Hartford County is a county located in the north central part of the US state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the population was 894,014, making it the second most populous county in Connecticut.
In Connecticut there is no county-level executive or legislative government; the counties determine probate, civil and criminal court boundaries, but little else. Each city or town is responsible for local services such as schools, snow removal, sewers, fire department and police departments. In Connecticut, cities and towns may agree to jointly provide services or even establish a regional school system.