Trade License is a certificate/document which grants the permission to carry on a particular trade or business for which it is issued. It does not confer ownership of property or permission for any other activity other than for which it is issued. The License Department is the authorized department by the municipal corporations which issues licenses in consultation with other specialized consultative departments like Fire Brigade, Health, Engineering, Estate and others of same type. In perspective of this, it is important for any business establishments to take fundamental licenses from the License Department before starting manufacturing, exchange or storage of any activity/commodity. The application must be received from the business establishment, 3 months before the commencement of activity.
Different categories of trade license:
• Industries license: small, medium and large scale manufacturing factories
• Shop license: Dangerous and Offensive trades like a sale of firewood, cracker manufacturer, candle manufacturer, barber shop, dhobi shop etc.
• Food establishment license: Restaurants, hotels, food stall, canteen, the sale of meat & vegetables, bakeries etc.