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Bridgeport requires that all establishments selling tobacco products be licensed with the Department of Public Health. This is to ensure that establishments are fully compliant with the state and federal regulations surrounding tobacco sales.

Bridgeport Health Department – Environmental Health Division requires the following documents for new establishments and change of ownership:

  1. Copy of Zoning Compliance Letter from the Zoning Department
  2. Copy of Building Department Permits from the Building Department if you are renovating the inside of the business
  3. Fire Marshal Approval from the Fire Marshal's Office
  4. Copy of Trade Name Certificate from the Town Clerk's Office
  5. Copy of Personal Property Tax Inquiry Form from the Tax Collector's Office to make sure there are no taxes owned for the business
  6. Copy of the Lease or Bill of Sale
  7. Copy of owner’s Photo ID
  8. Copy of Connecticut State License