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As the licensing Agency for the City of Hartford we accept applications and issue licenses for a number reasons including Dance Halls, Pawnbrokers, Secondhand Dealers, Laundromats, Designated Vendor, Merchandise Vending, One-day Helper/ peddler, Billiard, Bowling Alley. By coordinating the efforts of various State and local government officials, we ensure the public's safety; requiring code compliance of all license applicants. For inquiries regarding our licenses or an appointment please contact the following:


Amara Shabazz
Administrative Assistant 
(860) 757-9246
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 Business License Index

Unless otherwise noted, each license must be renewed annually.

Auction non-jewelry (maximum 30 days) $10.00
Auction jewelry $50.00
Closing-out-sale $75.00 + $1/ $1,000.00 of merchandise
Designated Vendor Parking (Adobe PDF File) Varies
Hotel *** (Adobe PDF File) $100.00
Laundromat Dryers(Adobe PDF File) $10.00/ per dryer
Masseuse $50.00
Merchandise Vending (Adobe PDF File)  $250.00
Rehabilitation Homes $10.00
Rooming House less than 11 units*** (Adobe PDF File) $50.00
Rooming House equal to or more than 11 units *** (Adobe PDF File) $100.00
Self-Dry Cleaning Laundromat (Adobe PDF File) $50.00
Temporary Merchandise Vending Per Day (Adobe PDF File) $25.00
Temporary Merchandise Vending Per Week  (Adobe PDF File) $100.00
Peddle Cab Registration  (Adobe PDF File) $50.00
Peddle Cab License  (Adobe PDF File) $25.00
Bowling Alley $75.00
Billiard  (Adobe PDF File) $10.00
Dance Hall  (Adobe PDF File) $100.00
Junk Dealer  (Adobe PDF File) $10.00
BMechanical Amusement Distributor $3.00
Mechanical Amusement Operator $12.00
Music Vending Distributor $3.00
Music Vending Operator $12.00
Pawnbroker Initial, Renewal varies
Precious Metals and Stones Initial, Renewal $10.00
Ragpicker $3.00
Second Hand Dealer Initial, Renewal varies
Special One-day Dance/ Amusement $2.00

*** 3 copies must be submitted at the time of application

Contact Amara Shabazz at (860) 757-9246 if you have any questions or concerns regarding business licenses.

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Licenses and Inspection Contact

Office of Licenses and Inspections
260 Constitution Plaza
Hartford CT, 06103
Tel (860) 757-9200
Fax (860) 722-6374
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM