Uttar Pradesh Trade License
Uttar Pradesh Trade License
Trade license is a certificate/ document that permits an entity to carry on the business or trade activities in a particular municipal limit for which it is issued. The provision of a trade license is laid down by the State government to monitor and regulate various trade activities within a city. In Uttar Pradesh, trade license is issued by the respective Municipal Corporations of Uttar Pradesh to traders and establishments, to monitor and regulate various trade activities at the city level. In this article, we look at the purpose, procedure, and the documents required for obtaining Uttar Pradesh trade license.
Uttar Pradesh Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1962
The regulations under this act apply to a shop or a commercial establishment located within the limits of municipal areas in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This Act has been enacted to consolidate and amend the law regulating the conditions of service of employees working in shops and in commercial establishments. 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 require a Trade License
This Act is applicable to all shops, and commercial establishments located in the state of Uttar Pradesh except those exempted by the state government. 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.
- DOT License: Offensive and dangerous trades such as candle manufacturer, cracker manufacturer, barber shop, etc.
- Shop license: Manufacturing, exchange or storage of any activity/commodity.
Requirement to Obtain Trade License
The government has made it mandatory for one to obtain trade license to ensure that the person is not 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 injury occurs, personal finances would not be at stake in any settlement. The various types of trade licenses offer different levels of protection. In case if a person operates or runs a business without a trade license, then the government can impose fine and penalty for such companies that may also lead in the closure of the business.
List of Required Documents
The following information or documents/records are to be furnished at the time of submitting the application form for obtaining Uttar Pradesh 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 Uttar Pradesh, 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 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.
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 Uttar Pradesh, the applicants must follow the following steps to apply for the trade license by submitting the application form online.
Visit the e-NagarSewa Portal
Step 1: The applicants have to go to the official e-NagarSewa Portal of Uttar Pradesh to apply for the Trade License online.
Step 2: You have to click on the “Online Licenses” tab that is visible on the home page.
Step 3: Then you will be taken to the Online Facility page where you have to click on the Apply button.
New User Registration page
Step 4: After that, the citizen log in page will be displayed. In case if you’re a new user, then you will have to register yourself with the portal by clicking on the ‘Register’ option to avail the services.
Step 5: Upon clicking on the register button, the citizen’s registration page will be displayed as shown below:
Step 6: Then you have to fill out all the mandatory details such as the applicant’s name, applicant’s address, mobile number and e-mail address. Then you must create a password and enter the captcha text image. After that, click on the “Submit” button.
Login to Portal
Step 7: Once you got registered with the portal, log in to the portal using your user id and user password.
Apply for New License
Step 8: You have to make a request with the ULB (Urban Local Body) for a New License.
Fill in the right credentials
Step 9: Then, the applicant has 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 6: Fill in the details further in the application form and upload the requisite/mandatory documents and submit the application.
Step 7: After uploading all the requested documents (scanned documents), click on the Submit icon.
Verification of Documents
Step 8: 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 9: After submitting the application form successfully, an automatic unique application number will be generated.
Step 10: Once the application is scrutinised, the fee for the license will automatically be calculated and displayed on the screen.
Step 11: Then you have to click on the “Do Payment” button and have to click on the “Proceed” on accepting the terms and conditions.
Step 12: Now you will be redirected to the external payment gateway where you have to fill all the following details to make the payment.
- UBL name
- Collection date
- Collection centre
- Payment mode
- Bank details
Step 13: Then, click on the “Make Payment” icon to make the payment online. A receipt will be generated as an acknowledgement slip for the amount made.
Once the payment is received, the competent authority shall verify the application. After the verification by the verifier, the applicant will be notified via registered mobile number.
Renewal of Trade License
Applicants can select the Renew License link from the official portal by clicking on its ‘Renewal’ link and can apply for the Renewal of trade license. Once the payment for the renewal is made, your application process for trade license will be completed.
Validity Period of Trade License
Trade License Certificate would be valid for three years from the date of issue. Hence, it has to be renewed after three years by payment of license fee for such period.
Check/ Track Status of Application
To know the status of your application, go to the official e-NagarSewa portal. You have to select the Application Status tab available on the site. Enter your application number and have to enter the Image text. Click on the Submit button to view the current status of your application.
Download Trade License
If the concerned authority has approved the verified application form, you will receive a notification on your registered mobile number. The trade license details will be updated in the portal of the concerned state’s records. 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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