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Tamil Nadu Town Panchayats Trade License :

Organisation : Directorate of Town Panchayats, Tamil Nadu
Facility Name : Apply For Trade License
Applicable State/UT : Tamil Nadu
Website :

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How To Apply For Trade License Online in Tamil Nadu?

The applicant must fill the application in Form-I along with proof of address, documents connected with the building, which could be a property tax receipt (for an own building) or rental agreement (for a rented building), affidavit declaring the nature and location of trade in a non-judicial paper attested by a Notary Public submit to executive authority of ULB’s.

Related / Similar Facility : Pay Town Panchayat Property Tax Online Tamil Nadu

Step-1 : Go to the link
Step-2 : Enter the Mobile Number
Step-3 : Enter the Captcha
Step-4 : Click On “Save and Next” Button
Step-5 : Verify Mobile OTP
Step-6: Apply For Trade License Online

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Documents Required:
i) Identity Proof.
ii) Lease Deed/Legal occupancy certificate
iii) PAN/TIN.
iv) Copy of the property tax receipt for the previous half year.
v) In respect of factories/premises/work places in which steam or other is to be employed. (More than 5 HP) Copy of the permission given for the construction and installation of machineries by the council/standing committee as the case may be.

FAQ On Trade License

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ On Trade License

When to apply for Trade license?
Applications are to be made to the Executive Officer not more than 90 days in case of before the place is used for such purpose, not less than 30 days in case of Town Panchayats.

How trade license is issued?
On receipt of application the Executive Officer shall scrutiny with reference to the suitability of the place,Possibility any danger in life or health or property are the livelihood of any nuisance being created etc., applicability of provisions of other Acts and after satisfaction shall issue demand for payment of license fee within 7 days.

How much the trade license fees?
Trade License fees are fixed by the council of concerned Local Bodies based on their local conditions.

How to remit the license fees?
License fee can be remitted offline/online in the concerned Local Body/Town Panchayats.

What are the procedures for the permission for establishing or installation of factory or workshop or workplace?
Grant of permission for the construction, establishment or installation of factory, workshop or workplace in which steam or other power is to be employed.
i) Planning Approval and Building permission from the competent authority.
ii) Such particulars as to be the power, machinery plant or premises as the municipal council may require by by-laws made in this behalf.
iii) Approval of the Inspector of Factories (Wherever applicable) appointed under the India Factories Act 1911.
iv) Opinion of the Deputy Director of Public Health in ULBS where Municipal Health Officer post is not in existence.
v) NOC from Fire and Rescue Services Department
vi) TNPCB consent to establish the industry/workplace/workshop.

How and When to renew the Trade License?
Renewal application shall be made before 1st March of every year in Town Panchayats. Renewal applications made after February shall be liable for penalty as fixed by the respective council.

Additional Simplified Procedure

The process for applying for a DTP Trade License online in Tamil Nadu is as follows:
1. Visit the official website of the Directorate of Town Panchayats (DTP)
2. Click on the “Online Services” tab.
3. Select “Trade License” from the list of services.
4. Click on the “New Application” button.
5. Enter your personal details, such as your name, address, and contact information.
6. Select the type of trade license you are applying for.
7. Upload the required documents, such as your PAN card, Aadhaar card, rental agreement, and electricity bill.
8. Pay the application fee.
9. Submit your application.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email. You will need to check this email for updates on the status of your application. Once your application has been approved, you will be able to download your trade license from the website.

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