LICENCE FOR D & O TRADES AND LICENCE UNDER PREVENTION OF FOOD ADULTERATION ACT.
Every person who wants to run anyone of the trades listed out in the schedule V of section 249 of Tamilnadu District Municipalities Act, shall apply for licence for the same in the form prescribed in Annexure-V. A copy of the format is appended. Any person who runs the trade wityhout a valid licence from the Town Panchayat is liable to be prosecuted in a Court of Law.
An application for licence shall be sent to the Town Panchayat Office so as to reach 30 days before the commencement of the trade. Wherever installation of machineries are involved, the permission obtained from the Town Panchayat for installing the machineries shall also be enclosed with the application for licence. The consent of the owner of the premises in which the trade is proposed to be run shall be obtained . In case of combustible and inflammable materials like, timber/firewood Depots, crackers, etc., N.O.C. from Fire Service Department shall be obtained. The required fee, which is notified by each Town Panchayat shall also be paid along with the application.
Application shall be presented in the Town Panchayat Office with the following documents:-
I) Application in the prescribed form duly filled in.
ii) Consent of the owner of the premises for running the trade.
iii) Permission obtained from the Town Panchayat for installation of machineries, if any, involved.
iv) Receipt for remitting the prescribed fee in Town Panchayat Office
The application shall be presented before 30 days of the intended date of commencing the trade to the Town Panchayat office and acknowledgement obtained.
Each Town Panchayat Council approves the rates of licence fees for different trades. Separate fee structure is prescribed for each trade. The notification prescribing the rates is available in the Town Panchayat Office and this can be checked while getting the printed application form.