Environmental Health and Food Premises Fees


Note: when a food business operating under the grading system changes ownership the business must operate under the Food Act 2014, see fees below.

Fee structure

The fee structure for food premises in the 2017/18 financial year is weighted towards premises achieving an A Grade.  It reflects the council goal to get all premises on an A Grade for the betterment of the district, to achieve the highest standards and to strive towards a more sustainable food safety future.

The amounts relate to fees effective from 1 July 2017 and uses Risk Factor ‘C’ figures.

A Grade premises: pay $550 for registration.

This grading includes an allowance for one inspection (at no additional cost from last year except for indexing). The indexed fee change essentially rewards an operator for achieving the A Grade rating under the Kapiti Coast District Council Food Safety Bylaw 2006.

B Grade premises: pay $679 for registration.

This includes an allowance for two programmed inspections. Advice will also be targeted to a B Grade operator to assist them to achieve an A Grade rating under the Kapiti Coast District Council Food Safety Bylaw 2006.

D Grade premises: pay $810 for registration.

This includes an allowance for three programmed inspections during the year with ongoing advice and support from the council, as provided with the higher grades.

E Grade Premises: The Food Safety Bylaw 2006 has this category available and the fee is $940.

This fee is based on four programmed inspections.  This type of premises will not be tolerated within the district.  Officers will use all powers under the Kapiti Coast District Council Food Safety Bylaw 2006 to close premises if they fall into this category.  Once closed, a premises will only be authorised to reopen once the required work is complete and a monitoring programme is put in place.

There are no fees for new food businesses under the grading system.  All new businesses or businesses chnaging ownership must register a Food Control Plan or National programme under the Food Act 2014, see fees below.

Inspection rating

Number of inspections



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Other food activities

Additional inspection fee

$150 per hour

Re-grading fee

$150 per hour

Rest home premises are not required to be registered under the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974, yet are required to comply with the requirements of the Regulations.  To ensure compliance an inspection is required and costs are charged.

All rest homes are required to meet the same standards as the food premises.  The fee is in line with a Risk Factor C Grade A food premises.

Rest home

Rest home


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Food Act 2014 fees

Registration and verification fees provide for set time provision. Any additional time may be subject to the hourly rate of $150

Registration fees

New Food Control Plans (FCP) or National Programme (NP) 2 hours


Renewal for FCP and NP


New registration multi-site business (FCP and NP)

$300, plus $150 for each additional site

Renewel of Registration on Multi site business

$150, plus $50 for each additional site

Amendment to registration


Significant amendment to registration


Verification fees

These fees include preparation, travel (within the district) reporting and administration time, if the activity exceeds the maximum hours set then an extra charge of $150 per hour will be charged.

Food Control Plan (FCP) (4 hours)


National Programme 1 (NP1)
  (2 hours)


National Programme 2 (NP2)
  (2.5 hours)


National Programme 3 (NP3)
  (3 hours)


Deemed (FCP) (4 hours)


Verification multi-site business

See FCP or NP charges for first site plus $150 per hour for any other site requiring verification

Unscheduled verification

$150 per hour

Verification outside the district - FCP or NP

See cost for Verification and add any extra time, actual travel and accommodation costs.

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Other associated fees under Food Act 2014

Verification follow up or Corrective Action Request (CAR) follow up

$150 per hour

Investigation resulting in improvement notice

$150 per hour

Follow up in relation to an improvement notice

$150 per hour

Application for review of improvement notice

$150 per hour

Monitoring of food safety and suitability

$150 per hour

Cancelled verification (less than 24 hours’ notice)


Failure to attend or facilitate a scheduled verification


Enforcement activity related to registration or complaints

$150 per hour

Mentoring and advice or pre-verfications related to implementing a FCP or NP

$150 per hour

Service for which a fee has not been set under the Food Act 2014

$150 per hour

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Premises required to be registered under the Health Act 1956 and associated Regulations – current fees

Other Health Act

Hairdressers (home occupation)


Hairdressers (commercial premises)


Funeral directors


Camping grounds


Related links

Food and Health Licenses Information

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Updated 30 June 2017