In accordance with Governor Lamont’s directive concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of State Ethics is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to provide services through telework and will make every effort to continue agency operations to the greatest extent practicable under the circumstances. Please feel free to contact us at 860-263-2400 or by email at: ( We will retrieve and respond to voice mail and email communications as promptly as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

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The Office of State Ethics (OSE) is an independent watchdog agency for the State of Connecticut. The OSE administers Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 10, Part I for Public Officials and Part II for Lobbyists.

The mission of the Office of State Ethics is to ensure honesty, integrity and accountability in state government through education, interpretation and enforcement of the State of Connecticut Codes of Ethics.  We encourage you to spend time on this site and to call our office with any questions.


Contact Us

Agency Address:
Office of State Ethics
18-20 Trinity Street, Suite 205
Hartford, CT 06106-1660

Main Phone Number: 860-263-2400
Fax Number: 860-263-2402

Staff Phone Number Listing

Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board

Business Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Visitors must enter the building by the door next to the Bushnell Memorial Theater.


Specific Contacts

For the most timely responses, please be sure to direct your questions to the appropriate e-mail address; for example, with lobbyist filing concerns such as, "my password didn’t work" please be sure to send your query to