If you're starting up, taking over or renewing a registration for offensive trade premises, you'll need to register with us.
Before you make an application
Before you apply for registration, you need to make sure you have correct resource consent and building consent for your business. Depending on your needs, you may need us to inspect the premises before you make an application. We recommend you get in touch with us first.
Check if the premises has a consent – for new premises only
You'll need to contact our environmental 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
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.
Get your trade waste sorted before you apply
Our trade waste team can help you assess whether you need consent to dispose of your waste. The premises may also have specific trade waste requirements.
Make an application
While you prepare your application, you'll need to speak to us about your requirements. Please get in touch to talk to us.
Arrange an inspection with us. We will look at the maintenance of the premises, refuse storage and disposal and vermin/insect control.
Along with your application form make sure you submit the following:
- any Resource consents you've received as part of this application
- a Code of Compliance certificate if you received one as part of the application
- The appropriate fee for your application. We'll advise you of the correct amount before you apply
Once the application is processed, a Certificate of Registration will be sent to you.
Renewal of offensive trade licence
To help you renew your existing registration, each year we'll send you an invoice and a filled-out application form. Please make any changes necessary to the application form, sign it and return it with the appropriate fee. We'll send you a new Certificate of Registration once we receive your application form and fee.
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 will vary between different types of registrations. You can view 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.