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Get Your Business Off the Mark with a Trade License

Are you looking to launch a business or service?


Worried about the numerous paperwork requirements that must be met?

A trade license is the first thing you need to run your business inside a specific municipal boundary. Our experts will help you get your trade license effortlessly.

Categories of Trade License


Industries License:

Small, medium, and large-scale manufacturing facilities require industry licenses.


Shop license:

Offensive and dangerous trades (firewood sales, cracker and candle manufacturing), hair salons, launderettes, computer stores, clinics and drugstores, among others.


Licenses for food establishments:

These include eateries, lodging facilities, food stands, canteens, bakeries, retail centres, and movie theatres, among others.

Why Do You Need a Trade License

Following process must be applied for obtaining FSSAI Registration:


Save your business from fines, closure, and legal repercussions caused by non-compliance

Set the stage for tax registration and ensure that you pay your taxes to stay on the right side of the law


Show your commitment to protecting consumers, upholding ethical company operations, and guaranteeing public safety

Improve your company’s credibility, reputation, and dependability with clients and partners


Get a platform to grow your company, develop business locations, and penetrate new markets

Unlock financial incentives and grants from government initiatives and financial institutions


Ensure adherence to standards as a business dealing with public health, safety, and welfare

Trade License Application Process

How to Apply Trade License Online

  • Visit the website of the respective city municipal corporation.

  • Click on ‘Citizen online services’ and select the option of ‘Trade License’.

  • Click ‘Apply for Trade License’. 

  • Fill out the registration form.

  • Upload the necessary documents and submit the form.

  • Wait for the authorities to verify the application and documents.

  • After verification, you will get a unique application number/ID.

  • Visit the municipal corporation website and pay the license fee.

  • You will get the trade license number


How to Apply Trade License Offline

  • Visit the office of the respective city municipal corporation in person.

  • Get the trade license application form.

  • Fill in all the required details in the form.

  • Submit the application and documents to the municipal corporation officials.

  • After verification, you will get a unique application number/ID.

  • Visit the municipal corporation office and pay the license fee.

  • You will get the trade license number

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Registration charges will differ state-wise

Trade License Registration

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₹ 1,000/-

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Documents Required for Trade License Registration

Like any other regulatory process, the application for a trade license also requires you to have some documents at hand. Here are the ones you should possess:

  • ID proof of the applicant

  • Aadhaar card

  • Address proof of the business

  • PAN of the individual (in case of proprietorship), partners (in case of a firm), or the company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

  • Certificate of registration for a partnership firm or LLP

  • Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association (MOA), and Articles of Association (AOA) for companies

  • A latest municipal property tax receipt if the business owns its premises or lease document/ consent letter of the property owner (NOC) where the business is registered

  • NOC of the neighbours 

  • NOC from the fire department and pollution control board, if applicable

  • Certified layout plan of the office

  • Katha certificate

Want to know more? Ask an expert!

Looking for a Trade License Renewal?

Did you know that the Municipal Corporation issues trade licenses with a one-year expiration date?  The procedure for renewing it online is as follows:

  • Visit the website of the city municipal corporation.

  • Click the ‘Citizen Services’ button.

  • Click on ‘Trade License’ and choose ‘Renewal of Trade License’.

  • Enter the details of your license number. They will appear on the screen. 

  • Check the details and click ‘Confirm’.

  • Upload the necessary documents and click ‘Continue’.

  • Pay the fees and click ‘Apply’.


Hear from our clients


Nisha Deshmukh

2 months ago

Tax Buddy helped me secure the trade license for my new food business. Being a beginner, I was overwhelmed with the process and documentation. The experts here handheld me through the entire journey, guiding me at every step, and making the process a breeze for me!


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Shalini Naik

1 months ago

When I came across the trade licensing process before setting up my business, I was baffled by the steps it entailed. Thankfully, the TaxBuddy team came to my rescue. I will recommend them for their expertise and top-notch support.


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Varun Shrivastava

2 hours ago

I had no idea that the process of trade license renewal could be as challenging as getting it for the first time. The steps and timelines stressed me out because the expiration date was just around the corner. XXX at TaxBuddy helped me complete the formalities on time and stay compliant with the new license.


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4.7 rating star


Milind Mane

5 min ago

Having Tax Buddy as your guide and assistant can make the trade license process simple and easy for your business. I couldn’t get more reliable support for my small business, so I definitely suggest that business owners use their services.


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4.7 rating star

Frequently asked questions


Which businesses require a trade license?


A trade license is necessary for all manufacturing and trading enterprises. Generally speaking, a trade license is required for all small, medium and big manufacturing firms, including factories, stores, food businesses, health care businesses, marriage halls, retail stores, etc.


Is a trade license mandatory?


Yes, you are required to apply for a trade license if your firm is covered by the State Municipal Corporation Act of the state in which it is located.


Where can I obtain a municipal trade license?


The Municipal Corporation in the area where the business is located is the source of a trade license. It is available offline by going to the Municipal Corporation office or online at the State Municipal Corporation website.


Who can apply for a trade license?


An application for a trade license may be made by the company, LLP, or business owner.


What is the validity period of a trade license?


The trade license has a one-year expiration date.


Do businesses running from home require a trade license?


Yes, if you are operating a home-based business, you need to get a trade license.


What happens if I do not renew my trade license on time?


If you do not renew your trade license by the deadline of March 31st, you will be required to pay a penalty and submit an application for a new license. If you run your business without a current trade license, the authorities may close it down.

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