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The Lilongwe City Council was established under the Local Government Act No. 42 of 1998 as a body corporate. The Council comprises the Political and Administrative arms which both derive their authority from the Local Government Act of 1998. The Political  arm is led by the Mayor who is an elected councillor. The mayor is in charge of 27 Wards each overseen by an elected Councillor.  In addition, there are four (4) elected Members of Parliament who represent the Lilongwe urban sector. There are also five (5)  ex-official members representing interest groups. The Administrative arm of Lilongwe City Council is led by the Chief Executive Officer who oversees nine (9) technical departments and devolved sectors, including Commerce & Trade, Engineering, Education, Youth & Sports Sector, Parks & Recreation, Health and Social Welfare Services, Planning & Development and Finance.

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  • Lilongwe City Council, P.O. Box 30396 City Centre Lilongwe 3
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 Notice on renewal of business premises licences for 2020/2021 financial year

Notice on renewal of business premises licences for 2020/2021 financial year

Lilongwe City Council wishes to inform all business owners operating within Lilongwe City that all Business Premises Licences have expired on 30th June, 2020.

Application forms for the payment of Business Licences for Food, Liquor and Nursery Schools can be obtained from the Directorate of Health and Social Welfare Services at Civic Offices (Room No 305). Application forms for payment of Business Premises Licences for, Rest Houses, Hotels, Lodges, Retailers, Wholesalers, Travellers, Contractors, Manufacturing and other General Licences can be obtained from the Directorate of Commerce, Industry and Trade – Chidzanja House Offices (Room No 8).

Lilongwe City Council is reminding all business owners that it is illegal to operate or trade without valid business licences and non-compliance attracts stiff penalties, which may include closure of the business premises by the City Council.

For further information, please contact the Directorate of Health and Social Welfare Services and/or the Directorate of Commerce, Industry  and Trade; Tel 01773144 – Lilongwe City Council, Civic Offices.

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