Trade License – Chennai

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Initial Setup only

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    Trade license to be obtained from the Municipal authorities.

    No place within the limits of the city shall be used for any of the purposes mentioned in Schedule VI of the Act without a licence obtained from the commissioner and except in accordance with the conditions specified therein.

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

  • Penalty

    Two hundred rupees.

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    The annual renewal of the license must be not less than 45 and not more than 90 days before the commencement of the new year which the renewal is sought.

    The Act is applicable to the city of Chennai.