March 6, 2014

BBMP trade license online in bangalore

*post updated 14/05/2014

You can now download the acknowledgement receipt online too.

4 simple steps to get your trade license

Keep your old trade license form out
1) Go to

2) Fill in the details and submit the form. Take a printout of acknowledgement

3) Go to any IDBI bank and make the payment through cash/DD(preferable)

4) Go to
and enter the acknowledgement number. You will get a pdf page that shows the date you made the payment.
Print it out.

That's all. Your trade license is done. If you want to, go to your local BBMP office to get the paper certificate but it is not necessary.

Sick of the bribe being demanded by BBMP local offices for renewal of your trade license?

Go to, get your last year's renewal receipt out, enter the license no. (should be fkcci/123/07-08 or something similar. Enter fkcci/123 in the box)

Enter the details marked with * as they are mandatory. Select the categories that you trade in(be careful to enter the correct categories you trade in otherwise you will pay extra fees unnecessarily.) Click submit.

Print out the form(online payment is not active as I believe local bbmp offices want to collect bribes while they still can) and get a dd made for your license amount. Go to any IDBI Bank and submit the printout of the trade license and complete the payment.

Next, go to your local BBMP office and collect your trade license or get it updated. If they refuse, you can go to the Corporation office near Hudson circle and complain.

And why are bbmp officials are not keen on giving you a trade license? This officer makes 3 lakh a day..