Selling food

If you want to sell food in Wellington City you need a food registration certificate.

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2

Verification of food businesses
During the first few weeks of COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Wellington City Council's Public Health Officers will be visiting businesses to make sure they comply with the government's COVID-19 Alert Level 2 rules. During this time verification of food businesses will be limited and we will contact businesses individually to discuss making appointments for verifications.

Please note, we will check with businesses to make sure they are compliant with trading under the requirements of public health guidelines at Alert Level 2 and we can withdraw our permission for traders to trade on Council land for non-compliance. 
A Government Compliance Response has been established to deal with non-compliance of the Government's guidelines for operating under Alert Level 2.
COVID-19 compliance

COVID-19: Refunds for Hospitality Fees

Businesses can apply for a 25% refund for fees for food registrations and/or pavement leases paid between 1 July 2019 and 31 March 2020. 

Businesses that have paid full fees for alcohol licence renewals and/or food registrations and/or pavement leases after 1 April 2020 can apply for a refund.

Between 1 April and 30 June, applications to renew on and off licences, and alcohol annual fees, will be charged $1 plus the ARLA levy.

To apply for a refund use the Hospitality Registration and Licence Refunds form. Refunds will be processed within three weeks.