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Registration is mandatory for all businesses under Shop and Establishment Act (“Act”). This is governed by state legislature and every state government has laid down their own set of rules and regulations for the same. Generally, all shops, hotels, restaurants, place of public amusement, theatres and other commercial establishments require registration under this Act. Shops and establishments coming under the purview of this Act are required to get registered within 30 days from the commencement of such shop or establishment, in form prescribed as per the Act along with applicable fees.

Our team of professionals is fully equipped to guide you through the entire registration procedure, regulatory compliances and after registration services.

List of documents / registrations required for registration
Following details are necessary to be intimated at the time of applying for registration:

  • Name of the shop or establishment
  • Business address proof / rent agreement / any document in support of ownership of the owned premises, electricity bill and non-objection certificate (NOC) from the owner
  • Particulars of the employer
  • Permanent Account Number (PAN) of establishment
  • Sale deed or rent agreement
  • Category of establishment
  • Number, name and particulars of employees
  • Mobile number and landline number
  • Other relevant details as and when called for


When are shops & establishment registration required?

Shop and Commercial Establishment Act applies to all shops, restaurants, eating houses, hotels, theatres, places of public entertainment and amusement and other commercial establishments. All the establishments mentioned above need to register under the Act within 30 days of work commencement.

What are the benefits of the shop act?

  • Every business requires a current account for transactions. With shop act, you can open a business current account.
  • Your business is registered under the state government of Delhi.
  • Your business gets legal recognition.
  • Gets certificate in just 1 day process.

To which businesses the shop & establishment act is applicable?

Shops are basic premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered.

  • It must be “premises” and
  • It must have some trade, business, or profession being carried on or
  • Any work in connection with or incidental or ancillary to that is carried on

What is the time period to get a Shop Act certificate once applied?

Once all the details are received for registration, the certificate will get 24 hours.

What are the documents required for Shop & establishment registration?

  • The name of the Employer or the manager, if any.
  • The postal address of the establishment
  • The name, if any, of the establishment.
  • Particulars of the employer
  • Permanent account number for establishment
  • Sale deed or rent agreement
  • The establishment category, i.e. whether it is a shop, commercial establishment, residential hotels, restaurants, eating houses, theatres or other places of amusement or entertainment.

What services we offer under Shops & establishment registration?

At MAS, we guide you through the entire registration procedure, regulatory compliances and after registration services.

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