To register a gas or service station company in Zimbabwe requires several steps. These include incorporating the company in Zimbabwe, opening a company bank account, acquiring tax clearance and getting a micro-finance licence from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
1. Register your company in Zimbabwe
Register your company as a Private Limited Company.
2. Apply for a bank account and tax clearance certificate
3. Apply for a shop licence
Apply for a shop licence with the Local Council
4. Register your company with EMA
The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources. Also, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation. It prepares plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and enacted in 2002.
- Produce a shop license from the Local Council.
- Produce CR14, CR6, and Certificate of Incorporation.
- EMA will visit the site where you want to allocate the gas housing structure if satisfied with the documents.
- If satisfied, EMA will issue you a Hazardous Substance Storage and Use License.
6. Register your company with ZERA
The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) is a body corporate established in terms of the Energy Regulatory Authority Act [Chapter 13:23] of 2011. Moreso, its mandate is to regulate the entire energy sector in Zimbabwe. In a fair, transparent, efficient and cost-effective manner for the benefit of the consumers and energy suppliers.
- ZERA provides you an ER 2 Form.
- Fill and submit the form to ZERA.
- Bring your company registration certificate.
- There is a need for a certified copy of the Applicant’s Identity Document.
- Produce the certified copy of incorporation and CR14, CR6 and CR2.
- Produce a certified copy of lease agreement/ Title Deeds.
- Hazardous substance storage and use license from EMA.
- Produce a local authority certificate which includes a fire certificate.