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No person shall manufacture any weight or measure unless he holds a valid licence issued by the Controller of Legal Metrology.
Apply In-Person:

  1. Applicant shall approach office of the Assistant Controller of Legal Metrology / controller of legal metrology / Inspectorate Offices under whose dominion the manufacturing unit is located.
  2. Link for contact details : link please use the respective district for contact details.
  3. Go to the office.
  4. Obtain the application form or write on a A4 sheet as advised.
  5. Link for application form : Application
  6. After filling/completing application form attach all the required documents as per our required document section.
  7. Submit the document set along with required/applicable fee to the receiving authority.
  8. Submitted application will be verified by the authorities. If all are in place submitted application will be accepted.
  9. Applicant will be provided with receipt for submission of application.
  10. This application will be processed further by the department.
  11. Applicant gets intimation from the department about the application progress. Follow the notification.
  12. There will be inspection cum verification process from the department authorities on a scheduled date.
  13. The premises will be inspected by the concerned Legal Metrology Officer and documents in original will be verified and security deposit if applicable would be collected.
  14. This application along with inspection/verification report will be submitted to the issuing authority/controller of legal metrology concerned.
  15. Based on the advice and report the registration process will be completed,
  16. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  17. If approved, the certificate will be issued as per applicable norms.

  • A proof of sanctioned and installed and energized power load required for proper manufacturing of the items shall also be furnished by the applicant.
  • The workshop premises should be suitable and adequate (not less than the area as prescribed)


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Certificate of registration of Industry/registration under Shops and Establishments Act/NOC from Gram panchayat as appropriate
  • Authenticated document regarding Proprietorship /Registered partnership deed/memorandum of association and articles of association along with list of directors.
  • Premises - ownership documents/ registered rent or leave license agreement or lease agreement NOC from the owner / NOC of the member if the premise is owned by family member.
  • Model Approval certificate
  • Machinery, tools and equipment list
  • PAN card
  • Profession tax registration
  • List of qualified persons.
  • Educational qualification certificate of the Applicant / qualified person
  • Verification certificate of test weight or measure
  • Self-declaration about whether any offence is pending against him in court and/ or police station
  • Self-declaration about whether the Applicant has violated any of the provisions of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 or rules made there under.
  • Electricity load approved certificate
  • Latest electricity bill.
  • Experience certificate (2 years)
  • Receipt of property tax
  • Aadhaar card of directors
  • Bank’s Statement
  • Copy of Test Reports

Self-attested copy of the applicable documents should be attached
Apart from the above listed documents, authorities may ask for additional information or document. Please provide them for smooth processing.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of the Controller of Legal Metrology,
Vrindavan Gardens,
Near EPF office pattom palace po,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695004.
Email ID: [email protected]
Phone : 0471 – 2305996
Contact Link : link



  • Applicant should be the citizen of India
  • Age limit 18 years and above
  • An individual or a company registered under government act is eligible to apply.
  • Having 2 years of experience or having required education.
  • Proof of financial status
  • Sanctioned power load


  • Fee details shall be obtained while applying. There are category based fee structures, which applicant need to pay while applying.


Every licence issued to a manufacturer shall be valid for a minimum period of one calendar year and can be renewed.

Documents to Use[edit]



Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • 30 working days.

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  • Don’t forget to take all the originals of the document along with copy for applying.
  • Better inform a chartered accountant and take his assistance.
  • Ensure that application is complete before submission.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address of the applicant
  • Father's Name
  • Email ID
  • Mobile number


Need for the Document[edit]

  • The Department issues licence to manufacture weights &measures for dealing in weighing & measuring instruments.
  • Manufacturing weights and measure without this license is punishable. So, one has to follow the steps as explained in this procedure to obtain one.

Information which might help[edit]

  • A licence issued or renewed under this Act shall not be saleable or transferable.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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