Fees are set by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013. Fees for licences are based on recouping the costs of administering the system, and they vary depending on the risk profile of the premises.
Council gets to determine which businesses pose a high or low risk in Lower Hutt. We use a three-factor framework for determining the cost/risk rating of a premises.
Our Local Alcohol Policy (PDF 123.8 KB) goes into greater detail around how we have developed our risk framework and how we set our fees.
Look up our fees framework (PDF 43 KB) to see what your licence may cost.
Go to alcohol.org.nz for more information on how the law sets penalties and fines for who break their licence conditions.