Reminder: Leaf Pick-up Begins November 8th

Until further notice the Hamden Transfer Station will be open to Hamden residents
M-F 8am - 3pm, Closed Saturdays, Proper ID required

Silver Bells Festival
Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2pm - 6pm

Click Here For Traffic Calming Information

New Recycling Policy
(printable pdf, post it next to your bins!)

If you would like more info on Charter Revision, or to make a comment or suggestion please email:

Welcome to
 The Town of Hamden,
"Land of the Sleeping Giant"

2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden Connecticut 06518


Hamden is a lovely community of neighborhoods, a New England town, which perfectly blends urban and suburban living. With affordable homes, highly respected schools including a state-of-the-art high school, with a landscape rich in hills and walking trails and an abundance of shops and restaurants, Hamden is a wonderful place to live and an alluring place to visit.

Hamden also offers an active business environment. The Town Economic Development Department offers significant Tax Incentives, and a Loan Program and Technical Assistance Program for small businesses. We encourage any business interested in these special opportunities to contact our Economic and Community Development Department at 203-287-7030 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              203-287-7030      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email us at

Whether you are a current resident, a potential visitor, or a business interested in locating in Hamden, we invite you to follow the links on this page to explore our wonderful community.  




If you have a question, concern or comment, please email
at the HELP Desk or call
(203) 287-7676

Latest Information on the New Zoning Regulations

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a complete overhaul of the zoning regulations and a new zoning map on December 7, 2009, effective January 1, 2010.  The latest amendment to the zoning regulations became effective August 15, 2010.  The latest amendment to the zoning map became effective April 15, 2010.
To see the current Zoning Regulations, please click HERE
(must have Adobe Acrobat 7 or higher to open file)
To see the current Zoning Map, please click HERE
Please contact the Planning Office at 203-287-7070 if you have any questions. 

The Amendment to the 2004 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) was approved on September 22, 2009 and became effective on October 15, 2009:

Click here to view amended POCD


Click here for information on the
Memorial Town Hall/ Police Headquarters Project

Click here to view Town Building Committee's Proj. Team

Click here to view Council Approved 2010-2011 Budget - Departments

Click here to view Council Approved 2010-2011 Budget - Positions

Click here to view FY '08-'09 Audit

Click here for a copy of Hamden's Town Charter

Click here for Zoning Regulation update information

Click here for link to Board of Education's 2009-2010 Proposed Budget

Click here for a copy of the Adopted 2008-2009 Budget

Click here for a copy of the Mayor's Proposed 2008-2009 Budget

Click here for a copy of the Citizen's Guide To The Budget

Click here for Newhall Remediation Information

Click here to for the October 2007 Charette Presentation

Click here for copies of the Town Audit and Financial Report

Click here for a copy of the 2007 2008 Adopted Budget


 We look forward to hearing from you.    



Hamden is a member of
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities


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Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000