New Home Construction Guaranty Fund
The New Home Construction Guaranty Fund can reimburse consumers who are unable to collect for losses resulting from work performed by a registered new home builder. Homeowners may be eligible to receive up to $30,000 from the fund if the following criteria can be met:
The homeowner must already have been awarded a court judgment and the registered new home contractor must be found “judgment proof” (having no money or assets in his/her name, or he/she can not be located).
The homeowner must retain a sheriff to serve a “writ of execution.” The homeowner is responsible for providing proof that the writ was served and that there was no response.
The contractor must have been registered with the Department of Consumer Protection within two years of signing the contract with the homeowner for building the new home.
The consumer must apply in writing to the Department of Consumer Protection within two years of the date of the court judgment.
Please fill out the Guaranty Fund application online by typing directly into the document, then print and mail it with the required documentation to:
Department of Consumer Protection
Trade Practices Unit
165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106