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Sumit Raj   08 March 2021

License required for a trade.

I want to start a small hostel in Patna for students. what all license do I need prior to start the business?

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Mansi Aggarwal   08 March 2021


Hostels require various types of permits as may be prescribed by the local law, and require registration. These include a number of permits, including:

1. a trade license for carrying on the business of the hostel

2. a no-objection certificate from the local municipal corporation, the municipality, or the local panchayat, as the appropriate body, may be

3. the local police station must also be informed of the hotel being brought up, and its location as well.

Another requirement is that hostels be registered under the Sarai Act, 1867. Any hostel not registered under the Act is liable to be closed don upon opening for business. All hostel owners must file the trade licenses that they have received from the concerned public body as proof of their work.

A number of miscellaneous permits also have to be obtained. All hostels must have obtained a fire safety clearance, that may be obtained from the local fire department, clearance for the emergency services department, and a no-objection from the pollution control board. 

Hope this helps you.



avadhesh Paliwal   08 March 2021


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