New Business Check List

Visit the Economic Development Commission to review resources and information.

  • Visit the Building Department at 267-9601 to determine necessary permits and  inspections.
  • Contact the Water Pollution Control Authority at 267-2536 to clarify water and sewer needs.
  • Visit the Town Clerk at 267-2519 to obtain and complete new business Certification of Adoption of Trade Names form.
  • Check with the Tax Assessor at 267-2510 on the timing for the completion of the personal property tax form.
  • Consider hosting a grand opening function.
  • Contact the Economic Development Commission (EDC) at 267-4468 to obtain the EDC grand opening banner. For more information click here.
  • Submit a press release to local papers:
    • Rivereast: 633-4691
    • Middletown Press: 347-331 ext 222
    • Hartford Courant: 343-5250
  • Consider joining the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and attending the local  Portland/East Hampton Division Meetings:
                      Contact: Johanna Bond @ Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce,
                      393 Main Street,
                      Middletown, Ct 06457
                      860-347-6924, Fax 346-1043 or
  • Contact the Economic Development Commission at 267-4468 if you have suggestions or comments on how the Commission can be more helpful to you.