Obtain a Trading License

Agency: Kampala Capital City Authority Period: 1 Day Cost: UGX 78,750 - UGX 498,750

Obtain the application forms for the trading license

Agency: Kampala Capital City Authority

The entrepreneur applies for a trade license at the Municipal Authority/Council Authority where the company premises are located. The trading license is a general business license required for all companies, including service companies. As of January 2015, you can download and print the standard forms online through the City Operator Identification Number (COIN) system. Once online, you complete the standard form A, which can be accessed online, and submitted to the Municipality or City Council, along with the relevant company documents, including the memorandum and articles of association, the name of the directors, the certificate of incorporation, and the lease agreement. You will then be issued a payment slip to take to the Bank.

Receive inspection of the business premises by the licensing officer and Obtain the assessment form

Agency: Kampala Capital City Authority

The division of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in the jurisdiction where the business premises are located does inspection ensuring you have applied for the trading license, then issues the Trading licenses on behalf of KCCA. Upon inspection of the company premises, these divisions issue the assessment forms for the fees payable, which vary with the location of the office. These fees are regulated by the Trade Licensing (Amendment of Schedule) Instrument, 2011.

Pay the license fee at the bank

Agency: Bank

The founder must pay the relevant license fee at the bank, as follows:

Grade 1

  • Carrying out wholesale business: UGX 498,750
  • Carrying out retail business: UGX 210,000

Grade 2

  • Carrying out wholesale business: UGX 236,25
  • Carrying out retail business: UGX 78,750

Obtain the trading license

Agency: Kampala Capital City Authority

Once the fees are paid, the Municipal Authority issues the Trading License. This authority also reserves the right to revoke and cancel the trading license if deemed necessary by municipal inspections (health and building).