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The process flow mentioned below will help you to apply for the license without the need of you to approach a license facilitating 'agent':

  • Visit the any of the nearest Citizen Facilitation Center (CFC) established by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Shortly the Shop and Establishment Registration – Form A, can also be filled online by visiting Citizen portal on
  • Applicant needs to submit the duly completed and signed application form, along with required documents and fees at the CFC.
  • As a further process the application is assigned to and processed by Department Head (Sr. Inspector) of SNE at the concerned Ward. After site inspection and approval of the application the Registration Certificate is issued to the applicant.
  • Visit the nearest CFC or use the online facility "Check Status" provided on Citizen Portal in order to keep track of your application. Unique Application No. (also called as Transaction ID) is essential in order to use this facility
  • Approving Authority

Sr. Inspector (License Department)

Processing Duration

Nil for Renewal and Duplicate certificate application as the certificate will be delivered at the time of submission of

valid application along with applicable fees.

Seven days (per scrutiny level) for all other applications from the date of submission of valid application along with

required documents.

Appliation Scrutiny Levels

Single level for Renewal and Duplicate certificate application
Two levels scrutiny for all other applications


Fees Applicable:

Scrutiny Fee payable at the time of submission of New Trade Licence Application

Schedule Fee payable after approval of application by the competent authority for all application

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