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1. Check if you can open a health and beauty business in your area

You should know

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All health and beauty businesses (including tattoo, piercing and traditional tattooing businesses) can use this guide.
For hairdressing business information, see our hairdressing guide.

​Before opening a new health and beauty business, call us on 09 301 0101 and ask to speak with a planning officer.

We can tell you if it is appropriate for you to operate your business at the address.

We will also tell you about operating requirements in the area, including parking and lighting.

In some cases, you may need a resource consent.

You may also need a building consent if you are building a new premises or altering an existing building.

Call us on 09 301 0101 and ask to speak with someone from the building consent team.