$400 Initial
$100 Renewal*
$0 Amendments**

*Renewal filings must be submitted within 120 days after your fiscal year end or Connecticut may require the filing be resubmitted as a new initial filing with payment of the initial fee.

**Amendment filings must be submitted if you are making a material change to your FDD at any time before or after your initial or renewal filing is approved.


  • Connecticut accepts payment in the form of check or ACH. Checks should be made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”.  For ACH payments, you will be required to complete and submit an ACH authorization form to us before we will submit the filing for you.
  • The Connecticut application required for each filing must be notarized.
  • If you are in your first year of franchising, Connecticut will accept Reviewed financials instead of Audited.
  • Advertising – Any advertising that will be used by you to target prospects in Connecticut or will be published and used only in Connecticut, must be filed with the state prior to its first use.

Exemptions (from registration with the state and/or from disclosure with a specific prospect)

  • Federally Registered Trademark Exclusion – exemption from registration only
    • We must file a one-time notice with the State of Connecticut, that includes a copy of your Trademark License Agreement (if applicable), before you can offer and sell a franchise. The one-time notice will be reviewed by and must be approved by the state.
    • Fees: none
    • Under this exclusion, renewal is necessary only when there are material changes, such as a change in your name as franchisor; the trademark is no longer federally registered; purchasers are no longer permitted to use the registered mark; or you no longer have any rights to the mark.