State Agency Profiles

The purpose of this ongoing project is to compile information about current state agencies and their predecessor agencies as well as some defunct agencies.
Information for each agency includes designation dates and name changes, statutory authority, locations of pertinent materials in the State Library, cites to agency histories, commissioner’s names, and web page links. 

Brief history of State AgencySee Also (related agency):Link to Agency Website
Academic Awards, Board for StateHigher Education, Board of Regents forAgency website
Accountancy, Board ofSecretary of the StateAgency website
Administrative Services, Department ofAgency website
Adult Probation, Department of
Advisory Personnel Committee
Aeronautics, Department of
African-American Affairs CommissionAgency website
Aging, Commission onAging, Department onAgency website
Aging, Department onSocial Services, Department of
Agricultural Experiment Station, ConnecticutAgency website
Agriculture, Department ofAgency website
Airport Authority, Connecticut
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, Connecticut
Alcoholism, Commission on
Architectural Licensing BoardConsumer Protection, Department ofAgency website
Arts, Connecticut Commission on the
Athletic CommissionConsumer Protection, Department of
Attorney General, Office of theAgency website
Banking, Department ofAgency website
Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians, Examining Board forAgency website
Boating Safety CommissionAgency website
Bond Commission, StateAgency website
Building Program Commission, State
Business Advocate, Office of the
Business Regulation, Department of
Care and Treatment of the Chronically Ill, Aged and Infirm, Commission on the
Cedarcrest
Child Advocate, Office of theAgency website
Child Protection, Commission onAgency website
Children and Families, Department ofAgency website
Children's Trust FundAgency website
Children, Commission onAgency website
Claims Commissioner, Office of theAgency website
Clean Air Commission
Community Affairs, Department of
Community-Technical CollegesHigher Education, Board of Regents forAgency website
Comptroller, Office of the StateAgency website
Connecticut Reformatory
Connecticut Valley HospitalAgency website
Connecticut's Future, Commission on
Construction Services, Department ofAgency website
Consumer Counsel, Office ofAgency website
Consumer Protection, Department ofAgency website
Contracting Standards Board, StateAgency website
Correction, Department ofAgency website
Criminal Justice CommissionAgency website
Criminal Justice, Division ofAgency website
Culture and Tourism, Connecticut Commission onAgency website
Custody, Divorce, and Children, Commission on
Dairy and Food Commissioner
Dams, Dikes, Reservoirs, and other Similar Structures, State Board of Supervision of
Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Commission on theAgency website
Demolition, State Commission on
Dental Commission, Connecticut
Development Authority, Connecticut
Developmental Disabilities, Connecticut Council onAgency website
Developmental Services, Department ofAgency website
Domestic Animals, Commissioner on
Economic and Community Development, Department ofAgency website
Economic Opportunity, Office of
Education and Services for the Blind, Board ofAgency website
Education, State Department ofAgency website
Educational Technology, Connecticut Commission forAgency website
Elections Enforcement Commission, StateAgency website
Electrologists, Board of Examiners ofAgency website
Embalmers and Funeral Directors, Board of Examiners of
Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Department of
Emergency Management, Office of
Emergency Relief Commission
Emergency Services and Public Protection, Department ofAgency website
Energy Agency, Connecticut
Energy and Environmental Protection, Department ofEnvironmental Protection, Department ofAgency website
Enterprise Systems & Technology, Bureau ofAdministrative Services, Department ofAgency website
Environmental Protection, Department ofEnergy and Environmental Protection, Department of
Environmental Quality, Council onAgency website
Epileptics, Connecticut Colony for
Ethics, Office of StateAgency website
Fairfield Hills Hospital
Farm Coordinator
Film, Video, and Media Office, Connecticut; Film, Video, and Media Commission, Connecticut
Fire Prevention and Control, Commission onAgency website
Firearms Permit Examiners, Board ofAgency website
Fisheries and Game, State Board of
Flood Control and Water Policy Commission, State
Food and Drug Commissioner
Forests and Wildlife, Commission on
Forfeited Rights, Commission on
Freedom of Information CommissionAgency website
Freedom Trail, Connecticut
Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut, State
Geospatial Information Systems Council
Governmental Accountability, Office ofAgency website
Governor of ConnecticutAgency website
Governor's Foot Guard, First Company
Governor's Foot Guard, Second Company
Governor's Horse Guard, First Company
Governor's Horse Guard, Second CompanyAgency website
Groton-New London Bridge Commission
Hartford Bridge Commission
Healing Arts, State Board of
Health Care Access, Office ofAgency website
Healthcare Advocate, Office of theAgency website
Higher Education, Board of Governors ofAgency website
Higher Education, Board of Regents forAgency website
Highway Department, State
Historical Commission
Homeland Security, Division of
Hospitals and Health Care, Commission on
Housing Finance Authority, Connecticut
Housing, Department of
Human Resources, Department of
Human Rights and Opportunities, Commission onAgency website
Human Services, Council on
Indian Affairs Council
Industrial Building Commission
Insurance and Risk Management Board, StateAgency website
Insurance DepartmentAgency website
Judicial Department, Connecticut
Juvenile Training School, Connecticut
Labor, Department ofAgency website
Landscape Architects, Board of
Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs CommissionAgency website
Laurel Heights
Library, Connecticut StateAgency website
Lieutenant GovernorAgency website
Liquor Control Commission
Long Lane School
Lottery Corporation, Connecticut
Mansfield State Training School and Hospital
Medical Examiner, Office of the ChiefAgency website
Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department ofAgency website
Mental Health, Department of
Military Affairs, Office ofAgency website
Military DepartmentAgency website
Milk Administrator
Milk Regulation Board
Motor Vehicles, Department ofAgency website
Mystic Oral School for the Deaf
Natureopathic Examiners, Board of
Norwich State Hospital
Nursing, Board of Examiners forPublic Health, Department ofAgency website
Opticians, Board of Examiners forAgency website
Optometrists, Board of Examiners forAgency website
Pardons and Paroles, Connecticut Board ofAgency website
Pardons, Board of
Parole Board
Pesticide Control, Board ofEnergy and Environmental Protection, Department of
Pharmacy, Commission of
Physical Therapists, Board of Examiners of
Planning and Energy Policy, Department ofPolicy and Management, Office of
Podiatry, Board of Examiners in
Police Officer Standards and Training CouncilAgency website
Policy and Management, Office ofAgency website
Properties Review Board, StateAgency website
Property Rights, Office of Ombudsman for
Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, Office ofAgency website
Psychiatric Security Review BoardAgency website
Psychologists, Board of Examiners ofAgency website
Public Accounts, Auditors ofAgency website
Public Health, Department ofAgency website
Public Safety, Department ofAgency website
Public Utility Control, Department ofEnergy and Environmental Protection, Department of
Public Works, Department of
Real Estate CommissionConsumer Protection, Department ofAgency website
Revenue Services, Department ofAgency website
Safety Commission, Connecticut
School for Boys, Connecticut
Seaside
Secretary of the StateAgency website
Shell-Fish Commission
Siting Council, ConnecticutAgency website
Social Services, Department ofAgency website
Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' FundAgency website
Southbury Training SchoolAgency website
Special Revenue, Division ofConsumer Protection, Department ofAgency website
State Employees' Suggestion Awards Board
State Jail Administration
State Park and Forest Commission
State Personnel Department
State Police, Division of
State Prison
Status of Women, Permanent Commission on theAgency website
Steamship Terminals, Commissioners of
Teachers' Retirement BoardAgency website
Tourism, Office of; Connecticut Tourism Council
Traffic Commission, State
Transportation Authority, Connecticut
Transportation, Department ofAgency website
Treasurer, Office of the StateAgency website
Tree Protection Examining Board
Tuberculosis
Uncas on Thames
Undercliff
Unemployment Commission, Connecticut
United Spanish War Veterans
University of Connecticut
University System, Connecticut StateAgency website
Veterans' Affairs, Department ofAgency website
Veterans' Home
Veterinary Medicine, Connecticut Board of
Victim Advocate, Office of theAgency website
Victim Services, Office of
Water Resources Commission
Wholesale Milk Producers Council, Connecticut
Workers' Compensation CommissionAgency website
York Correctional Institution
Youth Services, Commission on