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Shops and Establishment

Complete Details of the Shop Act License in Haryana

The Shops and Establishments Act pan India is set up in such a way that various states can have distinct rules. A state can establish its own rules for the founding of stores, working hours, vacations, and even employee working conditions and their rights and welfare for establishments especially in the unorganised sector.

The State of Haryana is following the Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act of 1958. This act covers shops and commercial establishments (offices, storerooms, godowns, or warehouses). The act is applicable even if you have one employee or none.

This license must be secured even before the shop opens for business under Shop and Establishment License Act. If you wish to operate a shop or business in Haryana, keep reading to learn about the application procedure, the paperwork that must be submitted, the information that must be provided, and the renewal process. The entire process is simple and can be completed online.

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Documents Required for Obtaining a License in Haryana

Procedure for Filing Application for a Registration

  • Go to the Haryana Labor Department’s official website (
  • You must create a Login ID with a valid email address and a working phone number.
  • Please remember your Username and Password; if necessary, write them down.
  • After you’ve created your Login ID, you’ll need to fill out the Basic Information section of your profile. This should include all of the details about your shop, such as the location, employees, owner/manager information, and the kind of the business.
  • Upload the above-mentioned documents in the format, size, and resolution specified.
  • After that, you must pay the required fee.
  • OTP is provided to the registered mobile number for verification at the time of final submission. The application is sent after the verification is completed.

On receipt of the statement and the required fee, the authority shall, if satisfied that the statement is correct, register the establishment in the register of establishments in the manner prescribed and provide a registration certificate to the employer in the necessary form. The employer must show the inspector the registration certificate if the Inspector so requests.

Payment of Fees

Varying types of enterprises have different sums that must be paid in order to receive a licence under the Shops and Establishments Act. Please refer to the following chart:

Type of Establishment/Shop Registration fee (Applicable for 3 years) Renewal after 3 years
Banks, insurance companies, and other NBFCs, starred hotels and cinema theatres,  and/or Information Technology (IT) hubs, and Telecommunication establishments operating with 10 or more employees. INR 5,000 INR 5,000
Petrol pumps, nursing homes, privately managed educational institutions INR 1,000 INR 1,000
Computer Training and coaching centres, shorthand typing institutions, motor vehicle workshops and service stations (not covered under the Factories Act, 1948), , health & fitness clubs, clinics, medical laboratories, restaurants and unstarred hotels, and/or all establishments operating with 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 self-employed shops and commercial establishments solely owned, managed and run by the shopkeepers themselves INR 100 INR 100


The information required at the time of renewal is the same information that was requested at the time of registration.

  • Click on the Renew License link ( on the official Haryana Labour Department website (
  • With the needed documents, fill out the appropriate details.
  • Pay your fees online by selecting the ‘Pay Now’ option.
  • Your application will be completed after the payment is received.

Categories Exempted from License Requirements

  • Offices inside or under the control of the federal or state governments
  • Any railway, air, or marine transportation service,
  • Telephone service, any public sanitation or conservation system, or any industry, corporation, or venture that provides public supply electricity or water
  • Any person whose hours of employment are regulated by or under the Factories Act, 1948,
  • Railway dining cars; 
  • Offices of lawyers; stamp salesmen; 


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