Shops & Establishment Registration

Karnataka Shops and Establishment Registration

Shops & Establishment Registration

The Shop & Establishment Certificate is a state based license which is required during the establishment of any commercial place like a hotel or a shop.

Every new establishment must be registered under the Shop & Establishment Act and get the license within 30 days from the commencement of the work whether or not it has emploEyees. The validity of the certificate is for one year and can be renewed every year.

The Act regulates work conditions, rights of employees in the unorganized sector and a list of obligations are provided for every employer. It applies to all the commercial establishments, shops, restaurants, theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainments.

Registration is required even by sole proprietors working out of their homes. If one is trying to raise investment or trying to get a loan for the business the establishments needs to be registered. Even if one is managing and operating an office from home, the concerned person can apply for this registration.

Benefits of Shops & Establishment Certificate

  • Easy to obtain the certificate
  • Less Compliance
  • Audit is not mandatory

Documents required for Shops & Establishment Registration

  • Address Proof
  • Passport Sized Photographs
  • Copy of PAN Card
  • The Partnership Deed or COI
  • Authorization Letter / The self-attested letter
  • Challan / Payment Receipt / Transaction Receipt

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has to register?

Every Shop or Establishment carrying trade, business or services within the notified areas of State of Karnataka, compulsorily, within 30 days from starting the business shall register his establishment under this Act.

How much time does it take to obtain the registration?

The entity can be registered under Shops Act within 15 days from the date of filing the application.

Can Shop Act License Registration be taken on residential premises?

Yes. Business owners can take Shop Act registration at residential premises. Owner need to submit proof of ownership or rent agreement.

What is Procedure to apply for Shop Act License Registration ?

We professional team helps in applying your registration. Procedure to apply Shop Act license is online.

  • Fill the simple form shared by us, share documents
  • Make secured payment
  • Get your registration certificate in next 2 days on email

Do I need to Visit any Government office for Shop Registration License?

No. Our process for Shop Registration is 100% online. You simply send us documents over mail. Our export will make application and get it approved on your behalf.

What is the validity of the registration?

Registration certificate is valid for 5 year period and it has to be renewed thereafter. However, changes such as address, number of employees, etc., to be notified to the registration authority, in the prescribed form, within 15 days after the change.

What the major regulations covered under this Act?

This Act deals with Weekly Holidays, Working hours, Issue of Appointment Letters, Attendance of Employees, etc.