Complete details of Shop Act license in Haryana

The Shops and Establishments Act has been structured to allow different states to have different regulations. A particular State can set its own rules regarding the establishment of shops, working hours, vacations, and even working conditions of employees.


The Shops and Establishment Act was enacted to regulate the employees and their employers of the unorganized sector. One of the main purposes of this Act was to give authority, attach liability, and regulate the nature of work of the employers and employees that are associated with the Unorganized employment sector. Moreover, this Act also regulates the status and working of shops, establishments, restaurants, and other places of public entertainment.

Under this Act, different shops and establishments are subjected to obtaining a license. This license is to be obtained even before the shop starts operating physically. The different States have different criteria to obtain the said license. If you want to open a shop/establishment in Haryana, read further to understand the process of obtaining the license, the documents required to be submitted, the information that needs to be provided, and the renewal process. Since the entire process is done online, this article will guide you through the entire process with the help of a few simple steps.

Documents Required

  1. PAN Card
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Driving License
  4. Voter ID
  5. Photo of Owner
  6. Photo of Shop along with the Owner
  7. Rent Agreement (If applicable)
  8. Electricity Bill


The online registration to obtain a shop license in Haryana can be done by following these simple steps:-

  1. Visit the official Haryana Labour Department Website (
  2. You are required to create a Login ID using an Email ID and Phone Number that is operational.
  3. Please remember your Username and Password; write the details down if necessary.
  4. After creating your Login ID, you need to create your profile with the Basic Information. This shall contain all information of your shop- Shop Address, Workers, Details of Occupier/Manager, Nature of Business, etc.
  5. Upload the above mentioned documents in the prescribed format, size and pixels.
  6. The next step is to pay the required fee.
  7. At the time of final submission, OTP is sent to the registered mobile number for verification. Once the verification is complete, the application is submitted.

Fee Payment

Payment of fees is an essential part of obtaining the license. Under the Shops and Establishments Act, different types of establishments have different amounts that are needed to be paid in order to obtain the license. The table below gives the type of establishment with the fee applicable to it:-

Type of Establishment/Shop

Registration fee (Applicable for 3 years)

Renewal after 3 years

Starred hotels, cinema houses, banks, insurance companies, financial institutions and/or Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Establishments and Telecommunication establishments Employing 10 or more employees.

INR 5,000

INR 5,000

Nursing homes, Privately Managed Educational Institutions/Universities and Petrol Pumps

INR 1,000

INR 1,000

Workshops, automobiles service stations (not covered under the Factories Act, 1948), Computer Training Centres, Shorthand and type institutions, Health & Fitness Clubs, clinics, Medical laboratories, restaurants, unstarred hotels, and/or all Establishments employing 10 or more employees.

INR 500

INR 500

All Shops and commercial establishments not covered under the above three categories and employing less than 10 employees

INR 300

INR 300

All Shops and commercial establishments owned and/or managed by the shopkeepers himself/herself and not employing any employee.

INR 100

INR 100

Renewal of Trade License

Your Shop license can be easily renewed by following a few simple steps online. The details that need to be provided at the time of renewal are the same details that were required at the time of registration.

  1. You need to visit the official Haryana Labour Department Website ( and click on the Renew License link (
  2. Fill out the necessary details with the required documents.
  3. Pay the fees online and click on the ‘Pay Now’ icon.
  4. Once the payment is made, your application process will be completed.
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