• A business premise is required to obtain trade license from that concern state government authorities or Municipal Corporation where they are going to undertake the operation.
  • In Trade license it gives an authority to carry out a certain business or trade.
  • The main purpose is to ensure that a person is not engaged in unethical business operation and also to adhere to the laws and safety recommendations given by the government.        
  • One should obtain Trade license within 30 days of incorporation of business. This trade license could be obtained within 7 to 15 working days.   
Who can apply:
  • This Trade license is necessary for all traders that are involved in general trading activity.  
  • Online: in case of Chennai visit – chennaicorporation.gov.in
  • Create log in and click create service request
  • Select trade license and new register. 
  • An application form will display, fill the form and submit all the necessary documents
  • An acknowledgment slip will be generated with register number. 
  • Once the register number is generated the details of the applicant shall be moved to the inbox of ARO of the field for site verification. 
  • After verification, ARO will submit the application before the Trade license committee headed by zonal officer. 
  • If the Trade license committee is satisfied that all norms are complied then payment order will be issued to the applicant and could make online payment through payment. 
  • Trade license will be issued through mail to the applicant. If the committee thinks the norms are not complied then the application will be rejected.           
Documents required:
  • PAN Number
  • Aadhar card
  • Identity proof and address proof
  • Documents related to the building
  • NOC from District fire officer, Pollution Control Board
  • Certificate granted by inspector of factories
  • Installation license – if the trade involves machinery then installation license should be obtained
  • Passport size photo
  • Affidavit declaring the location of trade in non judicial stamp of Rs. 20 also that they will adhere to the rules  

8 to 10 days, depends on the document which is submitted. 

  • Increases credibility
  • Better exposure to financial aid
  • Increases good will in the market
  • Ensure better sanitation with the organization 
  • Discourages unethical practice.