Tripura Trade License
Tripura Trade License
Trade license is a certificate/ document that allows a company to carry on the business or trade activities in a particular municipal limit for which it is issued. In Tripura, trade license is issued by the Municipal Corporation of Agartala (AMC) to traders and establishments to regulate and monitor trade activities at the city level. In this article, we look at the procedure and documents required for obtaining Tripura trade license.
Shops & Commercial Establishment Act, 1969
The provisions under this act apply to a shop or commercial establishments located within the limits of municipal areas in the Tripura state. Every employer is required to make application for Registration or Renewal of his Shop or Commercial Establishment within 30 days of commencement of business. This Act is one of the mandatory requirements of all businesses which operate from an establishment or shop. If any changes made in the closure of establishment, then it needs to be initiated to the concerned authority within 15 days.
Business Types that requires a Trade License
All commercial establishments that fall under the following categories must obtain trade license:
- Food establishment license: Hotels, restaurants, canteen, food stall, bakeries, the sale of vegetables and meat etc.
- Industries license: An establishment or administrative service in which persons employed or mainly engaged in factories, power looms, flour mills, cyber cafe, etc.
- Shop license: Manufacturing, exchange or storage of any activity/commodity.
Purpose of Obtaining a Trade License
The government has made it necessary to obtain a trade license to ensure that no individual is carrying out unethical business practices and is following relevant rules, safety measures and guidelines. A licensed business protects its owners against certain types of liability. If damage or an injury occurs due to the business actions or doings, personal finances of the individual would not be at stake in any settlement. The various types of trade licenses offer different levels of protection.
List of Required Documents
The following information or documents/records are to be furnished at the time of submitting the application form for obtaining Tripura trade license.
- Address Proof and Identity Proof – Individual.
- Certificate of Incorporation, MOA and AOA of the company.
- Cancelled Cheque and Bank Statement.
- Certificate of Incorporation, MOA and AOA of the company.
- IT return and Property Tax Receipt
- Legal Occupancy document proof of the establishment/unit or allotment letter of the government agency.
- Documentary proof of establishment of trade.
- Lease Deed of the constitution.
- Documentary proof regarding the non-existence of unauthorised construction.
- NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the land-owning agency.
Documents required for the renewal of a trade license:
- Address Proof and Identity Proof
- Original License copy
- Old G-8 receipt
- Application for renewal of a license
Documents required for the issue of a duplicate trade license:
- First Information Report (FIR)
- Indemnity Bond in the prescribed format.
Note: The above-specified documents to be uploaded online as scanned copies of PDF less than 200 kb.
Application Procedure for Trade License – Offline Procedure
In Tripura, the applicants must follow the following steps to apply for trade license by submitting the application form online.
Approach the Municipal Cooperation
Step 1: Firstly, the applicant has to visit the AMC or licensing department ranging from a particular municipal limit.
Step 2: The applicant has to make a request with the executive for applying for a trade license.
You can also download the Trade application form of trade license from the official web portal of AMC (Municipal Cooperation of Agartala)
Fill out the right credentials
Step 3: You have to fill the application form with appropriate details without any errors. Provide the given information in the application form.
- New trade license details
- Applicant’s address details
- Alternate owner details
- Type of license
Step 4: You have to submit an application form in the prescribed format to the concerned operator along with all the supporting documents.
Attach Required Documents
Step 5: After applying, the applicant has to attach the specified documents along with the application form. Then make the prescribed fees for the registration.
Step 6: Upon submission, the user will receive a transaction number to the registered mobile number informing the details about successful registration. The application has to make a note on transaction ID to check the status of the application online.
Application Procedure for Trade License – Online Method
In Tripura, the applicants must follow the following steps to apply for the trade license by submitting the application form online.
Visit the AMC Portal
Step 1: The applicants have to go to the official AMC Portal of Tripura to apply for the Trade License online.
Step 2: You have to select the “New Trade License” link that is visible on the home page.
Step 3: Upon clicking on the link, the Trade License New Application Form will be displayed as shown below:
Fill in the right credentials
Step 4: Then, you have to complete all the requested details such as new trade license details, Applicant’s address details, other owner details, Type of license, Business details, NOC from a fire department, Fee details, Property Tax details etc. and click on the ‘Submit’ icon.
Upload Requested Documents
Step 5: Fill in the details further in the application form and upload the requisite/mandatory documents and submit the application.
Step 6: After uploading all the requested documents (scanned documents), click on the Submit icon.
Verification of Documents
Step 7: Once the application is submitted, verification of the documents will be done by the ULB officials. The verified application is forwarded for the approval to the concerned department.
Generate Application Number
Step 8: After submitting the application of trade license successfully, an automatic unique application number will be generated.
Step 9: Once the application is scrutinised, the fee for the license will automatically be calculated and displayed on the screen.
Step 10: Then, click on the “Make Payment” button to make the payment for the license. A receipt will be generated as an acknowledgement slip for the payment made.
Once the amount is received, the competent authority shall verify and issue the Trade license.
Renewal of Trade License
Applicants can select the Renew Trade License tab from the official portal and can apply for the Renewal of trade license. Once the renewal payment is made, the application process for trade license will be completed.
Validity Period of Trade License
Trade License Certificate would be valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. Hence, it has to be renewed after 3 years by payment of license fee for such period.
Check/ Track Status of Application
To know/verify the status of your application, go to the official Tripura portal. You have to select the Application Status tab available on the site. Enter your License number. Click on the OK button to verify the status of your Trade license application.
Download Trade License
If the concerned authority has approved the verified application form, you will be notified via mobile. The trade license information will be updated in the portal of the concerned state’s records. Now, log into the official portal and enter the Certificate number along with the image text shown. Then, click on the “Submit” icon. Finally, the trade license certificate is generated, and it can be downloaded.
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