To enable a new owner to operate the business under the same terms and conditions as the existing licence, a Temporary Authority is issued provided the premises has a current On- or Off-licence.
Before you make an application
While you are applying for a licence, you may need our advice. Please get in touch and make an appointment at least a day in advance to see us.
You should apply to Hutt City Council (your local District Licensing Committee) only if your business is based within the boundaries of Lower Hutt. This includes Wainuiomata, Petone and Eastbourne.
- You must apply for a permanent alcohol licence within 15 days of your Temporary Authority being granted
- A person holding a Manager’s Certificate must be on the premises at all times when alcohol is being sold
Make an application
All licence applications and supporting documentation need to be sent to us in triplicate, on A4 or A3 sized paper only. Documents must not be bound.
To apply, please fill in Temporary Authority form (PDF 79 kb) and return it to us
How long will it take?
We need a minimum of 10 working days to process your application. The Temporary Authority may be granted for up to three months from the date of issue.
How much does it cost?
Look up our fees framework (PDF 43 kb) to see what your licence may cost.