Application of Business License

How to apply a business license

In order to start the business operation, you need to apply business license from the respective local councils: City Council of Penang Island (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang, MBPP) for Penang Island, and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, MPSP) for the Penang Mainland. The types of business license are depending on the types of business that you would like to operate.

Types of Activity that Requires Business Licence:

  • Food Establishments
  • Trades, Businesses and Industries
  • Massage Parlours
  • Cow/Horse Sheds
  • Pig Rearing
  • Private Markets
  • Private Car Parks
  • Advertisements
  • Advertisements (Temporary) Banners/Streamers
  • Garages
  • Public Entertainment Places
  • Hawkers
  • Stalls along Public Roads/Stalls on Private Land
  • Seasonal Stalls
  • Non-motorised Vehicles
  • Dogs
  • Petty Trading
  • Public Trishaws/Public Trishaw Peddlers
  • Market Stalls, Temporary Hawkers' Sites and Complexes
  • Factories
  • Hotels

License Fee:
License fees are subjected to types of activity / business.

Please visit the website of respective municipal council for detailed guidelines and application forms

City Council of Penang Island (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang, MBPP) Licensing Department.

Address : Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang, Jalan Padang Kota Lama, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel : 04-263 8818
Fax : 04-263 8921
Website : http://www.mbpp.gov.my/en/web/guest/home


Seberang Perai Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, MPSP) Licensing Department

Address : Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, Jalan Perda Utama, Bandar Perda, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel : 04-549 7555
Fax : 04-538 9700
Website : http://www.mpsp.gov.my/index.php/ms/


(Source: MBPP and MPSP websites, updated April 2014)

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