Certificate of Registration

If you are a restaurant, takeaway premises, food stall operator or hawker, you must apply for a Certificate of Registration.

Mark Patterson, bar manager at The Southern Cross bar serving coffee.

Mark Patterson, bar manager at The Southern Cross bar serving coffee.

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To hold a Certificate of Registration, you need to have written Council approval.

If you are unsure, contact the Council's Public Health team:

Council Contact Centre

Phone (04) 499 4444
Email info@wcc.govt.nz
Mobile Free text 3400
Fax (04) 801 3138
 

Download

Selling Food - Licence or Registration Application Form (86KB PDF)

Apply for a certificate of registration

If you intend to handle food for sale, first complete the Application for Licence or Registration form and return it to our Public Health team.

Grading certificates for food premises

All food premises must meet the requirements of the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974.

Council's Health Officers inspect food premises annually.

Your food-premises grade is based on the Council's 4-category risk rating. The categories are:

  • Conduct and practices
  • Structure of the premises
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Staff training.

You can gain an 'Excellent' grade if your premises shows a higher level of compliance than what's required by the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974.

For advice about how to improve your grading certificate, see:

Food Sellers - Resources