Food safety and public health - fees and charges list

​​​​​​The information below covers fees and charges related to food safety regulations and legislation. This legislation and these fees are relevant to all  businesses that sell food in Hamilton city.  ​​​​

See​ food safety and public health​​ ​for more information on what you need to know and what you need to do in relation to food safety regulations and legislation. You'll also find information on how these regulations are relevant for hairdressers and other related businesses and to anyone who is planning to have a food stall at an event or for fundraising.

You can pay many of the fees below using our 'Online Services​'.

​View a list of fees and charges​ for all Council services.​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Food businesses

​$

​Registration of a Food Control Plan 
(under Section 56 of the Food Act 2014)
1. Processing an application for registration in relation to a new food business​Includes assessing the food business, workshop, mentoring (2hrs), processing the application, and issuing registration​560
​2. Processing an application for a new registration in relation to an existing food business transitioning from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974.Includes workshop, mentoring (2hrs), processing the application, and issuing registration​460
​3. Processing an application for a new registration in relation to an existing food business with a pre-March 2016 food control plan.​Includes processing the application and issuing registration​185
​4. Processing an application for a new registration in relation to a change in the operator.​Includes mentoring (2hrs), processing the application, and issuing registration​370
​5. Processing an application of an amended food control plan due to a significant amendment.​As defined in Section 45(3) of the Act​185
​6. Processing an application for a new registration in relation to an existing food business that failed to renew a now-expired registration.​​370
​7. Renewal of registration in accordance with Part 2 of Schedule 4 of the Food Act 2014 before the expiry of the current registration. ​​87
​8. Renewal of registration in accordance with Part 2 of Schedule 4 of the Food Act 2014 after the expiry of the current registration.​​185
Registration of food businesses subject to a National Programme 
(under Section 86(b) of the Food Act 2014)​
​These fees apply to all levels of national programmes
​1. Processing an application, assessment of, and registration in relation to a new food business.​138
2. Processing an application, assessment of, and registration in relation to an existing food business transitioning from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974.​​138
​3. Processing an application for a new registration in relation to a change in the operator.​138
​4. Processing an application for a new registration in relation to an existing food business that failed to renew a now expired registration.​275
​5. Renewal of registration in accordance with Part 2 of Schedule 4 of the Food Act 2014 before the expiry of the current registration.​87
​6. Renewal of registration in accordance with Part 2 of Schedule 4 of the Food Act 2014 after the expiry of the current registration.​138
​Other registration fees
(these apply to both food control plans and national programmes)
​1. Adding additional food businesses to a current registration.​per business​35
​2. Providing mentoring services in relation to preparing and implementing a food control plan.​per hour (15-min units)​​153
​Auditing
(including site visit, reporting and general)
​1. Scheduled audit (including reporting)​per hour (15-min units)​184
​2. Follow-up visits (including reporting)​per hour (15-min units)​184
​3. Unscheduled audit (including reporting)​per hour (15-min units)​184
​4. Termination due to failure of the operator to facilitate the audit​102
​Compliance monitoringby Food Safety Officers​
​1. Exercising any power referenced by and for the purposes expressed in Section 298 of the Act (except for Sections 302 and 303) where  a sanction(s) has been imposted by the Food Safety Officer and/or where some form of corrective action is required by the operator​per hour (15-min units)​184
​2. Issue of improvement notice in accordance with Section 302 of the Act, including development of the notice​per notice plus per hour spent developing and issuing the notice after the first hour​184
​3. Application for review of issue of improvement notice under Section 303 of the Act​per application plus per hour spent processing the application after the first hour​184
​4. Compliance monitoring activity associated with a market​per hour (15-min units)​153
​Other fees
​1. Providing mentoring services in relation to preparing and implementing a food control plan​per hour (15-min units)​153
​Premises Registration Fees (Food Hygiene Regulations 1974)
Upon renewal of registration or approval
​If paid by 30 June
​Risk factor band
​1.0 - 3.9​310
​4.0 - 5.3​625
​5.4 - 10.0​935
​10.1 - 15.0​1255
​15.1 - 20.0​1880
​20.1 - 25.0​3760
​Late payment penalty (for applications made after 30 June)​add 20%
​The renewal registration fess are to be modified in accordance with the following factors:
​(i) Where the sale of food is ancillary to the main line of business; or where the business is a bottle store; or​0.5 factor
​where the business operates on a part-time or seasonal basis; or is a vending machine
​(ii) Standard (one food processing/handling operation​1.0 factor
​(iii) Multiple and separate food processing/handling areas/units​1.5 factor
Upon noting of certificate after any change in occupation of the premises​35

​Other food-related fees

​$

​Occasional food premises​per stall holder​98
​Reinspection of food premises following a primary inspection​per hour (15-min units)​154
​Reissue of registration and approval certificates on request of holder​35
Regulated businesses
(hairdressers, offensive trades, camping grounds, mortuaries)
​These fees apply to all regulated businesses under the Health Act 1956
​Premises Registration Fees
​(a) July to December​154
​January to June​75
​(b) Upon renewal of registration​154
​Late payment penalty in relation to hairdressing shops only 
(for applications made after 30 June)
​add 20%
​(c) Upon noting of certificate after any change in occupation of the premises​35
​Funeral directors (with no mortuary)
​Registration fee
​(a) Upon application for initial registration​35
​(b) Upon renewal of registration​35
​Resource Management Act
​Actual and reasonable costs associated with processing and the monitoring conditions of an application for resource consent which may include but not limited to:
- Noise emissions
- Hazardous contaminants in soil
- Hazardous facility screening procedure
- Radio frequen​cy radiation
​per hour​169
​Building Act
​Actual and reasonable costs associated with processing consents which may include but not be limited to:
- Noise emissions
- Hazardous contaminants in soil
- Hazardous substances
​per hour​165​
​Information requests
​On application for an extract from any record or register (per application)​62
​Photocopying and printing
​A4​per page​1.10
​A3​per page​2.20​
​Where staff time exceeds 30 minutes this additional charge shall apply. Chargeable in 15-minute units.​per hour​100
​Noise control
​Recovery of seized property​245
​Recovery of costs for disabling building and car alarms​as invoiced​




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