Food safety fees

The full list of food safety fees and when they apply.

Fee changes due to COVID-19

As part of the Council’s Pandemic Response Plan, our fees will be changing from Tuesday 1 March 2022 to 28 February 2023.

If your food registration is up for renewal from Tuesday 1 March 2022 onwards, then your fee will be $1. All verification visits during this period will be charged at $1 per visit.

Any food fees already paid for March and April will be refunded in due course.

Please be aware that due to COVID-19, there will be some delays. The team are responding as fast as we can so, please bear with us. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you would like to get in touch with someone from our team, please contact foodfees@wcc.govt.nz

Registration fees

Applying for a food registration certificate

All fees include GST.

Item Fee
New registration $155.00
Pre-opening inspection (1 hour) $155.00
Additional time (per hour) $155.00

If your pre-opening inspection takes longer than an hour or your verification takes longer than two hours, you may be invoiced for the extra time at $155.00 per hour.

Grease trap fees

Grease trap fees are due when you first register and when you renew your registration.

All fees include GST.

Item Fee
Grease converter $323.25
Grease trap: big dipper or passive $141.00
Grease trap: shared $71.75

Verification fees

Verification of your food business

All fees include GST.

Item Fee
Standard food control plan verification fee $620.00
Standard national programme verification fee $310.00
Additional time (per hour) $155.00

Renewal fees

Renewing your food registration certificate

All fees include GST.

Item Fee
Food control plan registration renewal fee (every year) $77.50
National programme registration renewal fee (every second year) $77.50

Note: Grease trap fees will also apply when renewing your registration.

Fees for changes to your registration

All fees include GST.

Item Fee
Significant changes $155.00
Minor changes $77.50
Voluntary suspension of operations $77.50

Compliance fees

All fees include GST.

Item Fee
Issue of enforcement notice $155.00
Application for review of outcome $155.00
Statement of compliance $77.50
Additional charges for time spent on site (per hour) $155.00
Infringement for operating without a registration $450.00

Paying food safety fees

The email or letter you receive when we send the invoice will confirm the date you need to make payment by. This is the correct date, not the 20th of the month following, as may be stated in the invoice.

Pay online

Pay in person

Pay by post

Late payments

Late payments are calculated as Charge + 10%. You can pay online or at our Service Centre.

A late payment will incur all costs and expenses associated with recovery of the overdue amount, including debt collection or legal fees.

Paying additional fees

You'll be sent an invoice for any additional fees. Payment is due the 20th of the month following the date on the invoice.

Need help?

The Public Health team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Public Health
Phone: 04 499 4444
Email: publichealthenquiries@wcc.govt.nz