Any person who needs a licence to purchase, sell or otherwise deal in rubber shall apply for a licence in form 'B'. The application should be accompanied by an affidavit in the prescribed form, attested photograph of the applicant and documentary evidence to prove the right of possession of the proposed business premises and storage by the applicant. Besides, a sum of Rs.885.00 towards licence fee for three years @ Rs.295/-p.a.(Rs.250/- + GST @18%) per year has to be remitted. The amount can be remitted either by demand draft or by money order or as online transfer. Demand draft should be drawn in favour of The Deputy Director (L), Rubber Board, payable at Kottayam.
The Board, if it is satisfied with regard to the suitability of the applicant, may issue a licence in form ‘C' initially for a period of 3 years. The licence has to be renewed thereafter (at present subsequent renewals are for five years) if the dealer wants to continue his business for which application in the prescribed form along with the requisite licence fee of Rs.1475/- for five years @Rs.295/- per annum has to be submitted well before expiry of validity of licence. The Board renews the licence on receiving the prescribed application along with the licence fee.
The dealer and processor's licences are issued from the L&ED Department at the Board's Head Office at Kottayam - 686002.