What is a Trade License and How to Apply Online?

If you are planning to establish or run a business, then you must know that the Trade License number is something you should apply for even before running the business.

Trade License is a legal or official document that disguises as permission from the local authorities as well as the Government to run a business without any inconvenience. You have registered for the same before applying for a trade license.

It gives permission to the individual to run or establish a business. This official document and license are provided as well as regulated by the Municipal Corporation.

The license was introduced almost 40 years ago, and it is given to different businesses by the Municipal Corporation. The trade license also helps businesses to gain customer support and trust as it makes sure the organization or business does not indulge in illegal activities.

It is mandatory for every business owner, to apply for and obtain a business license to avoid further inconvenience. There are many types of trade licenses provided to businesses.

Trade License

Types of Trade License are Listed Below:

Industries License: It provided for small, medium, or large businesses.
Shop License: It provided businesses such as candles, firecrackers, barbers, etc.
Food Establishment License: It is given to restaurants, food stalls, or hotels along with organizations that sell vegetables or meat.

Eligibility for Trader License Certificate:

You are eligible to apply for a trade license if you are 18 years and above. To be able to apply for a trade license the business owners must have zero criminal records, and the business should not involve any illegal activity.

How to Apply for Trade License Certificate Online?

You can apply online but before you do, make sure you have all the documents ready.

  • Visit the official website of the Municipal Corporation and then upload the required documents to apply for a trader’s license certificate.
  • Your application must be sent to Sanitary Inspector and you will receive an SMS along with an e-mail with details of the inspection of your business.
  • The inspection details will be given and the inspection will be done on the same date and time. An inspection report will be prepared and then you will have to pay a required fee depending on your office.
  • The report will be given to the Municipal health officer, and if required, another inspection will be done. The file will be sent to the commissioner and if there are no faults found, the demand notice will be made available to the business owner.
  • The applicant can pay the fee and download the same from the portal. You can directly download the trade license certificate or number.

Documents Needed:

Make sure you have these documents ready before proceeding with the application:

  • Application form
  • Aadhaar Card/PAN/Driving license as identity proof
  • Aadhar card as address proof
  • Tax Payment Receipt.
  • Property documents.
  • A NOC from your neighbor.
  • Occupancy Certificate.
  • Katha Extracts.
  • Katha Certificate
  • Sanction Plan.

How to Renew a Traders License?

If your trade license gets expired, you have to apply 30 days before the expiry of the license for renewal. It should be maintained every year to run your business without any inconvenience.

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