Trade Licence


Trade License is a license issued by the municipal corporation which gives you permission to carry on the particular trade or business for which it is issued. It does not grant ownership of property or permission for any other activity than for which it is issued.

As per the Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919, no place within the limits of Corporation shall be used for running trades and installation of machineries or electric motors or other power equipments without a licence obtained from the Corporation and renew it every financial year on paying prescribed license fee.

The applicants who are willing to start a new trade have to apply for the new licenses/renewal to the respective Zonal Offices. Any person who runs the trade without a valid licence from the Corporation is liable to be prosecuted in a Court of law.Hence, the traders are requested to apply for the new/renewal trade licence at the respective Zonal Offices without any further delay in order to avoid penal action.