Shop & Establishment Registration in Delhi

Shop & Establishment registration in Delhi is mandatory for all commercial businesses. The registration is provided by Labour Department of Delhi Government.

Trade License Issued by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) under the MCD Act 1957

General Trade/ Storage License Issued by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) issues general Trade/Storage License to the traders/ establishments for permitted trade activities under Section 2 (59) of the DMC Act, 1957. It is mandatory for all traders/ establishments to obtain trade/ storage license under Section 417 of the DMC Act, 1957 in the jurisdiction of MCD.

Necessity of Municipal License:
As per Section 417 of the DMC Act-1957 (amended time to time) provides that any person, who desires to establish business of a General Trade and Storage, is required to obtain license from MCD, particularly for the articles mentioned under Part-I & Part-II of the Eleventh Schedule and other articles notified by the Government Authorities by issuing Public Notices/Orders/Directions from time to time.

Following Documents/Information are required for obtaining general Trade/Storage License in Delhi:
 Proof of legal occupancy of the establishment or allotment letter of Govt. agency/tenancy proof/ Electricity/Water connection bill/Landline Telephone Bill/lease deed /sale deed/GPA.
 Photograph of the establishment with front-facia, display of goods traded from the premises or the business being carried out from the premises
 Copy of the PAN/VAT/TIN
 Unit Area of the Establishment In Square meter.
 Site Plan/Key Plan showing the area under the occupation of the applicant or earmarking salient features of the neighbourhood of the site.
 Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ PAN Card/ Valid Indian Passport/ Permanent driving license/Bank pass book with photograph and signature of Director/Partners/Proprietor
 Electric Connection No
 Phone (Mobile) no
 E – Mail id
 Classification Of Trade and Trade Description
 One Passport Size Photograph

Carrying out any of the following trades or operations connected with trades:—
1. Baking.
2. Cinematograph films, shooting of—
3. Cinematograph films by any process whatsoever. Treating of—
4. Chillies or masala or corn or seeds. Grinding of by mechanical means—
5. Cloth, yarn or leather in indigo or in other colours dyeing or printing of—
6. Cloth or yarn. Bleaching—
7. Eating house or a catering establishment. Keeping of an—
8. Grain. Parching—
9. Ground-nut-seeds, tamarind seeds or any other seeds. Parching—
10. Hair dressing saloon or a barber’s shop. Keeping of a—
11. Hides or skins, whether raw or dried. Tanning, pressing or packing—
12. Laundry shop. Keeping a—
13. Leather goods. Manufacturing of by mechanical means—
14. Litho press. Keeping a—
15. Lodging house. Keeping a—
16. Metal. Casting—
17. Precious metals. Refining of-or recovering of them from embroideries—
18. Printing press. Keeping a—
19. Sweetmeat shop except in premises already licensed as an eating house. Keeping—
20. Carrying on the trade or business of or any operation connected with the trade of—
(i) Autocar or autocycle servicing or repairing.
(ii) Blacksmithy.
(iii) Coppersmithy.
(iv) Electroplating.
(v) Glass bevelling.
(vi) Glass cutting.
(vii) Glass polishing.
(viii) Goldsmithy.
(ix) Marble cutting, grinding, dressing or polishing.
(x) Metal (ferrous or non-ferrous or antimony but excluding previous metal) cutting or treating metal by hammering, drilling, pressing, filing, polishing, heating or by any other process whatever or assembling parts of metal.
(xi) Photography-studio.
(xii) Radio (wireless receiving set) selling, repairing, servicing or manufacturing.
(xiii) Silversmithy.
(xiv) Spinning or weaving cotton, silk, art silk, or jute or wool with the aid or power.
(xv) Stone grinding, cutting dressing or polishing.
(xvi) Timber or wood sawing or cutting by mechanical or electric power.
(xvii) Tinsmithy.
(xviii) Washerman’s trade.
(xix) Welding of metal by electric, gas or any process whatsoever.
21. Manufacturing, parching, packing, pressing, cleanings, cleansing, boiling, melting, grinding or preparing by any process whatever any of the following articles.—
(i) Aerated waters.
(ii) Bakelite goods.
(iii) Bidis (indigenous cigarettes), snuff, cigars or cigarettes.
(iv) Bitumen.
(v) Blasting powder.
(vi) Bones.
(vii) Bricks or tiles by hand power.
(viii) Bricks or tiles by mechanical power.
(ix) Brushes.
(x) Candles.
(xi) Catgut.
(xii) Celluloid or celluloid goods.
(xiii) Cement concrete designs or models.
(xiv) Charcoal.
(xv) Chemicals.
(xvi) Cinematograph films stripping in connection with any trade.
(xvii) Cosmetics or toilet goods.
(xviii) Cotton, cotton refuse, cotton waste, cotton yarn, silk, silk yarn, silk inclusive of waste yarn, art silk, art silk waste, art silk yarn, wool or woollen refuse or waste.
(xix) Cotton seeds.
(xx) Dammar.
(xxi) Dynamite
(xxii) Fat.
(xxiii) Fireworks.
(xxiv) Flax.
(xxv) Ink for printing, writing, stamping, etc.
(xxvi) Gas
(xxvii) Ghee.
(xxviii) Glass or glass articles.
(xxix) Gunpowder.
(xxx) Hemp.
(xxxi) Ice (including dry ice.)
(xxxii) Insecticide or disinfectants.
(xxxiii) Leather cloth or rexine cloth or water proof cloth.
(xxxiv) Lime.
(xxxv) Linseed oil.
(xxxvi) Matches for lighting (including Bengal matches.)
(xxxvii) Mattresses and pillows.
(xxxviii) Offal.
(xxxix) Oil-cloth.
(xl) Oil other than petroleum (either by mechanical power or by hand power or ghani driven by bullock or any other animal).
(xli) Pharmaceutical or medical products.
(xlii) Rubber or rubber goods.
(xliii) Paints.
(xliv) Paper or cardboard.
(xlv) Pickers from hides.
(xlvi) Pitch.
(xlvii) Plastic goods.
(xlviii) Pottery by hand power.
(xlix) Pottery by mechanical or any power other than hand power.
(l) Sanitary-ware or china-ware.
(li) Soap.
(lii) Sugar.
(liii) Sweetmeat and confectionery goods.
(liv) Tallow.
(lv) Tar.
(lvi) Varnishes.
(lvii) Wooden furniture, boxes, barrels, khokas, or other articles of wood or of plywood or of sandalwood.

1. Asafoetida.
2. Ashes.
3. Bamboos.
4. Bidi leaves.
5. Blasting powder.
6. Blood.
7. Bones, bone meal or bone powder.
8. Camphor.
9. Carbide of calcium.
10. Cardboard.
11. Celluloid or celluloid goods.
12. Charcoal.
13. Chemicals, liquid.
14. Chemicals, non-liquid.
15. Chillies.
16. Chlorate mixture.
17. Cinematograph films-non-inflammable or a acetate or safety base.
18. Cloth in pressed bales or boras.
19. Cloth or clothes of cotton, wool, silk, art silk, etc.
20. Coal.
21. Coconut fibre.
22. Coke.
23. Compound gas, such as oxygen gas, hydrogen gas, nitrogen gas, carbon dioxide gas, sulphur dioxide gas, chlorine gas, acetylene gas, etc.
24. Copra.
25. Cotton including Kahok, surgical cotton and silky cotton.
26. Cotton refuse or waste or cotton yarn refuse or waste.
27. Cotton seed.
28. Detonators.
29. Dry leaves.
30. Dynamite.
31. Explosive paint such as nitro-cellulose paint, lacquer paint, enamel paint, etc.
32. Fat.
33. Felt.
34. Fins.
35. Firewood.
36. Fireworks.
37. Fish (dried).
38. Flax.
39. Fulminate.
40. Fulminate of mercury.
41. Fulminate of silver.
42. Gelatine.
43. Gelignite.
44. Grass.
45. Gun-cotton.
46. Gunpowder.
47. Gunny bags.
48. Hair.
49. Hay or fodder.
50. Hemp.
51. Hessian cloth (gunny-bag cloth).
52. Hides (dried).
53. Hides (raw).
54. Hoofs.
55. Horns.
56. Incense or esas.
57. Jute.
58. Khokas, boxes, barrels, furniture, or any other article of wood.
59. Lacquer.
60. Leather.
61. Matches for lighting (including Bengal matches).
62. Methylated spirit, denatured spirit or French polish.
63. Nitro-cellulose.
64. Nitro-compound.
65. Nitro-glycerine.
66. Nitro-mixture.
67. Offal.
68. Oil, other than petroleum.
69. Oilseeds including almonds, but excluding cotton seeds.
70. Old paper or waste paper including old newspapers, periodicals, magazines, etc.
71. Packing stuff (paper cuttings, husk, saw dust, etc.).
72. Paints.
73. Paper other than old paper in pressed bales or loose or in reams.
74. Petroleum, other than dangerous petroleum, as defined in the Petroleum Act, 1934.
75. Phosphorus.
76. Plastic or plastic goods.
77. Plywood.
78. Rags, including small pieces or cuttings of cloth, hessian cloth, gunny-bag cloth, silk, art silk or woollen cloth.

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