To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, DCP employees will no longer be at 450 Columbus Blvd. Please do not send mail. We recommend using our online services, or sending an email to the appropriate division/person instead. Phone lines will have limited support, and voicemails will be returned when possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

History of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

From the establishment of the Dairy and Food Commission in 1886 to the creation of the free-standing Department of Consumer Protection in 1959 and continuing on into the 21st century, Connecticut has stood at the forefront of consumer protection matters. This history is merely an overview, not intended as a definitive compilation of all events.