The 4 links below go directly to the State of CT Consumer Protection Department’s website.

Got a home improvement idea?
Know this:  there are LOTS of regulations from Connecticut’s Consumer Protection Department to protect you, the homeowner.

The bottom line: ANYONE working on residential property is required to register with the CT Department of Consumer Protection.  This means remodeling contractors must have valid certificates of registration to work at your home.

BUT… the state’s website has many, many pages.
HERE’S THE TRICK:  FINDING the key pages, to learn the basics, so you can begin.

We’ve done that work for you, here at HRD, Handyworks Remodeling and Design in Wallingford!  We reviewed the state’s entire consumer protection website sections related to home improvements, so you don’t have to

The first 3 links below connect you to SHORT explanations, each one just ONE PAGE long, perfect for printing if you wish.  

The 4th link connects you to their whole booklet (still, that’s only 26 pages) going into a bit more detail.

Here are the ONE-PAGE basics you can’t miss:

  1.  FINDING A HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT:  Learn what to look for (all on ONE PAGE!) from the state of CT: click here.
  2.  WORKING WITH A HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT:   The easy rules (all on ONE PAGE!) from the State of CT: click here.
  3. WHY IS REGISTRATION IMPORTANT?  See the registration rules (all on ONE PAGE!) from the State of CT:  click here.
  4. WANT TO LEARN MORERead their book (only 26 pages), “The Connecticut Contractor for Home Improvement & New Home Construction”: click here.


For any home remodeling projects this year, including kitchens, bathrooms, decks, patios, porches, pools, painting, garages, siding, flooring, fences, doors, windows, waterproofing, radon testing & treatment, and underground heating oil tank replacement, you need to know the rules.  That’s why the above links will really help you get up to speed quickly.

Any questions?  Contact us anytime, using the link below. I’ll get right back to you.  Have a great year, from all of us at HRD, Handyworks Remodeling and Design!

— Keith

GET INPUT FROM AN EXPERT:  Keith Santora, president of HRD, replies ASAP to your question the same day (or the next business morning)!  No obligation.  Call 203-626-5451, or just click here to ask. Try it!