Permission required for commencement of business – Punjab

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Initial Setup only

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    No person shall, without the previous permission in writing of the Commissioner, establish in any premises, or materially alter, enlarge or extend, any factory, workshop or trade premises in which it is intended to employ steam,electricity, water or other mechanical power.

    No person shall use or permit to be used any premises for any of the following purposes without or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of a licence granted
    by the Commissioner in this behalf, namely-
    (a) any of the purposes specified in Part I of the second Schedule ;
    (b) any purpose which is, in the opinion of the Commissioner dangerous to life, health or property or likely to create a nuisance ;
    (c) keeping horses, cattle or other quadruped animals or birds for transportation, sale or hire or for sale of the produce thereof ; or
    (d) storing any of the articles specified in Part II of the second Schedule except for domestic use of any of those articles

    No person shall, without or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of a licence granted by the Commissioner in this behalf, keep any eating house, lodging house, hotel, boarding house, tea shop, coffee house, cafe, restaurant, refreshment room or any place where the public are admitted for repose or for the consumption of any food or drink or any place where food is sold or prepared for sale.

  • Penalty

    Payment of fine.

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    If the Commissioner is of opinion that any eating house, lodging
    house, hotel, boarding house tea shop, coffee house, cafe, restaurant, refreshment
    room or other place where the public are admitted for repose or for consumption
    of any food or drink or where food is sold or prepared for sale or any theatre, circus,
    cinema, house, dancing hall or similar other place of public resort, recreation
    or amusement is kept open without a licence or otherwise, than in conformity with
    the terms of a licence granted in respect thereof, he may stop the use of any such
    premises for any such purpose for a specified period by such means as he may
    consider necessary.