Setting up a new business is exciting! We know there can seem to be a few hoops to jump through, so check out the information on this page, and give us a call if you have any questions. We’re keen to help you get your business up and running.
Applications for licences and certificates are processed by the Licensing Team at Council. We aim to deliver an effective service by raising awareness of the statutory requirements and helping you to navigate through the process.
Kāpiti has a thriving food scene, from restaurants, cafes and specialty stores, to our amazing farmers' markets. We can help you find out what you need to do to get your business up and running, or to make sure your fundraising stall meets all the requirements it needs to.
We all love a great hairdresser, and our hairdressers do an amazing job of looking after us; including following particular rules to keep everyone safe.
If you buy another kind of registered premises, such as a campground, funeral parlour, or other premises, you’ll need to transfer the registration within 14 days of taking over the business.