In Connecticut, businesses may be required to obtain one or more licenses or permits to operate. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is responsible for issuing licenses and permits for various businesses and occupations. Most businesses are required to register with the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) and obtain a Sales and Use Tax permit for each business location in the state.

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In Connecticut, the process for business license research, filing, and maintenance can be time consuming and complex. Businesses may need to meet a number of licensing, tax, registration, and reporting requirements at the state level. Regulations also vary at the local level, so it is important to understand what those business requirements are before starting operations. For example, a physical business location must be approved by the appropriate commissions in a city or town, which can include departments on planning, zoning, building codes, and the environment. To learn more about the specific registration and licensing requirements in Connecticut, click on the Connecticut industry or county tabs for more information or to order the proper forms.

For more information, please contact CT Corporation for a consultation with a business licensing specialist.

 

Frequently asked questions
  • In Connecticut, is there a name restriction requirement for Professional Corporations wanting to obtain a Certificate of Registration as an engineering firm? For example, if the name has the word 'architecture' in it, does the organization need to change its name?

    Connecticut laws and regulations do not contain any provision regarding name restrictions or requirements for a Professional Corporation applying for a engineering firm Certificate of Registration. You should be able to register your firm under any name of your choosing. If you would like CT Corporation to assist you in registering your firm, please contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • What is a business license?
    A business license is an approval or permit issued by a government agency that authorizes a business to operate within a specific jurisdiction. This license is often an additional requirement beyond the registration of a business at the state level. Whether a business is required to have a specific license depends on such factors as the nature of the business, types of products sold, and location.
  • How often do business licenses renew?
    Businesses are often reliant upon their own compliance tracking to stay on top of renewals. While the licensing jurisdiction may send a renewal notice, entities should not rely on this reminder method. CT Corporation has developed a Client License Information Center, CLiC, to help manage the renewal process and avoid delinquent charges and fines.
  • How long are business licenses valid?
    The term of a license is entirely dependent on the type of license. Some licenses are good for the life of the business while others must be renewed annually or every two years. However, laws can change frequently so businesses must stay abreast of changes that affect the term of their license.
  • What is a sales tax ID?
    Although Sales and Use Tax registrations would seem to be the most basic of business license filings, the requirements can vary from state to state, county to county and sometimes even by municipality. These applications can be confusing and time consuming. Contact CT Corporation for assistance.
  • What is an EIN?
    An EIN is a unique nine digit number assigned by the IRS is used to identify business entities and is also known by other names such as 'Federal Tax Identification Number' and 'Tax Identification Number (TIN)'.
  • Appraisal Management Company

    License Type:
    Connecticut Appraisal Management Company License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1000 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,000 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Architectural Firm

    License Type:
    Connecticut Architecture Corporation License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $50 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $50 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Cannabis Medical

    License Type:
    Connecticut Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1000 application fee, $5000 registration fee *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    Check with the DCP to determine if applications are being accepted at this time.
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,000 application fee*, a $5,000 registration fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Charitable Solicitation Registration

    License Type:
    Connecticut Charitable Solicitation Registration

    License Issued By:
    Office of the Connecticut Attorney General - Public Charities Unit

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $50 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals/Reports

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $50 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals/reports.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the CT Secretary of State.
  • Collection Agency

    License Type:
    Connecticut Collection Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Banking - Consumer Credit Division

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $500 plus 2.5% *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1500 fee (plus 2.5%)*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon the date of application.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the CT Secretary of State and/or obtaining an Operator/Manager License.
  • Commercial Painter

    License Type:
    Connecticut Commercial Painter License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $500 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $500 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Compounding Pharmacy

    License Type:
    Connecticut Compounding Pharmacy License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Cosmetology

    The State of Connecticut (CT) does not require a Cosmetology License at the state level. However, if your business is operating a salon in Connecticut, you may be required to obtain Cosmetology License at the local level or comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Debt Management

    License Type:
    Connecticut Debt Management License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Banking Consumer's Credit Division

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $900 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $900 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Durable Medical Equipment

    License Type:
    Connecticut Durable Medical Equipment License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $350 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $350 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Electrical Contractor

    License Type:
    Connecticut Electrical Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $90 to $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $90 to $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon License type.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Employment Agency

    License Type:
    Connecticut Employment Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Labor

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Energy Broker

     

    The State of Connecticut (CT) does not require an Energy Broker License. However, if your business is providing energy brokering services in Connecticut, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Engineering Firm

    License Type:
    Connecticut Engineering Firm License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection - License Services Division

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $565 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $565 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the CT Secretary of State and/or obtaining CT Professional Engineer Licenses for certain individuals in your firm.
  • Fertilizer

    The State of Connecticut (CT) does not require a Fertilizer License. However, if your business is dealing in fertilizer in Connecticut, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Fertilizer Product Registration

    License Type:
    Connecticut Fertilizer Product Registration

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Agriculture

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $75 per product *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $75 per product fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Franchise Registration

    License Type:
    Connecticut Franchise Registration

    License Issued By:
    Securities and Business Investments Division of the Connecticut Department of Banking

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $400 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $400 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • General Contractor

    License Type:
    Connecticut General Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $500 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $500 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Home Health Agency

    License Type:
    Connecticut Home Health Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Public Health

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $300 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $300 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Home Improvement Contractor

    License Type:
    Connecticut Home Improvement Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $220 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $220 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • HVAC Contractor

    License Type:
    Connecticut HVAC License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Insurance Agency

    License Type:
    Connecticut Insurance Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Insurance Department

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $130 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $130 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated. An additional convenience fee may apply if filing online.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State and/or obtaining an individual agent/broker license.
  • Mail-Order Pharmacy

    License Type:
    Connecticut Mail-Order Pharmacy License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Commission of Pharmacy

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the CT Secretary of State.
  • Manufactured Home Dealer

    License Type:
    Connecticut Manufactured Home Dealer License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $375 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $375 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Manufactured Home Installer

    License Type:
    Connecticut Manufactured Home Installer License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $220 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $220 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Manufactured Home Manufacturer

    The State of Connecticut (CT) does not require a Manufactured Home Manufacturer License. However, if your business is manufacturing manufactured homes in Connecticut, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Money Transmitter

    License Type:
    Connecticut Money Transmitter License

    License Issued By:
    Consumer Credit Division of the Connecticut Department of Banking

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1975 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,975 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Mortgage Broker

    License Type:
    Connecticut Mortgage Broker License

    License Issued By:
    Consumer Credit Division of the Connecticut Department of Banking

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $600 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $600 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Mortgage Lender

    License Type:
    Connecticut Mortgage Lender License

    License Issued By:
    Consumer Credit Division of the Connecticut Department of Banking

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Pawnbroker

    License Type:
    Connecticut Pawnbroker License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Division of State Police

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $50 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $50 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Payday Lender

    License Type:
    Connecticut Payday Lender License

    License Issued By:
    Consumer Credit Division of the Connecticut Department of Banking

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $800 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $800 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Pesticide Product Registration

    License Type:
    Connecticut Pesticide Product Registration

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $188 *

    Other Requirements:
    Quinquennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $188 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and quinquennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is per product registered.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Pet Shop

    License Type:
    Connecticut Pet Shop License

    License Issued By:
    Animal Control Division of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $200 to $400 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $200 to $400 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Pharmacy

    License Type:
    Connecticut Pharmacy License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $750 *, an inspection

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $750 fee*, an inspection, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated. An additional Controlled Substance Registration fee may apply.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the CT Secretary of State and licensing your Pharmacist-in-Charge.
  • Plumbing Contractor

    License Type:
    Connecticut Plumbing Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Plumbing and Piping Work Examining Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Private Investigation Agency

    License Type:
    Connecticut Private Investigation Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut State Police - Special Licensing and Firearms Unit

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Private Security

    License Type:
    Connecticut Private Security License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protections

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1450 to $1750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,450 to $1,750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon the entity type of the applicant.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State and/or applying for individual guard license.
  • Professional Engineer

    License Type:
    Connecticut Professional Engineer License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $80 or $190 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $80 or $190 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon method of licensure.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Residential Painter

    License Type:
    Connecticut Residential Painter License

    License Issued By:
    License Services Division of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $220 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $220 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Roofing Contractor

    License Type:
    Connecticut Roofing Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $500 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $500 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Sales Tax ID

    License Type:
    Connecticut Sales Tax ID

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Tax Returns

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and tax returns.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the CT Secretary of State.
  • Secondhand Dealer

    License Type:
    Connecticut Secondhand Dealer License

    License Issued By:
    Division of State Police of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $314.75 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $314.75 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Solar Contractor

    License Type:
    Connecticut Solar Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Occupational & Professional Licensing Division

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Staff Leasing Agency

    License Type:
    Connecticut Staff Leasing Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Wage and Workplace Standards Division

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1500 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,500 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Talent Agency

    License Type:
    Connecticut Talent Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Labor

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Tattoo Parlor

    The State of Connecticut (CT) does not require a Tattoo Parlor License at the state level. However, if your business is operating a tattoo parlor in Connecticut, you may be required to obtain a Tattoo Parlor Business License at the local level or comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Telemarketing

    The State of Connecticut (CT) does not require a Telemarketing License. However, if your business is soliciting to consumers in Connecticut, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Title Agency

    The State of Connecticut (CT) does not require a Title Agency License. However, if your business is selling title insurance in Connecticut, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Tobacco Retail

    License Type:
    Connecticut Tobacco Retail License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $200 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biannual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $200 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biannual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State and/or obtaining a Sales Tax ID.
  • Tobacco Wholesale

    License Type:
    Connecticut Tobacco Wholesale License

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Revenue

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1450 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $1,450 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon tobacco type.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Unemployment Tax ID

    License Type:
    Connecticut Unemployment Tax ID

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Labor's Employment Security Division

    Other Requirements:
    Tax Returns

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, extensive supporting documentation, and tax returns.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Wholesale Drug Distributor

    License Type:
    Connecticut Wholesale Drug Distributor License

    License Issued By:
    License Services Division of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $190 to $375 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, a $190 to $375 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.
  • Withholding Tax ID

    License Type:
    Connecticut Withholding Tax ID

    License Issued By:
    Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

    Other Requirements:
    Tax Returns

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Connecticut requires an application, extensive supporting documentation, and tax returns.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Business Licenses in Connecticut (CT) Counties

Connecticut Counties do not issue Basic Business Licenses. However, your business may be required to obtain a Basic Business License at the state or local level or comply with other licensing laws, based on your business activity and location. Let CT Corporation determine all of the licenses and registrations that you may need, and guide you through the process of obtaining them!

Note: The above refers only to basic business licenses, which are required for any type of business operating within the county. For information regarding industry specific licenses issued by Connecticut, contact us today!

Let us take care of the paperwork for you! We will prepare and file your application, and we will follow up with the State until you have received your Connecticut state license. As licensing experts, we will streamline the entire licensing process, making it as painless as possible.

For more information, please contact a CT Corporation licensing specialist.

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