- 1x a copy of the original previous business permit.
- 1x a copy of ID or passport or PIN certificate.
- 1x a copy of certificate of registration of business or incorporation certificate for company.
Any person carrying out business must obtain a business permit by the 31st March of current trading year or may be guilty or an offense.
Late payments attract a penalty of 3.00% per month compounded from the due date.
Visit the City Council Licensing office – City Hall Annex 1st floor, on or before the 31st of March of the current trading year with all the required documents.
Talk to any registration officer at the front desk and tell them that you want to renew your business permit.
They will then give you a single business permit registration form. Using your old permit, fill the same details on the new form.
You will then be directed to the data capture counter where they will retrieve your data using the forms you give them and issue you with a Single_business_payment_bill. The bill will quote the amount you are going to pay for the permit – mostly it is the same amount you had paid for the previous permit.
Do not make any payments at this counter or at any counter at the licensing office for that matter. All payments are made at the Cash Office at the main City Hall Plaza.
At the Cash Office you will be required to be in one of the queues for you to be attended to. At the front of the queue the cashier will take your money and the invoice, register the payment and then issue you with a receipt.
Very important – Take the receipt and make a copy of it (there are a number of photocopiers around the city council offices. Visit one of them and make the copy). Without this copy the registration officers at the licensing office will send you back as they cannot proceed without two copies of the payment.
Take the receipt and the copy back to the licensing office with the rest of your renewal forms. The licensing officer will take the renewal forms and put them in a stack of other registrations.
He/she will then give you the copy of the receipt to serve as your temporary business permit. He will also write at the top the validity of the temporary permit. So be sure not to exceed the duration.
Afterwards – After a week or two, go to the licensing office with your single business permit bill and your ID/passport. Visit the counter written dispatch and hand the officer your bill and ID/passport.
He/she will search through the pile of certificates for yours. If ready they will give you and record your name and ID/passport details in order to know who picked the certificate.