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Obtain business license  (3) expand_more expand_less

Pay business license fees
(last modified: 28/10/2019)

Contact details

Entity in charge


Expected results

Mobile money text as proof of payment


1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Payment order (original)

Cost TZS 3,000,000 + USD 5,000

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Agency business- Principal licence fee
TZS 300,000
Business licence for commission agent
or  TZS 200,000
Business licence for travel agent
or  TZS 1,000,000
Business license for shipping agent
Broker Business
or  TZS 200,000
Business license for local insurance
or  USD 3,000
Business license for foreign owned insurance broker
or  TZS 1,000,000
Business license for local shipping broker
or  TZS 5,000
Business license for foreign owned shipping broker
Banking, Financial Institutions and Capital Market
TZS 1,000,000
Locally owned Bank
USD 5,000
Foreign owned bank
TZS 200,000
Cooperative banks
TZS 500,000
Capital markets and stock exchange
TZS 1,000,000
Social security provider
Payment methods: cash, check, Mobile money transfer
Click below (Business License fees) to see full list of fees for different sectors

Time frame

Attention at counter: Max.   5mn
Waiting time until next step: Max.   1 day

Legal justification

1. Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
Article s.8
2. Business licencing fees
Business licencing fees

Additional information

Payments can either be made physically at CRDB Bank or NMB Bank branches or through mobile money transfer (Vodacom, Halotel, Airtel and Tigo) during online application. Account numbers and mobile numbers are also generated online during application

Recourse: Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)

Entity in charge

Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)

USHIRIKA (TFC) Building, Lumumba Street,, Dar es Salaam P.O.Box 9393.
Tel: + 255 222 180 141 / +255 222 180 113
Tel. 1: + 255 222 180 371

Unit in charge

Business License Section, 6th Floor

Mon: 07:30 - 15:30
Tue: 07:30 - 15:30
Wed: 07:30 - 15:30
Thu: 07:30 - 15:30
Fri: 07:30 - 15:30
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Tawi Kilumile

Licencing Officer
Tel: +255 714 106 160
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