Fees

Food registration and licence fees

As approved during the Annual Plan 2013/2014 process, licensing fees for food premises are being standardised across the region.

This will take place over a period of five years (2013/2014 – 2017/2018), with cost recovery rate for the food licensing service increasing from 63 per cent to 90 per cent over the period.

The tables below show the fees that will be applied for 2016/2017 (the third year of the transition period). The fee levels vary depending on which former council area the premises are located in.

  • All fees include GST.

Item

Fee (registration + Verification)

Registration Period (minimum)

Food Control Plan (to register a new FCP)

$930 ($310 + $620)

Registration fee $310

Verification fee $620

12 months

Food Control Plan (to renew the registration of an existing FCP)

$775 ($155 + $620)

Registration fee $155

Verification fee $620

12 months

National Programme 3 - Registration

$155

2 years

National Programme 2 - Registration

$155

2 years

National Programme 1 - Registration

$155

2 years

National Programme 3 - Verification

$465

National Programme 1 & 2 - Verification

$310

The new fees came into effect on 1 March 2016 and only applies to premises registered under the new Food Act 2014. The existing premises that have not transitioned will pay the existing fees. The existing premises that have been registered under the Food Control Plan before 1 March 2016 (deemed Food Control Plans), will pay the verification fee only.

The FCP verification fee of $620 is based on the verification time of four hours.
The NP 3 verification fee of $465 is based on the verification time of 3 hours.
The NP 1 & 2 verification fee of $310 is based on the verification time of 2 hours.

Verification time includes travel and report writing. There is an hourly fee for any time in excess of four hours. This includes follow ups on corrective actions.

Transitional fee category (Note 1) 

Standardised fee category (Note 1)

No transition Fee

Under transition Fee

Small high - risk A grade

Grade A, High risk

$1067

$1051

Small high - risk B grade

Grade B, High risk

$1256

$1256

Small high - risk D grade 

Grade D, High risk

$1445

$1445

Small high - risk E grade

Grade E, High risk

$1820

$1820

Large high - risk A grade

Grade A, High risk

$1067

$1067

Large high - risk B grade 

Grade B, High risk 

$1256

$1256

Large high - risk D grade

Grade D, High risk 

$1445

$1445

Large high - risk E grade 

Grade E, High risk 

$1820

$1820

Small medium - risk A grade 

Grade A, Medium risk 

$552

$552

Small medium - risk B grade 

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$929

Small medium - risk D grade 

Grade D, Medium risk 

$1155

$1134

Small medium - risk E grade 

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1429

Large medium - risk A grade 

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Large medium - risk B grade 

Grade B, Medium risk  

$929

$929

Large medium - risk D grade 

Grade D, Medium risk 

$1155

$1155

Large medium - risk E grade 

Grade E, Medium risk  

$1457

$1457

Small low - risk A grade 

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$401

Small low - risk B grade 

Grade B, Low risk 

$470

$465

Small low - risk D grade 

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$621

Small low - risk E grade 

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$830

Large low - risk A grade 

Grade A, low risk

$414

$414

Large low - risk B grade  

Grade B, low risk 

$470

$470

Large low - risk D grade 

Grade D, low risk 

$640

$640

Large low - risk E grade 

Grade E, low risk 

$866

$866

Re-grading and re-inspections 

Re-grading

$601

$601

Notes:

  1. These two columns provide an indicative mapping between the transitional (legacy) fee categories and the standardised fee categories under the new grading system. The actual risk and performance grade of a specific licensee (and hence the standardised fee category that it falls under) will be determined by the council, during the year prior.

Transitional fee category 

Standardised fee category

No transition fee

Under transition Fee

Small High risk A 

Grade A, high risk

$1067

$1051

Small High risk B 

Grade B, high risk

$1256

$1256

Small High risk D 

Grade D, high risk

$1445

$1445

Small High risk E 

Grade E, high risk

$1820

$1820

Large High risk A

Grade A, high risk

$1067

$1067

Large High risk B

Grade B, High risk

$1256

$1256

Large High risk D

Grade D, medium risk

$1445

$1445

Large High risk E

Grade E, high risk

$1820

$1820

Small Med risk A

Grade A, medium risk

$552

$552

Small Med risk B

Grade B, medium risk

$929

$915

Small Med risk D

Grade D, medium risk

$1155

$1134

Small Med risk E

Grade E, medium risk

$1457

$1429

Large Med risk A

Grade A, Medium risk

$552

$552

Large Med risk B

Grade B, medium risk

$929

$929

Large Med risk D

Grade D, medium risk

$1155

$1155

Large Med risk E

Grade E, medium risk

$1457

$1457

Small Low risk A

Grade A, low risk

$414

$401

Small Low risk B

Grade B, low risk

$470

$465

Small Low risk D

Grade D, low risk

$640

$621

Small Low risk E

Grade E, low risk

$866

$830

Large Low risk A

Grade A, low risk

$414

$414

Large Low risk B

Grade B, low risk

$470

$470

Large Low risk D

Grade D, low risk

$640

$640

Large Low risk E

Grade E, low risk

$866

$866

Re-grading and re-inspections 

Re-grading

$601

$601

Notes:

  1. These two columns provide an indicative mapping between the transitional (legacy) fee categories and the standardised fee categories under the new grading system. The actual risk and performance grade of a specific licensee (and hence the standardised fee category that it falls under) will be determined by the council, during the year prior.

Transitional Fee category

No transition Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk 

$1067

$945

Grade B, High risk 

$1256

$1100

Grade D, High risk 

$1445

$1254

Grade E, High risk 

$1820

$1562

Grade A, Medium risk 

$552

$523

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$832

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1017

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1264

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$411

Grade B, Low risk 

$470

$457

Grade D, Low risk  

$640

$596

Grade E, Low risk

$866

$781

Re-grading  

$601

$455

Food premises up to 50m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 2).

Standardised fee category (note 2)

No transition (note 3) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$988

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1143

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1297

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1606

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$875

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1060

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1308

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$639

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$824

Food premises up to 200m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 2).

Standardised fee category (note 2)

No transition (note 3) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1017

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1172

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1326

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1635

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$904

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1089

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1337

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$640

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$853

Food premises up to 400m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 2).

Standardised fee category (Note 2)

No transition (note 3) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1041

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1196

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1350

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1658

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$928

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1113

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1360

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$640

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$866

Food premises up to 800m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 2).

Standardised fee category (note 2)

No transition (note 3) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1065

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1220

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1375

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1683

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$929

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1138

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1385

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$640

Grade E, Low risk

$866

$866

Food premises over 800m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 2).

Standardised fee category (note 2)

No transition (note 3) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1067

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1254

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1408

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1716

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$929

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1155

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1418

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$640

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$866

Transitional fee category (note 2)

Standardised fee category (note 2)

No transition Fee

Under Transition Fee

Regrading 

Regrading

$601

$416

Notes:

  1.  Fees applied in the former Manukau City Council area were based on size as opposed to risk and performance grade. Specific fees were subject to a discount or surcharge up to plus or minus 20 per cent based on historical grades.
  2. These two columns provide an indicative mapping between the transitional (legacy) fee categories and the standardised fee categories under the new grading system. The actual risk and performance grade of a specific licensee (and hence the standardised fee category that it falls under) will be determined by the council, during the year prior.

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1) for food premises category 1.

Standardised fee category (note 2)

No transition (note 3) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1048

$855

Grade B, High risk  

$1234

$996

Grade D, High risk  

$1419

$1419

Grade E, High risk  

$1788

$1788

Grade A, Medium risk

$552

$544

Grade B, Medium risk

$929

$859

Grade D, Medium risk

$1155

$1132

Grade E, Medium risk

$1457

$1402

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, Low risk

$866

$866

Re-grading

$601

$533

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1) for food premises category 2.

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$984

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1153

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1445

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1820

Notes:

  1. These two columns provide an indicative mapping between the transitional (legacy) fee categories and the standardised fee categories under the grading system. The actual risk and performance grade of a specific licensee (and hence the standardised fee category that it falls under) will be determined by the council, during the year prior.

Existing food premises with A or B grading - general food retailing 

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$978

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1133

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$865

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$482

Existing food premises with A or B grading - multi-licence premises (e.g. supermarkets), registration of basic premises

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$978

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1133

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$865

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Eating houses (A or B grading) - take-away retailer

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$978

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1133

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$865

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Eating houses (A or B grading) - tea-rooms, coffee-bars, restaurants and licensed premises with seating for not more that 50 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$978

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1133

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$865

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Eating houses (A or B grading) - tea-rooms, coffee-bars, restaurants and licensed premises with seating for more than 50 but not more than 100 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (Note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$999

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1154

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$886

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Eating houses (A or B grading) - tea-rooms, coffee-bars, restaurants and licensed premises with seating for more than 100 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1020

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1175

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$907

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Eating houses (A or B grading) - wholesale manufacturing (including section 5 of the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 premises)

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$989

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$414

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1144

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$876

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Eating houses (A or B grading) - general food retailing

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1320

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1083

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1628

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1330

Grade E, Low risk  

$866

$847

New premises or registration

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note1), and if premises have not been graded or has a D or E grading - Multi-premises (e.g. Supermarkets) Registration of basic premises. 

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1320

Grade D, Medium risk

$1155

$1083

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1628

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1330

Grade E, Low risk  

$866

$847

Eating houses (if premises have not been graded or have a D or E grading) - take-away retailer

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1)

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1320

Grade D, Medium

$1155

$1083

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, High risk

$1820

$1628

Grade E, Medium

$1457

$1330

Grade E, Low risk

$866

$847

Eating houses (if premises have note been graded or have a D or E grading) - tea-rooms, coffee-bars, restaurants and licensed premises with seating for not more than 50 persons.

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade D, High risk

$1445

$1320

Grade D, Medium

$1155

$1083

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, High risk

$1820

$1628

Grade E, Medium risk

$1457

$1330

Grade E, Low risk

$866

$847

Eating houses (if premises have not been graded or have a D or E grading) - tea-rooms, coffee-bars, restaurants and licensed premises with seating for more than 50 but not more than 100 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade D, High risk

$1445

$1336

Grade D, Medium risk

$1155

$1099

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, High risk

$1820

$1644

Grade E, Medium risk

$1457

$1346

Grade E, Low risk

$866

$883

Eating houses (if premises have not been graded or have a D or E grading) - tea-rooms, coffee-bars, restaurants and licensed premises with seating for more than 100 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note1). 

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade D, High risk

$1445

$1359

Grade D, Medium risk

$1155

$1122

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1667

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1369

Grade E, Low risk  

$866

$886

Eating houses (if premises have not been graded or have a D or E grading) - wholesale manufacturing (including section 5 of the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 premises)

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category (note 1).  

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1313

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1076

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$640

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1622

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1323

Grade E, Low risk  

$866

$840

Tranitional fee category (note 1) 

Standardised fee category (note 1)

Fee from 1 July 2015

Re-grading

Re-grading

$601

$551


Notes:

  1. These three columns provide an indicative mapping between the transitional (legacy) fee categories and the standardised fee categories under the new grading system. The actual risk and performance grade of a specific licensee (and hence the standardised fee category that it falls under) will be determined by the council, during the year prior.

Transitional fee category (assessment banding) (note 1)

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition Fee

Under transition Fee

1-3

Grade A, Low risk

$414

$395

1-3

Grade B, Low risk 

$470

$463

>3-5

Grade A, Medium risk

$552

$508

>3-5

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$837

>3-5

Grade D, Low risk

$640

$642

>3-5

Grade E, Low risk

$866

$848

>5-7

Grade A, High risk

$1067

$930

>5-7

Grade B, High risk

$1256

$1105

>5-7

Grade D, Medium risk 

$1155

$1064

>7-9

Grade D, High risk

$1445

$1301

>7-9

Grade E, Medium risk

$1457

$1331

>9

Grade E, High risk

$1820

$1630

Premises reassessment

Re-grading

$601

$523


Notes:

  1. These two columns provide an indicative mapping between the transitional (legacy) fee categories and the standardised fee categories under the new grading system. The actual risk and performance grade of a specific licensee (and hence the standardised fee category that it falls under) will be determined by the council, during the year prior.

Food premises up to 50m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category  (assessment banding) (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$967

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1122

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1276

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1585

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$546

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$854

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1039

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1286

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$618

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$803

Food premises up to 51-100m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category  (assessment banding) (note 1).

Standardised fee category (Note 1)

No transition (Note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1007

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1162

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1316

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1625

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$894

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1079

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1327

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$640

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$843

Food premises less than 100m2

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category  (assessment banding) (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1048

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1203

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1357

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1666

Grade A, Medium risk  

$552

$552

Grade B, Medium risk 

$929

$929

Grade D, Medium risk  

$1155

$1120

Grade E, Medium risk 

$1457

$1367

Grade A, Low risk 

$414

$414

Grade B, Low risk  

$470

$470

Grade D, Low risk 

$640

$640

Grade E, Low risk 

$866

$866

Eating houses seating capacity up to 25 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category  (assessment banding) (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$978

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1134

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1288

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1596

Eating houses seating capacity between 26 and 50 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category  (assessment banding) (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1024

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1179

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1333

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1641

Eating houses seating capacity over 50 persons

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category  (assessment banding) (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Grade A, High risk  

$1067

$1048

Grade B, High risk  

$1256

$1203

Grade D, High risk  

$1445

$1357

Grade E, High risk  

$1820

$1666

Eating houses re-grading

The fees shown in this table are for the transitional fee category  (assessment banding) (note 1).

Standardised fee category (note 1)

No transition (note 2) Fee

Under transition Fee

Re-grading

$601

$543

Notes:

  1. These two columns provide an indicative mapping between the transitional (legacy) fee categories and the standardised fee categories under the new grading system. The actual risk and performance grade of a specific licensee (and hence the standardised fee category that it falls under) will be determined by the council, during the year prior.
  2. The fees shown in this column apply to new premises and existing premises being transferred to new owners, where the transition arrangement does not apply. Fees for other premises will be subject to the transition arrangement. These are displayed in the under transition fee column of the table.
  3. This is a one-off charge applied to new premises, in addition to the annual fees charged against risk and performance grade. The transition plan does not apply to this fee.

Description 

Fee type / basis of charging

fee from 1 july 2015

Duplication of licence 

Per copy

$122

Description 

Fee type / basis of charging

fee from 1 july 2015

Food licence for mobile food vendor

Annual

$305

Food licence for mobile food vendor - letter of exemption

Per application

$122

Notes:

  • Fees relate to existing operators only. New businesses or transfers of ownership are required to register under the Food Act.
  • Mobile food vendors trading in public places will also require a street trading licence from the council and pay the relevant fees and rent. For trading in public places, see Licence fees.

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