How to get a Hoarding License?

Permission for display of advertisement hoardings by means of surface or structure erected on ground or any portion of a roof of a building or on / above the parapet, with characters, letters or illustrations applied thereto and displayed in any manner, for purpose of advertisement or giving information is very much an essential part of business today. The provision relating to such display of advertisements are covered under and regulated by section 328 and section 328A of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888

Who issues a Hoarding License?

  • The License Department of the MCGM issues a Hoarding License

How to Apply for a Hoarding License?

  • Visit the Citizen Facilitation Center (CFC) nearest to your establishment
  • Submit the duly completed and signed application form, along with required documents and fees at the CFC.

What happens at the CFC and the License Department?

  • The application is sent from the CFC to the License Department
  • As a further process the application is assigned to and processed by the Department Head (Sr. Inspector License) of the License Department at the concerned Ward.
  • After site inspection and approval of the application, the scheduled fee is collected and the License is issued to the applicant.

 

The following are the different documents required to obtain a Hoarding Licence and other related formalities:

Hoarding Permit – u/s 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888:

Serial No. Document Mandatory
1 NOC from landlord / General body resolution copy / NOC from leaser in case of lease hold land.

Mandatory

2 NOC from commissioner of Police (Traffic), if illuminated.
3 Site Photograph.
4 Plan of proposed hoarding showing existing trees.
5 Certificate of structural stability.
6 Structural design with calculations.
7 Site Location plan.
8 Joint and undertaking Indemnity bond.

 

Renewal of Hoardings Permit – u/s 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888: 

Serial No. Document
1 Original License
2 Proof of Identity: (Voter ID card, Driving License, Railway Pass)
3 Application

 

Change in Constitution of Hoarding Permit – u/s 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888: 

Serial No. Documents to be checked Legal Transfer upon Retirement Legal Transfer on Death Sale Transfer Any Other Transfer (as per Court Order)
1 Death Certificate Mandatory
2 NOC from other legal heir Mandatory
3 Sale Transfer Deed Mandatory
4 NOC from Landlord & Society Mandatory
5 Affidavit & Indemnity bond Mandatory
6 Probate / Succession Certificate
7 Declaration from Licensee Mandatory

 

Duplicate Hoarding Permit – u/s 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888:

Serial No. Document
1 Reason for new issuance of licence, if licence is torn : The torn licence
2 In case if the Licence is lost : FIR / N.C.
3 Proof of Identity.a) Railway pass.b) Driving License.

c) Voters Identity card.

 

Cancellation/Forfeit of Hoardings Permit – u/s 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888:

Serial No. Document
Cancellation of Hoarding, Advertisement and Movable License
1 Valid Original License OR Copy of License.
2 Proof of identity: Voters card OR Driving License OR Passport.

 

Clubbing of Hoarding u/s 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888:

Serial No. Document
1 Original License.
2 Supplementary License.
3 Application.

 

Restoration of Hoarding Permit – u/s 328 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888:

Serial No. Document
1 Fresh NOC / Requirement from CFO.
2 Proof of possession of premises.

 

Approving Authority Dy. Municipal Commissioner Special
Processing Duration Nil for Renewal and Duplicate certificate application as the certificate will be delivered at the time of submission of valid application along with applicable fees.
Seven days (per scrutiny level) for all other applications from the date of submission of valid application along with required documents.
Application Scrutiny Levels Single level for Renewal and Duplicate certificate application
Three levels scrutiny for all other applications

Fees Applicable:

Scrutiny Fee payable at the time of submission of New application
Schedule Fee payable after approval of application by the competent authority for all applications.

 

Source: This information was obtained from http://www.mcgm.gov.in/