Price Gouging and Profiteering 

Price gouging or profiteering is illegal in the State of Connecticut. It occurs when the price of an item is substantially increased during certain types of declared emergencies. In some cases, the Governor has the option to impose price restrictions on certain products or services due to short supply.

Price fluctuations that occur during the normal course of business do not constitute price gouging.

If you have concerns about price gouging or profiteering or need instructions about how to file a complaint, please contact the Department of Consumer Protection by visiting

You may start the process of filing a complaint online at


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