issues affecting historic preservation even if these are outside a locally designated district.

Applications to the Historic District Commission for Certificates of Appropriateness (including supporting documentation) should be submitted in electronic format to Grants Manager Paul O’Sullivan at posullivan@easthartfordct.gov.  The application form and District Design Guidelines can be found on the left-hand side of this webpage. Questions regarding the process can also be directed to the email address above.

Regularly scheduled meetings (held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.) will be held only via teleconference and only when the Commission has business to transact.  Notifications of the holding or cancelation of scheduled meetings and public hearings will be listed on this webpage.