Municipal historic districts in Connecticut are authorized exclusively through Chapter 97a of the Connecticut General Statutes. Once enacted by the vote of both the legislative body of the municipality and the residents of the proposed district, the district is placed under the jurisdiction of a locally appointed historic district commission. An historic district commission is a full-fledged land use agency of the city, and exercises powers comparable to the zoning commission, wetlands commission and a zoning board of appeals.
The Stratfield Historic District Commission is composed of property owners in the district who are appointed by the mayor and serve a five year term. The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of the month to review applications for Certificates of Appropriateness.
For details please visit the Stratfield Historic District Commission page on the city web site.