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Registration of premises

The following businesses are required to have their premises registered under the Health Act 1956 before they can trade:

  • Hairdressers
  • Camping Grounds
  • Offensive Trades
  • Funeral Directors

These premises are inspected on a regular basis to ensure compliance with legislative requirements relating to each type of business premises.

  • A certificate of registration is issued after the premises have been checked by an environmental health officer to ensure the required standards are met. 
  • A certificate of registration must be renewed every year. 
  • The licensing period runs from 1 October to 30 September each year.   All licences expire 30 September each year.

Hairdressing salons must also be registered to show that the salon complies with the structural and sanitary requirements set down in the Health (Hairdressers) Regulations.

Establishing a hairdressing salon

To set up a hair dressing salon, you must have a certificate of registration before you can open for business. The certificate of registration shows that your salon complies with the structural and sanitary requirements set down in the Health (Hairdressers) Regulations.

Depending on the proposed set up of your salon, you may also need building and/or resource consent. For more information regarding City Plan requirements please call Council’s duty planner on 07 577 7000.

Brochure:  What you need to know about setting up a hairdresser's salon (2.51mb pdf)

Note - Beauty Therapy and Tattoo Parlours are not required to be registered.  Ministry of Health has some guidelines - refer Toi te Ora (phone 07 577 3394).

View fees and charges for registration

Application forms

Registration as a Funeral Director

Registration of Premises

Transfer of Registration of Premise

After purchasing a premise, the new owner is required to transfer the certificate of registration within 14 days.


Last Reviewed: 06/03/2017