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    The Shops and Commercial Establishments Act and Rules are specific labour regulations within each state, governing the working conditions and employment terms in shops and commercial establishments. While each state has its own set of Shop and Establishment Acts, they generally adhere to similar provisions. 

    The State Labor Departments oversee the regulation of the Shop Act. Licenses issued by individual states vary slightly from one state to another. This Act uniformly regulates all shops and commercial establishments within a particular state.

    Bright Accounts simplifies the process of obtaining the Shop and Establishment license, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for you. We make the procedure straightforward, avoiding unnecessary complexities.

    We guarantee 7 day delivery of Shops and Establishment License

    Documents Checklist

    We have compiled a detailed list of  documents required to obtain Shops and Establishment License

    Identity Proof

    For a Company

    Address Proof

    Proof of Business


    Registration Process

    in 3 Simple Steps

    At Bright Accounts, we have simplified the entire registration process of obtaining a Shops and Establishment License into 3 simple steps. This makes your journey smooth, structured and easy.

    After verification of the details and documents submitted, the Inspector shall register the establishment and shall issue a registration certificate. The registration certificate issued by the Inspector of Shops and Commercial Establishments shall be prominently displayed at the establishment.


    What's Good

    about a Shops and Establishment License

    Legal Recognition

    The Shops and Establishment license grants legal recognition to the respective establishment or shop, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

    Access to Government Benefits

    Entrepreneurs with a valid shop and establishment license can avail themselves of various government benefits at different stages of their business.

    Ease of Opening Bank Account

    Necessary for opening bank accounts, this registration simplifies various formalities associated with business operations.

    Hassle-free inspections

    The owner will be at ease in case of unexpected visits by the inspector from the State.

    Attract Investments

    The Shops and Establishment license serves as a foundation for entrepreneurs to attract investments, whether through loans or venture capital, for their business establishment.

    Time Saving Process

    As the process of shop act registration has turned online, it saves time in the registration procedure as well as creates less hectic while in operation.

    What do you get

    when you register with our help

    Get your Shops and Establishment License

    When you register your Shops and Establishment License with the help of Bright Accounts, you not only get the items mentioned on the side, you also get a friend who advices, guides and helps you grow into a great business. 

    Why Bright Accounts

    There are many reasons why clients choose Bright Accounts, but from our experience we have listed the four main reason why you should go with us.

    Bright & Knowledgeable

    Bright Accounts delivers high quality financial services by a team of bright and knowledgeable experts.

    Always happy to help

    Bright Accounts commit to provide dedicated support and assistance to our clients.

    Professional & Approachable

    We maintain a high level of professionalism while being easily approachable for our clients.

    Easy & Quick

    We focus on streamlining and simplifying the complex processes for our clients.

    Checklist for Registration

    This checklist includes everything that you would need to obtain your Shops and Establishment License.


    The registration certificate has to be renewed periodically as per the respective state regulations. For Example,In Tamil Nadu, the validity of the license is five years from the date of Issue.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      A Shops and Establishment License is a mandatory registration required for businesses operating within a specific state in India. It regulates the working conditions, employment terms, and rights of employees in establishments such as shops, commercial establishments, and other businesses.

      Any business entity, including shops, commercial establishments, offices, hotels, eateries, and other establishments operating within a state, is required to obtain a Shops and Establishment License. This includes both small and large businesses operating in urban and rural areas.

      • Legal compliance: It ensures that businesses operate in accordance with state-specific rules and regulations governing working hours, holidays, employee rights, and other labor laws.

      • Business legitimacy: Having a valid Shops and Establishment License enhances the credibility and legitimacy of the business in the eyes of customers, suppliers, and regulatory authorities.

      • Employee welfare: The license ensures the protection of employee rights, including regulated working hours, mandatory weekly offs, and fair employment practices.

      No, the Shops and Establishment License is not transferable. If the business relocates to a new premises within the same state, the license needs to be amended accordingly by informing the local municipal authority or labor department and submitting the necessary documents.

      Operating without a valid Shops and Establishment License is illegal and may attract penalties, fines, and legal consequences. Additionally, it may lead to business closure or difficulty in obtaining necessary permits, licenses, or approvals from regulatory authorities. It’s essential for businesses to ensure timely compliance with the Shops and Establishment Act to avoid such consequences.

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