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Sexually oriented businesses in the city need unique rules and oversight from the city authorities. This is essential to safeguard the well-being of the patrons visiting such establishments and to protect the overall health, safety, and happiness of the city's residents. Additionally, it is crucial to maintain order, uphold moral standards, and preserve the city's distinctive character. By doing so, we can prevent any decline in the quality of our neighborhoods and foster a thriving retail environment. Furthermore, ensuring clean and secure public places remains a top priority for the community and its leaders.

The Bridgeport Health Department requires a license to operate a sexually oriented business. Detailed information on the regulation of sexually oriented businesses can be found in Chapter 8.81 of Bridgeport Code of Ordinances.

Sexually Oriented Business License Application

Please check the Fee and Licensing Schedule for additional information regarding current fees and expiration dates for all license types.