Office of State Ethics
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A Message from Carol Carson, Executive Director, Office of State Ethics

Are you interested in serving on the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board?


The Office of State Ethics, Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board is currently looking for candidates interested in serving.


Please review the Citizenís Ethics Advisory Board Overview which outlines responsibilities, qualifications, restrictions and other important information for prospective Board Members, and submit your resume and letter of interest.


Members of the board shall be compensated at the rate of two hundred dollars per day for each day they attend a meeting or hearing and shall receive reimbursement for their necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their official duties.


Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board Member Overview



Carol Carson, Executive Director  


   Our Mission

The Connecticut Office of State Ethics practices and promotes the highest ethical standards and accountability in state government by providing education and legal advice, ensuring disclosure, and impartially enforcing the Codes of Ethics.         

What's New


Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board
Regular Meeting
Thursday, August 16, 2018
18-20 Trinity Street 5th Floor - 1:00 p.m.


2018 Lobbyists Selected for Audit

   Quick Links

Connecticut Attorneys CLE Credit

Lobbyist Filing System Log-In

Plain-language Guides

Advisory Opinions

Enforcement Actions

Education and Training


Knowing the Limits


The Code of Ethics tells public officials and state employees what they should do in challenging situations.  Just because we learned right from wrong as children, that does not mean that as adults we automatically know the speed limit everywhere we drive.  Remember that the Office of State Ethics wants to help you understand and get it right! 


Any person may, at any time, request informal advice, either verbal or in writing, regarding the Code of Ethics for Public Officials or the Code of Ethics for Lobbyists. 



Contact us:


     Telephone:                860-263-2400


     Business Hours:        8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Specific Contacts:  For the most timely responses, please be sure to direct your questions to the appropriate e-mail address; for example, with lobbyist filing concerns such as, "my password didnít work" please be sure to send your query to

Advice Regarding Code of Ethics

Lobbyist Filing/Reporting Questions 

Public Official Filing/Reporting Questions


All Other Inquiries