How to get License to establish Sawmill in Kerala?

By Tesz Support Staff | Published on April 20, 2020

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Name of the Service License to establish Sawmill in Kerala
Department Forest Department
Beneficiaries Citizens of Kerala
Online Application Link Click Here
Application Type Online/Offline

License to establish a sawmill and other wood-based industrial units is under the Forest Department of Kerala.

Documents Required for getting the license to establish Sawmill in Kerala [Edit] [Edit]

The following are the documents required for a License to establish a sawmill and other wood-based industrial units in Kerala.

  • Ownership/possession certificate, Lease agreement

  • ID proof

  • SSI registration/Factories and Boilers License

  • Electricity Connection documents

How do apply online for getting the license to establish Sawmill in Kerala? [Edit] [Edit]

Follow below are the steps to apply online for a License to Establish Sawmill and other wood-based industrial units in Kerala.

  • Register on KSWIFT websiteKerala Single Window Interface for Fast and Transparent (KSWIFT) is the platform for all transactions with the Government of Kerala on the issue of granting licenses and approvals in a time-bound manner. KSWIFT is expected to reduce the physical touchpoints in the entire clearance process, thereby making the entire process more efficient and effective.

Kswift Kerala single window clearance register online apply License to establish Sawmill

Kswift Kerala single window clearance register online apply License to establish Sawmill

  • Click on New Project to enter details about your enterprise

  • Fill the questionnaire on a proposed enterprise

  • A list of approvals required will be displayed

  • Fill out the Common Application Form

  • Upload Supporting Documents

  • You have to make the required fee for the processing of your application

  • The processing of the application will be done by relevant departments/agencies.

  • Approvals will be issued by departments/agencies after due verification.

Inspection Procedure [Edit] [Edit]


  • A quality check shall be done on the documents submitted by the applicant in terms of completeness and correctness of the information furnished.


The inspector shall inspect the following:

  • The correctness of the details mentioned in the application about location, types, and the number of trees.

  • The inspector should collect photographic evidence if any non-compliance has been observed.

  • The inspector may seek information/clarifications or documentary evidence from the applicant to ascertain the correctness of the application.

  • If the applicant or representative willfully delays or obstructs the inspector in carrying out an inspection, the same shall be recorded in the inspection report for taking further necessary action in the matter.

  • At the end of the inspection, the Inspector may inform the applicant about apparent non-compliance observed during the inspection so that necessary corrective action may be initiated wherever required.

Post Inspection

  • The inspection report should be submitted within 48 hours of completion of the inspection and a copy of the same should be issued to the establishment.

  • All observations of the inspection along with photographic evidence of noncompliance should be included as part of the report.

Application Status of license to establish Sawmill in Kerala [Edit] [Edit]

The application status of License to Establish Sawmill in Kerala can track through K-Swift website.

Time Required for getting the license to establish Sawmill in Kerala [Edit] [Edit]

The required time for getting a License to Sawmill in Kerala is within 90 days.

Contact Person [Edit] [Edit]

The contact person for License to establish Sawmill in Kerala is an Authorized Officer- Forest Officer.


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How do I get the information about the various clearances issued to me through K-SWIFT?
Once the Clearance / Permit is ready with respect to a Departments, system will communicate to you through e-Mail / SMS. You can also check after signing in the portal, the requisite clearance documents will be uploaded on your portal.
What information is required, when I begin to register for K-SWIFT?
The following fields are mandatory, while you register in KSWIFT: 1. e-Mail ID 2. Mobile Number 3. PAN 4. Aadhaar Number 5. Photo Scanned
How do I submit the enclosures with the K-SWIFT application?
Enclosures can be uploaded with the application in electronic format. The maximum size of the file will be prompted by System.
How can I change my personal information in K-SWIFT?
Personal information can be edited, after you Login. Menu option is provided to change the Profile & Password. These changes will get reflected in the system once you login the next time.
How much amount do I need to pay when invoking these K-SWIFT services?
The requisite amount will be displayed on the screen while you apply Online. The fee amount can be remitted only using the On-line payment (ePayment) option. The fees of all the Departments can be remitted in on shot using the On-line ePayment.