Alcohol Licensing Application Notices
You must ensure that:
- you have the correct licence for the type of premises (on, off or club) and;
- at least one person is a Certified Manager under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Applying for your Liquor Licence
1. Ask us to send, or, come into the Council to get an application pack.
2. Apply for resource consent:
- If the premises you intend using for the sale of liquor is a new premises or one which has not been used for the sale of liquor before, you need to apply to Council’s Planning Services Department for a resource consent.
- If the proposed premises is currently being used for the sale of liquor and you do not propose to change the hours during which liquor is to be sold, you need to apply to Council’s Planning Services Department for a planning certificate.
- If you propose to change the hours during which liquor is intended to be sold, you need to apply to Council’s Planning Services Department for a resource consent.
- If the proposed premise is not currently being used for the sale of liquor, or you propose to make changes to it, you may need a Building Code Certificate. You should check with Council’s Building Control Department.
3. Complete the requirements as listed in your application pack:
- your details (company, partnership etc)
- a scale plan that shows the parts of the premises you want licenced, the parts of the premises you want supervised, restricted or undesignated, (refer explanations for designations) and the principal entrance(s)
- a written statement from the owner giving you permission to be on the premises and to sell or supply liquor
- a street or area map showing the location of the premises
- a photograph of the premises or an artist’s impression of what it will look like when completed
- a sample menu (not required for off-license applications)
- a copy of your host responsibility policy (not required for off-licence applications)
4. Lodge your application with the District Licencing Committee
- For an on- or club license you should provide the original application plus three copies of the application including all documents. For an off-license application, provide just one original and one copy of the application and all documents.
- After Council has received and receipted your application you must place two public notices in either the Daily Post or the Rotorua Review no less than five working days and no more than 10 working days apart. Copies of the newspaper advertisements must be sent to the District Licensing Committee as soon as possible after they have been published.
- You are also required to place a notice in a conspicuous place on or adjacent to the site, using form 1A in the application pack (unless the secretary of the District Licensing Committee agrees that it is impractical to do so). You must also complete the statement in form 1A and return it to Council.
Types of Liquor Licence/Forms
Page reviewed: 03 Jul 2019 10:12am