September 7, 2023
From the Office of M. Caitlin S. Anderson
Liquor Control Division Director
RE: Fire Marshal Inspection Certificates No Longer Required for Renewal
Recent legislative updates changed the requirement for submitting a fire marshal inspection certificate with your annual renewal. Beginning October 1, 2023, the Department of Consumer Protection will no longer collect fire marshal inspection certificates at renewal. All on-premise permittees must be annually inspected by their local fire marshal; however, the certificate of inspection will not be collected as part of your liquor permit renewal. Instead, you should keep a copy of your inspection certificate in your permit premise.
- Any on-premise permit with an expiration date up to and including September 30, 2023 must submit a fire marshal certificate with their renewal, even if renewing late.
- All on-premise permits with an expiration date on or after October 1, 2023 will not be required to submit a fire marshal certificate with their renewal. You must still be inspected by your local fire marshal.
- All on-premise permit holders must have their premise inspected annually. Failure to be inspected could result in action (including closure) by your local fire officials and result in referral to the Department for additional enforcement measures (including suspension or revocation of your permit.) Keep a copy of your inspection certificate in your permit premise because Liquor Control Agents may ask for it during inspections.
The Department thanks all permittees for operating in a safe and secure manner. Please contact DCP.LiquorControl@ct.gov with any questions.
The Department of Consumer Protection, through the State Liquor Control Commission, oversees all sales of liquor in the State of Connecticut. 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901, Hartford, CT, 06103. Visit the Liquor Control Division website www.ct.gov/dcp.