Editor's Review

Every business operating within Nairobi County is required, by law, to have all necessary permits and licences.

Every business operating within Nairobi County is required, by law, to have all necessary permits and licences.

One of the primary licences is the Single Business Permit which is renewed annually for every business.

The Nairobi County Government digitized the process of applying and renewing this permit allowing traders to access this service from the NCCG e-Payments portal here.

If you haven’t already, you will be required to create an account on the portal before accessing the Single Business Permit services.

Registration will require your full name, email address, phone number, and your unique password.

The Nairobi County government will immediately send an SMS confirming that your account has been created and is ready for use.

The portal will require that you sign in again, after creating your account then you can proceed to apply for the Single Business Permit.

  • Provide Business Information:- business name, certificate of incorporation, KRA PIN, VAT number, and postal address details.
  • The portal will prompt you to provide additional business information which you can easily retrieve from your Business Name registration certificate.
  • You will then be required to submit details of the Business Owner:- full name, ID, phone number, and postal address.
  • Finally, you will be required to give Business Activity Information, which includes: what the business does, area occupied by the premises (in m²), sub-county, ward, number of employees, size of business and period.
  • The portal is programmed to categorize businesses from code 100 to 800 depending on the sector your business falls into. After selecting the sector, it will further offer you subcategories to refine what kind of business you’re operating. At this point, the portal will also provide an invoice with details of the fee required.
  • Depending on the space occupied by your business, the nature of the business and number of employees a Single Business Permit may cost from Sh2,000 to Sh150,000 per annum.
  • Confirm the details and make the payment.Make sure to print both the payment invoice and the Single Business Permit which should be displayed at your business premises.