Frequently Asked Questions

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How to acquire a stand

For one to acquire a residential, commercial and industrial stand they should be on the waiting list. The waiting list application form can be downloaded here

Waiting list registration fees (ZWL)

  • High density area:$140
  • Medium density area: $210
  • Low density area: $280
  • Commercial area: $420
  • Industrial Area: $560

How to acquire a vendor/hawker’s license

  • An application letter stating the area of sale within Hwange Local Board’s area of jurisdiction is written to the office of the Town Secretary.
  • Copy identity card attached to application.
  • Two passport size photographs attached to application.
  • If application is approved, a fee is paid at the Revenue Hall and the licence is processed by the Administration Clerks and then signed by the Town Secretary
  • If the license sells food, a medical certificate from a reputable Government doctor is supposed to be produced.

How to acquire a trading license

  • An application letter stating the nature of business and premises where business is to be conducted.
  • Premises should be within the Hwange Local Board’s area of jurisdiction.
  • Documents such as plans and specifications to be attached including an inspection report from the Local Board Environmental Health Technician.
  • No application for a new licence shall be considered without proof of not more than 14 days of publication in the press to invite objections.
  • The application is taken to the relevant committee for approval.
  • After the Committee’s approval, the applicant then makes payments through the Hwange Local Board’s Revenue Hall upon being advised by the relevant Head of Department.
  • A trading licence is then issued upon producing proof of payment as well as an inspection report.
  • A temporary licence may be issued pending the publication in the press.

Subject to the shop licenses Act Chapter 14:17, Section 4(1), no person shall, in any shop, store or other fixed place of business, carry on the trade or business of selling or letting for hire any goods, except in terms of a license. 

How to renew a trading license

  • An application letter stating the nature of business and premises where business is to be conducted.
  • Premises should be within the Hwange Local Board’s area of jurisdiction.
  • Documents such as plans and specifications to be attached including an inspection report from the Local Board Environmental Health Technician.
  • No application for a new licence shall be considered without proof of not more than 14 days of publication in the press to invite objections.
  • The application is taken to the relevant committee for approval.
  • After the Committee’s approval, the applicant then makes payments through the Hwange Local Board’s Revenue Hall upon being advised by the relevant Head of Department.
  • A trading licence is then issued upon producing proof of payment as well as an inspection report.
  • A temporary licence may be issued pending the publication in the press.

Subject to the shop licenses Act Chapter 14:17, Section 4(1), no person shall, in any shop, store or other fixed place of business, carry on the trade or business of selling or letting for hire any goods, except in terms of a license. 

How to acquire a liquor license

  • An application letter is written through Hwange Local Board to the Liquor Licensing Board for a Part II Liquor Licence
  • A publication in the gazette or local newspaper is to be done.
  • An inspection report and a copy of the current licence has to be produced.
  • Form L.G. 55 to be referred to the Police before renewal for recommendations.
  • An application to the Liquor licensing Board for the authority for the issue of a licence, a Form L.G 7 is filled in duplicate.
  • Applications for renewal are done during the period extending November to January.
  • The liquor Licensing Board then sends the liquor licence through the Local Authority which is then issued to the applicant upon payment of a certain fee.

How to obtain route authority

  • An application stating the route applied for within Hwange Local Board’s area of jurisdiction is made to the Town Secretary which is then taken to the relevant committee for approval.
  • Copies of the Vehicle Registration Book, Insurance for the vehicle, Insurance for passengers and a certificate of fitness should be attached to the application.
  • The relevant officer of Hwange Local Board authorises applicant to make payments at the Revenue Hall.
  • A support letter is then issued by the Town Secretary upon proof of payment, which support letter is taken to the Ministry of Roads and Transport.