Town Offices Return to Town Hall with Renovation Complete

Phases 2 and 3
Town Offices Return to Town Hall with Renovation Complete

East Hartford, CT— The Town of East Hartford is moving Town offices back to the newly renovated space at 740 Main Street. The move will occur in three (3) phases, with phase one (1) (Town Clerk’s Office) already complete.

Details for phase two (2) are as follows:

  • The following departments will be included in the phase 2 move:
    • Mayor’s Office, Human Resources, Town Council Office, Corporation Counsel, Health and Human Services, Tax Office, Assessor's Office, and Probate Court for the District of East Hartford*   
  • The phase 2 departments will close to the public on Thursday, May 2nd at 4:00pm. Services will be available online only through Friday, May 3rd. Visit www.easthartfordct.gov to access available online services during this time. 
  • The Tax Office, Probate Court, and Grants drop box will be unavailable between Friday, May 3rd at 2:45pm and Monday, May 6th at 9:00am.
  • *Probate Court will close at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 2nd.  Electronic filing services will be available at www.ctprobate.gov. In a case where immediate assistance is needed, please contact Chief Clerk Idaliz Gomez at idaliz.gomez@ctprobate.gov.
  • The phase 2 departments will reopen to the public on Monday, May 6th at 12:00pm, with the exception of Probate Court, which will open at 10:00am.
  • During this time, the following departments will continue to operate out of the East Hartford Community Cultural Center (CCC) at 50 Chapman Place:
    • Finance, Purchasing, Grants, Development, Building and Inspections, Registrar of Voters, Engineering

Phase 2 town departments moving back to town hall

Details for phase three (3) are as follows:

  • The following departments will be included in the phase 3 move:
    • Finance, Purchasing, Grants, Development, Building and Inspections, Registrar of Voters, Engineering
  • The phase 3 departments will close to the public on Thursday, May 16th at 4:00pm. Services will be available online only through Friday, May 17th. Visit www.easthartfordct.gov to access available online services during this time.
  • The phase 3 departments will reopen to the public on Monday, May 20th at 12:00pm.
  • The phase 2 departments will continue to operate normally during the phase 3 move.

Phase three departments moving back to town hall

During the Friday closures, services will be available online, in order to allow for the physical moving of furniture, assets, and IT setup.

For more information on specific service availability and outages, please visit the relevant department page on the Town website www.easthartfordct.gov.

Public Meetings:

Boards, commissions, and Town Council meetings that have been scheduled for the CCC Auditorium will continue to be held at CCC through the month of June.  Boards and commission meetings that have been scheduled for conference rooms at CCC, will move to Town Hall beginning May 13th.

Ribbon Cutting:

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 28th at 11:00am.

Summer Hours:

The Town of East Hartford will launch a pilot program for adjusted Summer hours for Town Hall offices. The pilot program will launch June 1st, with more details to come.

About the Project:

The Town Hall renovation project began in mid-December 2022. The scope of work includes the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, modernization of the elevator, new lighting, plumbing and electrical infrastructure, and a new roof. Among other improvements with environmental benefits is a new natural gas heating system to replace the existing and inefficient oil-burning boilers. Also included are repairs to the front entrance, replacement of water-damaged ceilings and walls, abatement of hazardous materials, and renovation of the public bathrooms. 

Of the renovations and move, Town of East Hartford Mayor Connor Martin says, “This is an exciting time for both Town employees and residents. These necessary updates to infrastructure may not look like visible improvements at first glance, but will create a safe and healthy environment for our staff, resulting in a higher quality of services for our residents. Prior to these renovations, we had staff with buckets on their desks to catch leaking water, a lack of accessibility for residents with mobility needs, and a building that reflected no pride in our town. I look forward to welcoming staff and residents back into this new space, with a renewed excitement and hope for the future of East Hartford, and Town Hall will serve as a symbol of this forward momentum.”

For more information on Town offices and services, please visit www.easthartfordct.gov or call (860) 291-7100.

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