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5. Renew your food registration

Whakahōutia tō rēhitatanga mahi kai

You should know

The licensing office will be closed from 12pm(noon) on Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Tuesday 5 January 2021.

If your registration is due to expire during this period, make sure you submit your application and payment before 22 December.

We will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

How to renew your food registration


It is your responsibility to ensure you renew your registration before it expires. You cannot renew an expired registration.

We will send you a renewal application form before your notice of registration expires - so it is important to let us know if your email or postal address changes.

If your registration expires, you need to re-register by lodging a new application and paying the full registration fees. Re-registering your business may impact your verification frequency. For more information on re-registering, email

If you continue to trade with an expired registration, the registration authority will consider legal action in the form of infringements or prosecution.

When you receive your renewal application, check the details and complete the form.

Your renewal letter will advise on how you can pay to renew your registration.

How to apply and pay


​To pay online follow the instructions in the last page of your renewal letter.

Pay a licensing renewal invoice

 By post

Send the completed form and payment to:

Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Victoria Street West

  Auckland 1142

or visit any of our service centres.

​Contact us if you need a replacement form.

Our tip

Renewal forms are posted to the address provided by the food business, at least six weeks before registration expires.

Contact us if you have not received your renewal form, and your notice of registration is about to be expire.