Connecticut Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General Connecticut Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Connecticut construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Connecticut. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Connecticut. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Connecticut Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Connecticut today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Connecticut. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Connecticut, and across the US.


Connecticut Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


Connecticut Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


Connecticut Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


Connecticut State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Connecticut that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Business Response and Licensing Center
  • Commission of Pharmacy
  • Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection
  • Department of Banking - Consumer Credit Division
  • Department of Consumer Protection
  • Department of Consumer Protection - Architectural Licensing Board
  • Department of Consumer Protection - Liquor Control Division
  • Department of Consumer Protection - Occupational and Professional Licensing Division
  • Department of Consumer Protection - Real Estate Appraisal Commission
  • Department of Energy & Environmental Protection - Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Labor - Division of Wage and Workplace Standards
  • Department of Revenue Services
  • Insurance Department
  • Secretary of State - Commercial Recording Division
  • State Board of Accountancy
  • State Board of Landscape Architects
  • State Department of Consumer Protection - Electrician Program
  • State Department of Consumer Protection - Fire Protection Licenses and Scope of Work
  • State Department of Public Health
  • State Department of Public Health - Environmental Practitioner Licensure Program

Connecticut Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Connecticut that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Fairfield County
  • Hartford County
  • Litchfield County
  • Middlesex County
  • New Haven County
  • New London County
  • Tolland County
  • Windham County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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  • Amston
  • Andover
  • Ansonia
  • Ashford
  • Avon
  • Baltic
  • Bantam
  • Barkhamsted
  • Beacon Falls
  • Berlin
  • Bethany
  • Bethel
  • Bethel
  • Bethlehem
  • Bloomfield
  • Bolton
  • Bozrah
  • Branford
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgewater
  • Bristol
  • Broad Brook
  • Brookfield
  • Brooklyn
  • Burlington
  • Canaan
  • Canterbury
  • Canton
  • Canton Center
  • Centerbrook
  • Central Manchester
  • Central Waterford
  • Chaplin
  • Cheshire
  • Chester
  • Clinton
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Center
  • Colebrook
  • Collinsville
  • Columbia
  • Cornwall
  • Cornwall Bridge
  • Cos Cob
  • Coventry
  • Cromwell
  • Danbury
  • Danielson
  • Darien
  • Dayville
  • Deep River
  • Deep River Center
  • Derby
  • Durham
  • Durham
  • East Berlin
  • East Canaan
  • East Granby
  • East Haddam
  • East Hampton
  • East Hampton
  • East Hartford
  • East Hartland
  • East Haven
  • East Killingly
  • East Lyme
  • East Windsor
  • Eastford
  • Easton
  • Ellington
  • Enfield
  • Essex
  • Fairfield
  • Falls Village
  • Farmington
  • Gales Ferry
  • Gaylordsville
  • Georgetown
  • Glastonbury
  • Goshen
  • Granby
  • Greens Farms
  • Greenwich
  • Griswold
  • Groton
  • Groton
  • Guilford
  • Guilford Center
  • Haddam
  • Hamden
  • Hampton
  • Hartford
  • Harwinton
  • Hawleyville
  • Hebron
  • Higganum
  • Ivoryton
  • Jewett City
  • Kent
  • Killingly
  • Killingworth
  • Lakeside
  • Lakeville
  • Lebanon
  • Ledyard
  • Litchfield
  • Litchfield
  • Madison
  • Madison Center
  • Manchester
  • Mansfield
  • Mansfield Center
  • Marlborough
  • Meriden
  • Middlebury
  • Middlefield
  • Middletown
  • Milford
  • Milldale
  • Monroe
  • Montville
  • Moodus
  • Moosup
  • Morris
  • Mystic
  • Naugatuck
  • New Britain
  • New Canaan
  • New Fairfield
  • New Hartford
  • New Haven
  • New London
  • New Milford
  • Newington
  • Newtown
  • Newtown
  • Niantic
  • Norfolk
  • North Branford
  • North Canton
  • North Franklin
  • North Granby
  • North Grosvenor Dale
  • North Haven
  • North Stonington
  • North Windham
  • Northford
  • Norwalk
  • Norwich
  • Oakdale
  • Oakville
  • Old Greenwich
  • Old Lyme
  • Old Saybrook
  • Orange
  • Oxford
  • Oxoboxo River
  • Pawcatuck
  • Plainfield
  • Plainville
  • Plantsville
  • Plymouth
  • Pomfret
  • Pomfret Center
  • Portland
  • Portland
  • Preston
  • Prospect
  • Putnam
  • Quaker Hill
  • Quinebaug
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Riverside
  • Riverton
  • Rockfall
  • Rocky Hill
  • Rogers
  • Roxbury
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Sandy Hook
  • Scotland
  • Seymour
  • Sharon
  • Shelton
  • Sherman
  • Simsbury
  • Simsbury Center
  • Somers
  • South Glastonbury
  • South Kent
  • South Windham
  • South Windsor
  • Southbury
  • Southington
  • Southport
  • Stafford
  • Stafford Springs
  • Stamford
  • Sterling
  • Stonington
  • Stonington
  • Storrs
  • Stratford
  • Suffield
  • Taconic
  • Taftville
  • Tariffville
  • Terryville
  • Thomaston
  • Thompson
  • Tolland
  • Torrington
  • Trumbull
  • Unionville
  • Vernon
  • Versailles
  • Voluntown
  • Wallingford
  • Wallingford Center
  • Washington
  • Washington Depot
  • Waterbury
  • Waterford
  • Watertown
  • Wauregan
  • Weatogue
  • West Cornwall
  • West Granby
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartland
  • West Haven
  • West Simsbury
  • West Suffield
  • Westbrook
  • Westbrook Center
  • Weston
  • Westport
  • Wethersfield
  • Willimantic
  • Willington
  • Wilton
  • Winchester
  • Windham
  • Windsor
  • Windsor Locks
  • Winsted
  • Wolcott
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodbury
  • Woodstock
  • Woodstock Valley
  • Yantic
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