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Shop and Establishment

What is Shops and Establishment? who does it required?

As per the Shops and Establishment act, all shops and commercial establishments needs to get the shops and establishment registration. In this act, shops are defined as premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or services are provided to the customers, includes an office, a store-room, godown, warehouse or workhouse or workplace. Establishments are defined as shop, a commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating-house, theatre or other places of public amusement or entertainment.

Process Flow

Step 1

Share requirements + documents

Share your requirements and the list of documents mentioned below
Step 2

Filing Application with Municipal House

Application containing Shop or Establishment name, address etc will be filed to Municipal House by us
Step 3

Approval from Department

Application filed would be approved from Department only if it meet their standards
Step 4

Physical Verification from the Department

Physical Verification of shop or establishment will be carried out by the government officials to make sure it meets the requirements
Step 5

Sharing Deliverables

We will share Shops and establishment license as deliverables


Documents required

  • Photos of authorized signatory
  • Identity proof of authorized signatory
  1. PAN card 
  2. Driving Licence 
  3. Voter ID
  4. Passport
  1. Address proof of the entity
  2. Statutory Document
  1. Partnership deed/ Incorporation Certificate
  • Authorization Letter



  • Shops and establishment license

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Frequently Asked Questions

Following entities are required to obtain a this  certificate under this act. These are –

  • Retail and wholesale shops;
  • Premises where services are rendered to customers including office;
  • Workhouse or workplace, used for trade or business
  • Theatre or place of public entertainment or amusement
  • Commercial establishment
  • Storeroom, godown or warehouse;
  • Restaurant or eating house
  • Residential hotel

Establishment could be anything from Shop, commercial establishment, Residential hotel, Restaurant, Theatre, public amusement, Retail trade or business.

“Shop” under this act is defined as any premise where goods are sold in wholesale or retail. It also includes place where services are rendered, warehouse, Godown, workhouse etc. It excludes factory as same is covered under Factories act 1948.

 Following record should be maintained –

  • Working hours.
  • Rest period
  • Leave taken
  • Leave with wages
  • Fines
  • Salary

You need to keep following points in mind –

  • The certificate should be displayed at a prominent place within shop.
  • It should be renewed well before expiration date.
  • Any change or updating should be notified to chief labor inspector
  • Any person who indulges in behavior prohibited by this act would be liable to punishment under law.