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Home based businesses

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What are the rules?

If you want to set up a home business you need to consider:

  • zoning - whether you can operate your business in your area
  • if you need to modify your building to accommodate the business
  • signage rules
  • food handling requirements (if you are going to operate a food business)
  • getting the appropriate licence to operate.

Start by speaking to one of our planners about zoning and checking with our licensing team if you need a licence to operate. These meetings are free and can be held over the phone, or in person.

Contact us on 09 301 0101 to arrange a meeting or to speak to a planner or someone from our licensing team.

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