How to get a trade license in Kolkata: Steps to obtain trade license from KMC


Want to start a new business in Kolkata? Learn more about the steps to get a trade license from Kolkata Municipal Corporation, required documents, how to apply, KMC trade license application form and more. Keep reading!

Are you going to start a new business in Kolkata? If you want to start a new shop or any commercial business, you will need a trade license. In this article we will explain how to apply for trade licence in Kolkata, documents required to get trade license from KMC, application format and other details. Keep reading!



Process of getting trade license from Kolkata Municipal Corporation


In order to get a trade license from KMC, an application is to be submitted in the prescribed form under section 199 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act. Alongside your trade license application form, KMC will also ask for some other documents like tax bill and so on. Now we will see in details what are the documents needed to get trade license from Kolkata Municipality.

Documents to get Trade License in Kolkata


Along side your application form to be submitted u/s 199, some other documents are to be furnished regarding your place and nature of business. If you own the premise of the proposed business, you need to produce the tax bill. If the place is rented, the rent bill is to furnished. In case of the business place being taken on a lease, the deed of lease is to be furnished.


If someone gives the proposed businessperson the place without rent, the proposer should produce a consent letter from the actual owner of the premises. In case the person is granted rent free accommodation by any bona fide tenant, the proposer should produce a consent letter along with the current CE of the tenant. In case of a sub tenant, the consent of the premise owner is also to be produced alongside rent bill and current CE of the original tenant.

Companies including Private Limited Companies need to produce few more documents along with their application for trade license under Kolkata Municipality. These include:
  1. Memorandum / Articles of Association
  2. Declaration in Form No. 32
  3. Form No. 18
  4. Proof of occupancy

Partnership firms need to produce the partnership deed.

Proforma of Declaration in Stamp Paper / Affidavit


The prescribed format of declaration for trade license application under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in stamp paper or affidavit is given below.

Kolkata Municipality Trade License Application Form


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