Step 1: Procure the proper form from the proper office.
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has two forms for a trade license depending on the type of business. A commercial firm must use the “K” Form. Even though the ten zonal offices use the same K Form, a business must buy the form from its respective zonal office. A seal and the initials of the officer selling the form is what distinguish it from that of other zones. The form costs Tk. 10.
Step 2: Get certification from the local ward commissioner. After the form is completed it has to be submitted to the local ward commissioner for validation.
Step 3: Collect License Book by Tk. 50 and submit application with supporting documentation to DCCs zonal office. For the K Form, a rent receipt for the premises where the business is operating from or, if owned, the municipal tax payment receipt has to be provided. Supporting documents include:
· 3 copies of PP size photo of owner
· Rent receipt or premises ownership proof
Step 4: Await enquiry by the Licensing Supervisor (LS).
Upon submission of the form, the LS usually goes to the business entity for a visit to verify the information provided.
Step 5: Pay predetermined fee and collect trade license.
After inspection by the LS is concluded, the business is asked to go to the DCC office to pay the predetermined fee and collect their trade license. The fee schedule depends on the business category under which the application was filed.
Step 6: Signboard fee
When collecting the trade license, a signboard fee has to be paid as well. For all types of business the signboard fees will payable 30% of the License fee.