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Eating House License is the mandatory requirement other than FSSAI License for operating the food business in India such as restaurants, hotels, or any other eating place.

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Overview of Eating House License

A person cannot start a food business without obtaining the FSSAI License. Similarly, for running the food business (such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, dhabas, or any other eating place) in India, it is mandatory to obtain the Eating House License other than FSSAI License.

Delhi Police enacted an act as per which it is compulsory for a shop/ restaurant/ Dhaba/ club, etc. to obtain an 'Eating House License'. The Food business operator (Applicant) can apply for the license under the City/State Police Headquarters and the Police Commissioner. The Monitoring authority issues the license to the operator.

Before understanding the requirement of obtaining the Eating House license, let us understand what is an Eating house? Here it is a very simple answer to this question, any place which offers various products related to food or drink to the general public for consumption is regarded as Eating House. Licensing Police Commissioner of the city issues Eating House License. Moreover, the Eating House covers all the following establishments, which are as follows:-

  • Shops,
  • Restaurants,
  • Dhabas,
  • Food trucks,
  • Cafes,
  • Any establishment offering food and drinks

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What are the Benefits of Obtaining the Eating House License?

The benefits of obtaining the Eating house license are-

  • Represents the Culture

    The eating house represents the values, culture of the respective state or country.

  • Enhances Brand Value

    Eating house license adds additional benefits in the food business and offers an opportunity to an owner to show his innovation and passion while offering food and related services to the consumers.

  • Increases Customer Confidence

    Ensures that the quality of food offered by the business operator to the customer is meeting the standards specified under the FSSAI, which ultimately results in profit maximization.

  • Provides a place for the sitting

    An eating house is a place for gathering to the public as consumers can spend quality time with friends and family for having delicious food items.

  • Offer as per the customer’s preference

    With the help of an Eating house license, a food business operator can set up a place of sitting and offers the food to customers what they want to prefer.

  • Avoids Penalties and Litigations

    Any food business trader should get the eating house license before offering food and related services officially. Non-compliance can lead to hefty penalties.

  • Business Expansion

    The eating house license helps the business person to expand its business.

What Documents are required for Obtaining the Eating House License?

Below-mentioned documents are required to obtain the Eating House License-

From the Applicant (Individual/Partners/Director of the company)

  • Identity proof of the Applicant,
  • Residential proof of the applicant.
  • In case of applicant is a company or LLP-Certificate of Incorporation, complete details of the director are needed.
  • Copy of Board Resolution.

Site-Related Documents

  • Location plan of the Eating House along with the images of the site,
  • Legal occupancy proof of the Eating House,
  • In case of tenancy, NOC from the owner,
  • A copy of Trade License from NDMC/MCD/DCB/Airport Authority of India along with the receipt,
  • Fire safety measures installation proof,
  • IPRS permits to have amusement activities.

Other Related Documents

  • Notary Public attested affidavit on stamp paper
  • FSSAI License
  • Details of employees
  • GST Registrationcertificate
  • Police Clearance Certificate.

What is the Procedure for obtaining the Eating House License?

What is the Procedure for obtaining the Eating House License
  • Fill Application Form

    For obtaining Eating House License, fill the application form in which the operator needs to mention the complete details.

  • Documents Submission

    Submit all the prerequisite documents along with the application to the Additional Commissioner of Police, Delhi with the help of professionals like Corpbiz.

  • Appointment with Additional Commissioner of Police

    Once you have applied for the eating house license, the last step is to finalize an appointment date for scrutiny of application along with the necessary documents by the Additional Commissioner. Eating House License will be issued after proper and complete verification by the commissioner.

Step-by-step Process for Getting an Eating House License

Application for Eating House License can be filled online directly with the government. Though the process is long and consumes around 30-60 days to complete.

  • Step 1

    For starting the way towards acquiring the Eating House License, the applicant needs to get a user ID and Password by giving a request letter in person with the details of the Eating House.

  • Step 2

    All the data is to be filled absolutely for a separate application for Eating House License. All the necessary documents ought to be uploaded for this reason. There are various reasons for the dismissal of an application. The licensing authority may request some other explicit documents whenever required.

  • Step 3

    Meet the Additional Commissioner of Police, Licensing Department, Delhi for scrutiny of your application and supporting documents.

  • Step 4

    To know about any update on your application, take a follow-up with the government department. On encountering any rejection based on any false information or incomplete information, the fees once paid will be forfeited by the government.

  • Step 5

    Within 45-60 working days, the government will review your application and thus grant Eating House License.

How Corpbiz help its Client in Obtaining the Eating house license?

Corpbiz offers consultancy services in all types of licenses and Food safety compliances that work on behalf of their clients. Our team of professional will help you throughout the process of Eating house license and related services. Our Experts will guide and assist you in the process of Eating house License and also ensures the timely and effective completion of your work. For any queries related to Eating house license, FSSAI License and related services, feel free to contact our professionals at Corpbiz. Our team will assist you in the documentation and will provide you a timely update of the process, and get your job completed.

Contact Corpbiz, we work around-the-clock on behalf of our clients and save their time from all the procedural difficulties. We provide various related services like-

  • Proper advisory on the necessary licenses,
  • Our team will assist you in completing the documentation and fixing an appointment with the Additional Commissioner of Police.
  • Proper follow up from the authority.
  • Regular updates to the clients.

What other Licenses are required to Run the Food Business?

Apart from Obtaining the Eating house license, the below-mentioned licenses are also required-

  • Food License

    Having a food license from FSSAI is essential if you want to own and run a food business in India. Though before applying for the license, make sure you satisfy all the eligibility criteria for FSSAI registration.

  • Health Trade License

    Food business units that trade in certain goods and services that directly impact the health of the general public need to obtain Health Trade License. Municipal Corporation of the concerned state issues the Health Trade License.

  • Fire Security Certificate

    The food business operator must obtain NOC from the fire department. Once the FBO has applied for the NOC, the officials of the fire department will conduct an inspection.

  • Liquor License

    Excise commissioner of the state will issue a Liquor License. Without this license, the business operator cannot serve liquor in their food business premises.

  • Lift Clearance

    In the case of a multi-story building; obtain a clearance from the electrical inspector of the office of the labor commissioner. The clearance works as an assurance that the lift is operating as per the safety standards.

  • Music License

    Obtain a Music License if music will also be part of the food business.

  • Environmental Clearance

    Pollution board of the concerned state will issue an environmental clearance certificate which ensures that business will not harm the environment.

  • Insurance

    It is necessary to take the insurance for public liability, fire policy, and for the assets of the company.

  • License Under Shop and Establishment Act

    Obtain the license under Shop and Establishment Act from the concerned state. It is monitored by the Department of Labor that regulates premises wherein trade; business is performed.

  • Weight & Measures Department Approval

    As per the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, the food business operators must get approvals of models of weighing & measuring instruments from the Weights & Measures Department.

Under what Circumstance the Authority can Cancel the Eating House License?

Authority who has granted the License can also cancel or suspend the same based on the following:

  • If the owner or the license holder violates the guidelines issued at the time of allotting the License or is found not following the direction issued by registering authority shall upon giving the reasonable opportunity of being heard, can cancel the License.
  • In case the eating house is not operating or/ is willing to shut down its business for the reason stated, it can apply to the authority, for the surrender of the License, who upon the receipt of such application will cancel the License.

Elucidate the Renewal of the Eating house license

The renewal of the license takes place after the expiry of the validity period. The validity depends on the issuing authority, which varies from state to state. In general, the license is valid for 3 years, where the renewal process is similar to the new application process.

When can the Authority issue a Duplicate License?

In case the original license is torn, damaged, or deteriorated, it is all-important to obtain the duplicate one, to run a Permissible business. The applicant will apply for a license along with the prescribed fees. The authority will evaluate the application filed by the applicant and will issue the duplicate certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

The validity of such License stands valid for a period as stated in such certificate issued by the competent authority granting the License. The validity varies subject to health or trade license issued by the local civic body or other changes in the organization, its name, activities, etc.

Yes, the License issued for eating house is transferable in case the:

  • The Owner of the restaurant die,
  • There is any transfer of ownership,
  • Issuing authority deems fit.

In case the authority finds it feasible to grant the duplicate License if the same has been lost, damaged, deteriorated, or any similar incident occurred. The applicant can make the application to the additional commissioner of police for the same along with the prescribed fees.

If any person is aggrieved by order of the additional commissioner of police or any other authority can apply to present its appeal before the Police Commissioner within 30 days of receipt of such order.

For a new Eating House license, the applicant needs to pay a registration fee of Rs. 300/- Further, in case of renewal of License, the applicant needs to pay Rs. 100/-. It must be noted that the fee is subject to revision.

The types of licenses required to operate a food business in India are-

  • Business Registration. 
  • FSSAI License.
  • Eating House License. 
  • Health Trade License. 
  • Fire NOC. 
  • Liquor License.
  • Music License. 
  • Lift Clearance NOC. 
  • Environmental Clearance.
  • Registration under Shop and Establishment Act. 
  • Insurance; and Approval from Weight and Measures Department.

Usually, a period of 30 to 40 days is required to obtain Eating House License in India.

The Authority can renew the license when the validity of the Eating house license ends. The validity depends on the issuing authority, i.e. the validity varies from state to state. In general, the license is valid for 3 years. The process of renewal of a license is similar to applying for a new license.

The Additional Commissioner of Police, Licensing Department, Delhi, has the authority to issue the Eating house license.

  • Particulars of Director and the employees.
  • The details of the nominee on the letter head of the company.
  • Board resolution for operating business.
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Labour Department.

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