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How to Apply and Renew Single Business Permit Online

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How To Renew Nairobi’s City County Single Business Permit Online

Kenya has made drastic changes in how business is conducted in most government places. The use of technology in these sectors is being implemented. This is helping improve the lives of its citizens as they are accessing the services they want fast through the use of Information Technology.

Such services that one can now access with the blink of an eye is Nairobi’s City-County Single Business Permit application and renewal. Starting in 2015, it is now possible for Nairobi Business People to renew their expired single business permits online.

It is a must for anyone starting a business to apply for a trade license. Again you do not have to queue outside city hall's offices. You can do it online and get the certificate within no time.

Improvements Done on Business Permit

  1. You can apply for a quarterly, half-year or full-year license.
  2. For the one year license, it expires on the same day you apply after one business year. Previously, all licenses were expiring on 31st December regardless of when you applied.

Services You Can Access From Nairobi County’s ePayment Platform

  1. Parking (daily parking, seasonal parking and off-street parking including payment of parking penalties).
  2. Single Business Permit(It includes business registration and renewal of business permits)
  3. Rent payments (for houses and markets stalls).
  4. Land rates (you can pay your annual land rates and penalties).
  5. Food handlers certificate (health department)
  6. County bills for example court fees and every other bill created at the county

Signing up for Epayments Option

Create Epayments Nairobi Account

Create Epayments Nairobi Account

Nairobi County Licenses Renewal Online

This process can be done in the comfort of one’s office and one gets the permit instantly. This is because payment is done via Mpesa or bank. Then you can download and print the single business license.

The process will take less than ten minutes while in previous manual licensing, one had to spend some considerable time queuing for the same. Then one had to wait for a number of days before going to collect the renewed business license.

How to Create Epayments Nairobi Account

  • Access the Nairobi County portal.
  • Click on sign up on the top right-hand side to create an account.
  • Enter details such as your full names. email address, phone number, password to use, and click on 'create an account'.
  • Your ePayments account will be created automatically.

Creating an Epayments Account

How to create epayments account

How to create epayments account

How to Apply for Single Business Permit Online

  1. Access the NCCG ePayments portal.
  2. Log in using your email and password.
  3. Locate the services menu and click on it.
  4. Click on the single business permit link and select the option of register a business.
  5. Fill in the required business information noting that all parts with an asterisk are a mandatory. The information required here is the business name you will be using, KRA Pin number, address and town.
  6. For additional business information, enter details relating to your business. These are details like Business mobile number, email, physical address, plot number, building name, building type and room number. Click next to proceed.
  7. The next stage is to fill in the business owner’s information. What is required her is names, ID number, mobile number, and address of the business owner.
  8. The last stage is to fill in the business activity information. The information required here is business activity, area occupied by business, the sub-county where the business will be located, number of employees, size of business and payment plan.
  9. After selecting the business activity and subcategory, the permit fee to be paid will be displayed.
  10. Click 'Finish' and proceed to make your payment.
  11. After payment, print your business permit for displaying in your shop.

Business Permit Registration

New Business Permit Registration

New Business Permit Registration

How to Renew Single Business Permit Online

  • Access the Nairobi City County (ePayment Nairobi) portal by signing in using email and password.
  • After login in, hoover your mouse pointer on services and under single business permit click on renew.
  • Enter your business number (Business ID) found on your license and click update business details.
  • Your business details appear. Update the missing details and click on next.
  • Confirm your transaction details.
  • Choose a mode of payment either Mpesa or via bank.
  • Complete your payment and download your license for printing.

How to Renew Single Business Permit Online

Renew Single Business Permit Online

Renew Single Business Permit Online

How to Print Single Business Permit

  • Log into your ePayments account.
  • Go to services menu and click on print permit option.
  • Enter business number and click view permit.
  • Your permit is displayed ready for printing.

Completing Nairobi County Permit Payment

Completing Nairobi County Permit Payment

Completing Nairobi County Permit Payment

Conclusion on How to Renew Single Business Permit Online

I usually use this method for renewing my Single Business Permit as I find it to be very efficient. These are the kind of services we need in Kenya to make our day to day activities easier. For those who will find this process hard to follow, they can still seek this service from a cyber café.

You cannot compare this method with queuing one. If you decide to do it the manual way, you may end up spending the whole day stuck in City Hall. You might even end up spending a day or two when their systems are down.

How to Apply for Food Handlers Certificate for an Individual

Business owners within Nairobi and its environs can apply for food handlers’ certificate online. This is after Nairobi County digitized the process.

The online application has minimized the turnaround time for payment, testing and processing of the licenses. The Nairobi County Government has collaborated with the National Bank to digitize the certificate issuance process.

  • Access the NCCG ePayments portal.
  • Log in using your email and password.
  • Locate the services menu and click on it.
  • Go to Food Handlers section and click on the link for apply for food handlers certificate.
  • Fill in your personal and business details and click on apply for food handler certificate.
  • A new window opens indicating that you can pay for the bill instantly via M-PESA or print the bill and pay for it later.
  • If you wish to pay via Mpesa, click on pay now. Enter your phone number and a prompt will sent to your phone. Input your Mpesa pin to complete the transaction. If the prompt does not appear, follow the given pay bill instructions to make your payment.
  • After a successful payment, a link is sent to your mobile follow. Use it to print the application payment receipt. Take with you this receipt to any hospital you choose among the ones sent to you for testing.
  • After successful testing, your certificate will be sent via the same county portal for printing.

How to Apply for Food Handlers Certificate

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Handlers Certificate

How to Apply for Food Handlers Certificate for Corporate

  • Access the NCCG ePayments portal.
  • Log in using your email and password.
  • Locate the services menu and click on it.
  • Click on get started under the health corporate.
  • Enter your business ID found on your business license and click check status.
  • A code will be sent to the phone number used when registering your account.
  • The corporate food handler’s dashboard opens. It is time to add employees who need the certificate.
  • Click on the upload staff option and then download the sample CSV template to fill.
  • Click on upload staff list and upload the list you have created.
  • Click on the home tab to see the records that have been added.
  • Select all the staffs you want to generate a bill for.
  • If you wish to pay via Mpesa, click on pay now. Enter your phone number and a prompt will sent to your phone. Input your Mpesa pin to complete the transaction. If the prompt does not appear, follow the given pay bill instructions to make your payment.
  • After a successful payment, a link is sent to your mobile follow. Use it to print application payment receipt for your staff. This will use these receipt when the go for testing.
  • Once the results are out you will be notified so as to print the food handler’s certificate from the portal.

Apply for Corporate Food Handler Certificate

Corporate Food Handler Certificate

Corporate Food Handler Certificate

Single Business Permit

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 Patrick Kamau

Comments

Linet on February 18, 2019:

how do i get an account for ewallet. how do i sign in to ewallet

Patrick Kamau (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on January 14, 2019:

This is how you top up your ewallet

OPTION I:

​ M-Pesa

●Go to M-Pesa Menu

●Lipa na M-pesa

●Select Pay Bill

●Enter business number: 147147

●Enter account number which is your phone number e.g. 0722xxxxxx

●Enter amount

●Enter M-Pesa PIN

●You will receive a confirmation message from M-pesa.

OPTION II:

​Airtel Money

●Go to airtel money

●Select make payments

●Select pay Bill

●Select Other

●Enter business name: 147147

●Enter the amount and confirm the details

●Enter airtel money PIN

●Enter reference which is your phone number e.g. 0722xxxxxx

Linet on January 14, 2019:

Hi Patrick,

How do i load my ewallet

Patrick Kamau (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on January 06, 2018:

Hi becky, you will require a wallet where you will load your money and then be able to pay.

becky on January 03, 2018:

must you have an e-wallet account or you can just pay direct from your mpesa account?

Patrick Kamau (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 06, 2017:

Hi Susan, it works, perhaps you are just getting stuck somewhere.

Susan on September 04, 2017:

This doesn't seem to be working.

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