Town Hall offices close

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (March 16, 2020) – Mayor Shari Cantor and Town Manager Matt Hart announced that Town Hall offices would close at noon today so that town officials can evaluate and modify operations to ensure the continued delivery of essential municipal services.

All Town Hall offices will be closed through Wednesday, March 18, and are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Thursday, March 19 with only essential staff.

Following the Mayor’s State of Emergency declaration, these additional measures are being taken.

Town Manager Matt Hart said, “Given the growing concern regarding community spread of this virus, I have made the decision to close Town Hall to the public beginning at noon today. Town employees that are not critical to operations will be notified that they should not report to work during this temporary closure. Over the next several days, our management team will develop an operations plan for the re-opening of Town Hall later this week.”

The Town Hall closure follows a decision made on March 12, 2020, to close the following facilities for two weeks: West Hartford Public Schools, Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, Cornerstone Aquatics Center, West Hartford Senior Center, Elmwood Senior Center, Elmwood Community Center, Hillcrest Area Neighborhood Outreach Center, and the three libraries.

“We encourage residents to continue doing business with the Town via our web site, www.westhartfordct.gov, and by phone,” said Mayor Shari Cantor.

Here is a list of Town Hall offices residents may call with questions:

West Hartford Library – (860) 561-6990 (serving as our Communication Center)

Assessment – (860) 561-7414

Building Inspection – (860) 561-7530

Community Development – (860) 561-7520

Engineering – (860) 561-7540

Financial Services – (860) 561-7460

Fire Marshal – (860) 561-8320

Food Pantry – (860) 561-7580

Human Resources – (860) 561-7480

Information Technology – (860) 561-6636

Mayor’s Office – (860) 561-7440

Parking Tickets – (860) 561-7475

Permits – (860) 561-7530

Planning – (860) 561-7555

Recreation (Leisure Services) – (860) 561-7510

Registrar of Voters – (860) 561-7450

Schools Administration – (860) 561-6600

Social Services – (860) 561-7561

Tax Office – (860) 561-7474

Town Clerk – (860) 561-7430

Town Manager – (860) 561-7440

Town Hall (Main Number) – (860) 561-7500

Zoning – (860) 561-7555

We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience these closures are causing.