The unified business permit, previously called single business permit, is a permit which consolidates all the licenses required for running a business issued by the respective County Government. It consists of a trading license, a fire clearance certificate, an advertising signage license, health certificate, and a food hygiene license.
The cost of the permit will depend on factors such as the industry of the business, size of the business or premises, number of employees or customers etc.
Specific entities must in addition to the trading license and fire clearance certificate, which are compulsory for all types of businesses, obtain additional license with relation to the operation of their business.
The business permit is valid for a period of one (1) calendar year (January to December) and it has to be renewed every year.