Hotels and Restaurants licence


Head Office

Tel: +254(020) 313010,+254-020-333555
Physical Address: Utalii Hse, Uhuru Highway
Postal Address: P.o Box 30027-00100 Nairobi Kenya
City: Nairobi City County
Email Address: info@tourism
Operating Hours: 8.00am -1pm / 2.00pm-5.00pm
  • Agency: Ministery for Tourism
  • Purpose: To regulate the Tourism industry and maintain standards
  • Application Fee: None
  • License Fee: 1. For hotels the fee is charged on the number of beds and rates per person per night, 2. For the restuarants the fee is pegged on the total annual gross receipts
  • Maximum Processing Time: 7 days
  • Statutes:
  • Gazetted On: 1972-02-01
  • Related Websites: www.tourism
  • Validity: 1 year
  • Enactment: 1972-02-01
  • Contact Office: Office of the Permanent Secretary (PS)
  • Resolution Criteria: Meeting all the conditions
Requirements for obtaining license
  • (1) Filled in application forms HR1 and HR2
  • (2) Copy of menu and tariff
  • (3) Copy of Health Clearance Certificate for the current year
  • (4) Curriculum Vitae and certificate of manager
  • (5) Entry permit for all non -kenyans working in the hotel and affidavit for non-resident director(s)
  • (6) Lease agreement/copy of title deed of premises occupied by the hotel
  • (7) Certificate of registration/incorporation of company
  • (8) Memorandum and Article of Association of company
  • (9) Letter of no objection from National Environmental Management Assessment (NEMA)
  • (11) Licence fee of banker's cheque payable to the Hotel and Restaurant Authority .(Licence fees pegged on the class of the hotel as per 2005 kenya Gazette Notice
  • (12) Environmental Audit from National envirinmatal management assessment (NEMA)
  • (10) Environmental Impact Assessment for new facilities/environmental audit for existing facilities
  • (12) Environmental Audit from National environmetal management assessment (NEMA)
Downloadable Application Forms