How to Apply For Food License

Starting a food business is a lucrative venture. Just like any other kind of businesses there are permits and licenses to secure before your business can fully operate.

Thus, you should know how to apply for food license as well as other requirements asked by the concerned agency.

If you are planning to start a food business such as restaurant you should keep in mind that it is required to secure license. However, unlike any other businesses, starting a food business requires other requirements aside from the usual licenses. In this sense, you should be knowledgeable about the requirements needed in securing the licenses and permits.

How to Obtain Licenses?

Obtaining the business license is one of the hardest processes in starting a business. The first thing that you should do is to search for the license application for your state or country. As much as possible you should find the right agency, the appropriate person as well as the correct business license. The internet plays big role in finding the right government authorities where you can obtain business license and you can also download application form from the website of the government agencies.

Once you obtain the application form, the next thing to do is to fill out the form and submit it along with other requirements. As much as possible, you should follow the rules and regulations in operating the food business. Make sure that you follow the required facility specifications and plans so that it will pass in the reviewing committee. In like manner, you should keep in mind that different business operation has different licenses. This means that if you are offering food service inside lodging facility like hotel you will need separate license. After submitting the application form, the next step to tackle is to know the license fees according to the licenses obtained. Obviously, the licensing fee differs from one state to another.

Other Factors to Consider

Aside from the licenses and permits, you should also pay attention on employing licensed food handlers. Keep in mind that you are offering food service and it is humanly right to ensure that the foods are in good hand. Likewise, ensuring the sanitation of the food establishment is another important aspect to pay attention. It is also the key to attract customers if the establishment is clean thus you can expect for more revenue in your food business.

In like manner, in starting a food business you should not take for granted the location of the business. As much as possible, you should look for a strategic location where there is good traffic. Choose location that is accessible to other facilities such as schools, parks, theaters and many other facilities. Remember that the success of your food business depends on how you will start the business.


  • DINESH NAG said on May 18, 2011
    I like to start hotel in PUNE (INDIA). Please tell me the license required for hotel business? Also tell me the license of chain of hotel business.?
  • Hari said on June 15, 2011
    I like to start a hotel at Chengannur(Alapuzha dist,Kerala).please tell me the license required for a restaurant business?
  • SAGAR PUJARI said on March 22, 2012
    I want to start business in food and beverages section in Pune like restaurants or any franchise. If any one want to share his experience can mail to me on Thanks in advance.
  • datta said on October 12, 2012
    i am starting a hotel in raigad. where i am apply for hotel & food license. who is license authority in raigad.
  • aakashh said on December 21, 2012
    i am starting a Lassi pepsi & Kurkur Manufacturing unit in raigad. where i am applying for food license. who is license authority in raigad. Please help on above issue, 9987117700
  • shrikant said on February 10, 2013
    I want food license in pune
  • vaibhav said on March 26, 2013
    i want to get the dealership of milk and milk products for pune district. do i need a food license for that and whats the process?
  • paul stephen said on September 13, 2013
    Dear Sir/Madam, Please share valuable inputs on how to get a food license (Tiffin center)in Bangalore, for this we should have setup first or we should apply for the license. Please share the contact details and have done American motel and hotel management certified course. Kindly help at the earliest. Regards
  • Matin khan said on December 24, 2013
    i want to start a garam masala business in pune so should i required the food licenses.
  • gavhane vidya said on January 12, 2014
    I am an ITI pass Student in FRUITS & VEGETABLE PROCESSING TRADE. now i am married and want to start an business in pune so how can start it and which business should i start and how to apply for food licenses.
  • arvind kajeriwal said on January 13, 2014
    i have small shop in parvati pune...and preparing Special types of birayani so i want food license can u tell me how to get food license so please me details procedure....
  • deepak verma said on January 15, 2014
    i am running a catering business In pune..I have to get food license .will u please help me.out to get the food license and wts the procedure....
  • Nitin Jamsutkar said on March 25, 2014
    I like to start Chinees Stall in Mahad - raigad nagalwadi phata. Please tell me the license required , procedure ,Document. pls send all information. NITIN JAMSUTKAR
  • Himesh shah said on July 24, 2014
    I need to apply food license in vadodara gujrat India. Pls talk me
  • Pratibha Garje said on July 26, 2014
    Hi....I would like to start a Restaurant/ Hotel in Pune. So if possible help me for the same any one who has experience in same please guide me. I also want to know about the license procedure and documents.
  • kishore said on September 11, 2014
    hi, I am opening a small grill shop outside my auto garage, do I need to buy food license as this shop is a small structure going to run from 6 pm to 11 pm? please reply my no. is 9970060195.
  • kishore said on September 11, 2014
    sorry, I am opening in pune. please suggest me for food licensing n the related procedures?
  • Vivek vikas said on September 15, 2014
    how to make a food license and where we make it near me. my restaurant is situated in pimple nilakh , pune -27
  • Sameer Patil said on December 29, 2014
    i want to start small hotel in Panvel Raigad, which licenses i require to and from whom ? Please help me
  • Waqar said on March 25, 2015
    I want to start small hotel in pune, Where i would get the license and with whom. What will be the license fees or should i contact any agent?
  • Navnath Waghmare said on March 29, 2015
    Hi, I am starting New business in mineral water distributor in Alandi. So please guide to me food license required. My mail I'd my no 9970566181
  • AMOL RAMTEKE said on April 1, 2015
    I want all licenses for veg non veg restaurant in pune
  • uday bangera said on July 25, 2015
    I need a food license for starting my Chinese fast food so i want to know how to apply food license please guide me.. this is my mail id :-
  • RAVSAHEB s. sakhare said on August 12, 2015
    I WANT TO START SNACK STALL IN pune. Where i would get the license. What will be the license fees and process should i contact any agent?
  • Om M Alreja said on August 28, 2015
    We are in the field of Convenience foods for the Hotels, Restaurants and Catering trade. We offer total consultancy in setting up the food business set up right from License Register, Fire NOC, Traffic Police clearance, with Storage, Kitchen build up, Equipment, furnishing, and process materials. Any one desirous of availing our services may contact Mr. Om M Alreja, Pune -Handset: 9860880069 email:
  • amit l pattar said on September 4, 2015
    I want to start small snack bar & chinese food in Neral. I want to know from where should get my food license, I mean which place.
  • jai gujjula said on November 28, 2015
    I want to apply for canteens in offices and collages in pune what license i need to get. please help me.
  • paritosh said on January 19, 2016
    I want to start fast food business in pune. I want to know what are document we need to start a business and also how do we get that document. Also is the food license is the only thing/document, which we need to start a business or do we need any other document also? I would appreciate your reply.
  • Rushikesh Mhetre said on January 27, 2016
    I like to start restaurant in PUNE (INDIA). Please tell me the license required for restaurant business?
  • Saeed Shaikh said on May 3, 2016
    I want to start catering business, for the same we require Food and Drug License. Hence please send me on line link for necessary application and other documents to up load. And also please sent the Food and Drugs License Office address in Pune with tel. nos. thanks and regards.


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