Licensing and Permits
This unit is responsible for the testing, licensing and permit issuance for:
Fireworks/Special Effects- Permits, Licensing, Inspections & Accident Investigations
As of July 1, 2011, the licensing process for amusement operators, including carnivals and circuses, will be under the jurisdiction of the Department of Consumer Protection. Pursuant to Public Act 11-51 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the responsibility for the licensing of a carnival, circus or other amusement to be conducted in the State of Connecticut has been shifted from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to the Department of Consumer Protection.
All applicants requesting a license to conduct a carnival, circus or other amusement after July 1st must submit the completed application and fee to the Department of Consumer Protection. All applications received at the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, whether by mail or in person, will be directed to the Department of Consumer Protection. This delay could jeopardize the approval of your license application and the event itself.
This Department asks for your cooperation in making this transition as smooth as possible. It starts with the application process, using the correct application and submitting it to the correct Department.
If you have any questions regarding this new process, contact the License Services Division at (860) 713-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.