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4. Apply and pay for a health and beauty licence

You should know

As the owner of the business it is your responsibility to get all other necessary consents, permits and licences.

This includes those under:

  • the Building Act 2004
  • Resource Management Act 1991
  • any other relevant Auckland Council bylaws.

A licence does not mean you have building or resource consent approval.

If you need a building consent, it is your responsibility to make sure you have a Code Compliance Certificate or a Certificate of Public Use before you start trading.

How to apply and pay


​See Ways to pay online for information on all payment options.

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 In person

​Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our libraries with council services and pay by:
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa.

 By post

​Send your completed application form, supporting documents to:

Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Victoria Street West

  Auckland 1142

​Licence applications are processed within 10 working days if we have all the relevant information and have received payment.

We will contact you if we need more information.

​What happens next

For a new premises we will contact you to arrange an opening inspection.

If satisfied, we will issue the licence.

Once you receive your licence, display it publicly in your premises.

We will inspect your business site annually to make sure you are meeting the requirements.