I want to keep 12 people in my house in Kolkata as a paying guest. So am I required any trade License for that?
The house owner or member(s) of his/her family should be residing in the house
and should maintain good standard of hygiene and cleanliness.
The minimum usable area for one Paying Guest shall be 50 sq. ft. with adequate
provision of toilet as per norms of Public Health Department i.e. one W.C. for five
The area of the house for Paying Guest Accommodation shall not be less than 7½
Marla and part of it shall be used by the owner himself/herself.
The Paying Guest Accommodation shall be permitted only in those residential
properties, which are sanctioned as per building Bye-laws, and no unauthorized
construction has taken place after the grant of completion certificate.
The owner shall himself/herself be responsible for maintaining discipline, peace and
social harmony/atmosphere in the premises and in the neighborhood.
The owner shall supply the list of paying guests living in the house to the concerned
SHO within 7 days of publication of this policy. Thereafter owner will inform the
concerned SHO regarding new paying guests within 3 days of admission of the
No extra/new kitchen shall be erected beyond the approved building plans.
The owner shall display information about available and occupied accommodation
alongwith the tariff plan..
The list of Paying Guests shall be displayed at the premises.
A licence from the local civic body may be obtained by observing the necessary formalities and complying with the requisite conditions