Licensing and Environmental Health
The Environmental Health Team will continue to process food and alcohol applications so that licences and registrations can be issued.
If you have a special licence for a specific event which you have now postponed, just contact us. We can arrange for the license to be used when the event is held – for up to a year of the date of the license.
Customers from Lower Hutt can make payments and applications on line, under the 'Do it here' section on our homepage.
Routine inspection work such as food verifications, site visits to premises and complaints are currently on hold – officers will only attend serious and imminent threats to health.
Remember, if you are changing your business to a delivery model, contact us, we can talk you through what needs to happen from a health perspective.
Building, resource consents and LIMs
Building consent applications are being accepted online while the lockdown is in place. There will be no inspections until further notice or front counter services.
We’re following the normal consenting turnaround times during the lockdown period. We are all working from home, so please be patient as we get used to this new way of working.
Our LIMs team are responding as fast as possible to requests, and are aware of the volatile financial situation. If your request is urgent, we have a fast track 5-day LIM service available for a higher cost.
Council are unable to access archived information for properties as part of the LIM process. This may be relevant information and may have an impact on the property. If you do not need this LIM urgently, we advise you to wait until normal services are restored to order it. If you do wish to continue and order a LIM without this information, you will be provided contact details to request this information once the COVID19 restrictions have been lifted.
Please note that we are currently unable to produce a hard copy of your LIM. If you do request a hard copy, we will have it posted to you once the COVID19 restrictions have been lifted.