GHMC Trade License

All businesses operating within the jurisdiction of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) must obtain a trade license. A Trade License is a certificate/document that permits an applicant to initiate a particular business or trade in a specific location/area. The applicant must have attained 18 years of age and his/her venture must be legally permissible.

What is a Trade License?

A trade license is a document/certificate that gives permission to the applicant (person seeking to open a business) to commence a particular trade or business in a particular area/location.

It ensured that the business or trade is carried by adhering to all the standards of safety as issued by State Municipal Corporation . It protects the residents from being affected by any health hazards.

However, the license does not allow the holder to carry out any other trade or business than for it is issued. Furthermore, this license does not pass on any kind of property ownership to the holder of the license.

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 , laundry (dhobi) shop etc.

  • Food establishment license: Restaurants, hotels, food stall, canteen, the sale of meat & vegetables, bakeries etc

Documents required for applying for Trade license

Documentation required for application of the trade license are as follows:

  • Address proof of the business

  • ID proof of the applicant

  • Aadhaar card

  • PAN of the individual in case of proprietorship, else PAN of the firm of company

  • Memorandum of Association (MOA) in case of Companies

  • Certification of incorporating in case of Companies

  • A latest municipal property tax receipt in case the premises are owned, else lease document or consent letter of the owner of the property where the business is registered.

  • NOC of the neighbours (nearby property owners)

  • Certified layout plan of the office