Trade License

Trade license is a document /certificate of authorisation issued by the Jagatsinghpur Municipality for granting permission to regulate and carry out any forms of trades from a particular locality. Trade license is mandated by the Jagatsinghpur Municipality Act, _ _ _ _ (YY) to ensure that the business/trade complies with the stipulated rules and safety guidelines. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a trade license in detail.

Jagatsinghpur Municipality Act, _ _ _ _ (YY)

According to Jagatsinghpur Municipality Act, any person who enters a business or any other trades such as industries or factories in Jagatsinghpur has to get prior permission from the respective authority in advance before the commencement of the business.

Importance of Trade License

The trade license aims to control business location by way of putting constraints on peoples from running certain types of trades from their home to maintain the separate business environment and preserves locality environment.

* Trade license is enacted to ensure that no entrepreneur is running any unethical business and there is no severally affected by health hazards and nuisance.
* Obtaining trade license ensures the safety measures and guidelines are followed.
* Trade license protects the owners against certain types of liability.


Note: As per the Jagatsinghpur municipality act, running an illegal Trade is offence. The concerned authority may seize or lock the Trade business with or without intimation.

Who needs trade License?

The entrepreneur engaged in a general trading activity within the territorial limit of any municipal corporation is required to get a trade license. The trade license can be classified, and it is based on the nature of the business. Trade license needs to obtain for dealing with the following type of business:

General Trade License

* All eating establishments like Hotels, Restaurants, Refreshments, Sale of Coffee and Tea, Lodging Houses, Bakeries, Sweetmeat stall, Sale of Mutton, Beef, Fish, Pork and Chicken and Provision stores.

* All trades which use motive power to run and to manufacture like, Industries, Factories, Workshops, Power looms, Flour Mills etc.

Dangerous and Offensive Trade License (D&O license)

Offensive and dangerous trades like a charcoal depot, the sale of firewood, timber wood, dry clean shops, Dhobi shops, Beauty parlour, Barbershop, Sale of edible oil, storage of ammunition, breweries, manufacture camphor and candles.

Trade License – Renewal

Every application for renewal of a license under this rules has to be made not less than one month and not more than three months before the earliest day on which such trade license expires.

Processing Time

Trade license will be issued within 15 days from the date of the application at the concerned Municipal Corporation.

Documents Required

Documents required for new trade license is listed as follows:

Documents for New Trade License

*  Application Form

*  Tax paid receipt

*  Three copies of blueprint (if any place to store or selling explosives, timber or any other combustible material will contain a statement showing the boundaries and measurements of such site)

*  Proof of Identity – Pan card, Passport, Driving License, Govt/defence ID Card

*  Proof of Address – Ration Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card

*  Photo of Applicant

*  Owner or Neighbour consent letter

Documents for Renewal of Trade License

For renewing trade license, the applicant needs to submit the following documents:

*  Original License copy

*  Previous year fees challan

*  Up to date tax paid receipt