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2. Apply and pay for a funeral directors business registration

The annual registration period is from the 1 April to the 31 May each year.

You should know

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 certificate of registration 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.

​Application fee

Read fee table.
Licence typePeriodFee
Funeral director's licence

​Annual

$303.50

How to apply for a funeral directors business registration

 Online

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

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 By post

Post your completed application form and supporting documents to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

 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.

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

​What happens next

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

If satisfied, we will issue the certificate of registration.

Once you receive your registration certificate, display it publicly in your premises.

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