Before you make an application
Before you apply for a permit, you need to make sure you have a correct Certificate of Registration from the Department of Labour.
For new premises: check if the premises are consented
If you're applying for permanent use of an amusement device in a new premises, you'll need to contact our resource consents team to ensure the business you are proposing is permitted in the location. There may be special requirements like set operating hours or car parking provisions.
Check if your planned structural or plumbing changes require inspection – for new and existing premises
If you're applying for permanent use of an amusement device in new or existing premises, you'll need to contact our building consents team if you're planning to make structural changes or intending to change how the building is used.
Make an application
While you prepare your application, you'll need to speak to us about your requirements. Please get in touch with us.
When you're ready to make an application, fill in the following forms:
Application for one off use of amusement device (PDF 128 kb)
Application for permanent use of amusement device (PDF 309 kb)
Along with your application form make sure to submit the following:
- The device's current Certificate of Registration from the Department of Labour
- The appropriate fee for your application:
|For one-off use
||For up to seven days use:
For one device: $11.50
For each additional device: $2.30
After the first seven days' use:
$1.15 for each further period of seven days
(or part thereof)
|For permanent use
||we'll advise you of the fee
Once the application is processed, a Certificate of Registration valid for one year will be sent to you.
Renewal of amusement device permit
To help you renew your existing permanent amusement device permit, each year we'll send you a filled-out invoice and application form. Please make any changes necessary to the application form, sign it and return it with the appropriate fee. We'll send you your new permit once we receive your application form and fee.
Your registration with Department of Labour is valid for two years; the process of renewal for it is separate to our Amusement Device Permit. You need to keep your Department of Labour Certificate up to date.
How long will it take?
Please ask us how long it's likely to take to process your application, as this can vary depending on your situation and requirements.
How much does it cost?
Costs vary between different types of registration. Check our costs on the fees and charges page.
We levy an establishment fee for new premises because setting up new premises involves more inspection visits.