Issue of licence
7. (1) Every owner shall, after registration of his hotel or restaurant under section 5, obtain a licence from the Controller on payment of such fee as may be prescribed.
(2) No owner shall carry on his business and in the case of a hotel, use the classification star sign, without first getting the hotel or restaurant registered and obtaining a licence under this Ordinance.
(3) Licence granted under this section shall, unless sooner suspended or cancelled, remain in force for a period of one year from the date of issue and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time on payment of such fee as may be prescribed:
Provided that if an application for renewal of a licence is made before the expiry of the period of its validity, the licence shall continue in force until orders are passed on such application.
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