Liquor Control Division
Welcome to the Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division.
The Liquor Control Division safeguards the health and safety of Connecticut citizens by regulating all persons and firms involved in distributing, selling, and dispensing alcoholic liquor in order to prevent sales to minors and intoxicated persons, maintain product integrity, and ensure that licensed premises are safe and sanitary. The Division enforces the Connecticut Liquor Control Act and its corresponding regulations, and is the primary investigative arm of the Connecticut Liquor Control Commission. We are also the main licensing body ensuring that all businesses engaging in the sale of alcoholic liquor hold the necessary permits.
If you are interested in learning more about our most common permits, please click on “Quick Reference Guides” below. Our guides cover the most popular permits for restaurants, bars, and retailers, and are available in seven languages.
If you are interested in applying for a permit, please click on “Applications & Forms” below to find the necessary paperwork. Most applications must be mailed or dropped in the Department of Consumer Protection’s mail slot on the ground level (G-3) of our offices located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford.
If you have questions concerning your filed permit application and its status, please verify it online at https://elicense.ct.gov using your assigned credential number.
If you are interested in filing a complaint against a person or business holding a liquor permit, please click on “File a Complaint” below to learn about the three ways to best submit your complaint.
The best way to contact us is at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is regularly monitored during business hours and you will receive a reply within one business day, but usually much quicker. You may also call one of our telephone numbers below, and staff will reply within one business day if you do not reach someone immediately. To expedite a return phone call, please be sure to include your name, your return phone number, and a general description of your question.
- General questions and licensing questions: 860-713-6200
- Complaints and enforcement questions: 860-713-6210.
Department of Consumer Protection
Liquor Control Division
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 713-6200
Fax: (860) 706-1208