The Licenses & Inspections (L&I) Division has as its highest priority safeguarding the public safety, health, and welfare of those who live and work in Hartford. To that end, we review plans for construction to make sure they satisfy our rigorous building code standards. We make sure businesses comply with state and local licensing requirements. We also educate the public about their rights when it comes to the housing code - and enforce those rights when landlords let things slip. We also make sure that businesses are on a level playing field, by inspecting the weights and measurements of the things they use or sell.
At the same time, we strive to be business-friendly, so that when you are embarking on a new enterprise, designing a new building, or doing anything else regulated by the Division, you receive the highest levels of responsiveness and customer service.
Our Division is responsible for: