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.

Information for Public Charities and Paid Solicitors

Get Acrobat Reader.gif (712 bytes)The Department of Consumer Protection administers the Connecticut Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.

The Connecticut Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act requires most organizations that solicit money for charitable purposes to register or claim an exemption from registration with the Department of Consumer Protection. All paid solicitors and some fundraising counsel must register, post a bond and file certain reports.

Public Charities investigates possible violations involving charitable solicitations.Such investigations usually include a detailed audit of the alleged offender's financial records.If a violation is found, one or more of the following enforcement options may be applied:a civil suit in Superior Court, a criminal arrest, or an administrative action to revoke or suspend the registration of the charity or paid soliciting firm.

Email:   dcp.publiccharities@ct.gov

Department of Consumer Protection

Public Charities
450 Columbus Blvd., Ste. 801
Hartford, CT  06103

Phone: (860) 713-6170