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Health department of the Corporation of Cochin issues Trade Licenses. Key processes, which are involved in the issue of trade licenses, are:

                     1. Application for issuing of New Licenses

                     2. Renewal of trade license

The applicant has to submit the application online or at the counter in Corporation, 30 days in advance. If the applicant intends to start more than one trade he has to take the license for each additional trades. Depending on the trade type ie., in case of Industry / Workshop / Machinery/ Factory, the applicant must obtain the NOC for installing the equipment before starting the trades. Depending on the type of trade the applicant wants to start, the processing of the application starts with the Health Inspector inspecting the proposed trade premises and submitting his field verification details to the Registrar. Based on the remarks received from the Health inspector, Registrar takes a decision whether license is to be granted or not. If he grants permission, license fee is collected and license is given to the applicant.

Modalities for Issuance of Trade Licenses

Type of Registration Documents Required Fees Issued Within
New Trade License

1. Building Owner's Consent Letter

2. Property Tax Receipt

3. Profession Tax Receipt

4. Consent Letter

5. MOA of the Trading Institution

6. Registration Certificate of the Trading Institution

7. Others as requested by the corporation officials on a case-to-case basis

As per the Schedule 15 Days
Renewal of Trade License

1. Building Owner's Consent Letter

2. Property Tax Receipt

3. Professional Tax Receipt

4. Previous Year License Fee Receipt

5. Consent Letter

6. MOA of the Trading Institution

7. Registration Certificate of the Trading Institution

8. Others as requested by corporation officials on a case-to- case basis

As per the Schedule 15 Days