Environmental Health Division

This division protects and improves health and quality of life for all Hartford residents and visitors by improving the areas where they live, eat, learn, work, and play. 


Are you applying for a license?

Body Art License

Let's make sure you have what you need to begin. 

  • Have you gotten approval from Zoning?
  • Do you have a copy of the Lease/Title or Bills of Sale?
  • Have you paid the sales tax and obtained a use permit?
  • Have you obtained pest control and waste removal (garbage) contracts?

Step 2. Fill out the Body Art Plan Review Application

Apply Here

Food Safety

Certified Food Inspectors monitor compliance with state and municipal food safety regulations, and are responsible for inspecting all foodservice operations within Hartford. Principal activities and services include the licensing and inspection of restaurants and foodservice establishments within Hartford. For questions regarding licensing, please contact us at (860) 757-4767; otherwise, a listing of Food Inspectors along with their contact information can be found below.

Visit the Environmental Health section of our Forms and Guides page for documents related to licensing, operation plan for food establishments, and other documents.

Please visit the State of Connecticut's Food Protection Program webpage for more information about regulations, requirements, and educational opportunities.



Hartford Health and Human Services

131 Coventry Street
Hartford, CT 06112

Contact Info

(860) 757-4700


Sunday Closed
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday Closed