Updated: Sep 19
An Introduction - Trade License in Cochin Corporation
D & O Trade License is a permission or license issued by the local government like Panchayat, Municipality or Municipal Corporation to the business establishments for carry out commercial activities in its local limits. If any one required to set up a business place or office at any where in India, they must register their business name in the local government and must obtain a trade license certificate. This certificate Commonly known as D & O License. In most cases the Health Department of the Concerned authority issued the Trade License. Trade License is a promise by the business establishment to the concerned government against the sale of prohibited goods, drugs, offensive goods and pollution.
Every business establishments who have physical presence in India, even if an Office must obtain two registrations mandatory before starting commercial activities or appointing an employee a) Trade License, b) Shop and Establishment License or Gumasta License issued by the Labour Commissionerate. These two registrations are applicable to all forms of business like sole proprietorship, partnership firms, private companies, llp and other non profit organizations. Every business enterprises in the limits of Cochin Municipal Corporation (also known as GCDA, Greater Cochin Development Authority) must register for D & O Trade License issued by the GCDA.
Presently Cochin Municipal Corporation have only Offline Application and Online model not in use. (Below link temporary unavailable)
Step 1 : Log on to https://cochinmunicipalcorporation.kerala.gov.in/web/guest/coconline
Fill the Application for Kochi D&O Trade License
Step 2: License Details
Purpose of Application
Date of Commence of Business
Period From and Period To
PFA License Required ( Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Now it Known as FSSAI ( Food Safety and Standards Authority of India )
Is License Involve Machinery Installation
Step 3 : Then Select the Category / Nature of Business
List of Product / Services your are Dealing
Projected Quantity of Product / Services
Projected Amount of Product / Services
Step 4 : Application Details
Type of Applicant
Name of Applicant
Designation of Applicant
Photo of Applicant
Step 5 : Residential Address - Details of Applicant
Flat Name/Residence Association
Preferred Mode of Communication
* Either House Name, Flat Name/Residence Association or Flat Number/Residence Association is mandatory.
Step 6 : Details of Place of Business
Trading Institution Name
Revenue Ward Number
Is the Place of trade in an open space
Step 7 : Ownership Details
Type of Building
Rent per Month
Received Consent of the Owner?
Consent valid till
Step 8: Fetch Tax Details
Step 9 : Building Address Details
Area of the building in square feet
Step 9 : Documents Details - Documents Required to Attach
Affidavit regarding plastic and place name on Rs. 200/- stamp paper
Agreement if Building is rental
Applicant's ID proof
Applicant's Address proof
Building Owner consent on Rs. 200/- stamp paper
Copy of building tax receipt for the current year
Filed Application form with phone number pasted with Rs. 5/- court fee stamp ( from NagraSabha)
Board Resolution / AOA/ MOA (In case of Private / Public Company)
Authorization Letter - Company Letterhead (In case of Partnership / LLP)
Step 10 : Submit the Application
After Submission of Application you will get a Acknowledgement - Take a printout and submit it on the concerned circle office Health Inspector within two days.
Step 11: Physical Verification of building by Health Inspector
Step 12: Submission of Field Verification Report by Health Inspector
After physical verification, Health Inspector submit the report to the Kochi Corporation Secretary. Based on the remarks received from the Health inspector, Secretary takes a decision whether license is to be granted or not.
You can also check the status of License Application Online by entering Application Number in the Acknowledgement. If license is granted you can pay the Corporation Tax.
Step 13 : Payment of Tax
If License is granted, the Applicant can pay the Corporation Tax online by the Option " Make Payment"
Step 14 : Issue of License
After Payment you can get the License Number - You can take the soft copy of license with Option " Search License " or otherwise can get the Physical Print of the License from the Concerned Circle office with 15 Working Days.
Trade License / D & O License Fees as per Notification Vol VI No 2326 Dated 31/10/2017
(SRO 674/2017)-Kerala Panchayat Raj (Issue of Licence to Dangerous and Offensive Trades and Factories ) Amendment Rules 2017
Note : Application for D & O License have both Online and Offline platforms. Presently, We recommend only Offline / Physical application for D & O License in Kochi Municipal Corporation
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