Shops and Commercial Establishment

Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishment license is issued from the department of labour and is mandatory for all businesses registered in Karnataka.

 Shop shall mean any premises where any trade or business is carried on or where services are rendered to customers, and includes offices, storerooms, go-downs, or warehouses, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in connection with such trade or business.

 Commercial Establishment shall mean a commercial or trading or banking or insurance establishment, an establishment or administrative service in which person employed are mainly engaged in office work, a hotel, or restaurant, boarding eating house, a cafĂ© or any other refreshment house, a theatre or any other place of public amusement or entertainment.