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Alcohol Licensing Fees

The application fee applies to applications for new licences, renewals of licences and variations to licences.  Application fees are payable on date of application.

In the case of a new licence, the annual fee must be paid prior to the issue of the licence and subsequently must be paid on the anniversary of the date the licence was issued.

In the case of an existing licence, the annual fee is payable on the most recent of the following:

-    the date on which the licence was issued

-    the date on which the licence renewed

-    the date on which a variation of the licence was granted.

Pursuant to Regulation 6(4) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013 the Council may, in its discretion and in response to particular circumstances, assign a fees category to premises that is one level lower than the fees category determined.

Kapiti Coast District Council has determined that licensing staff may, on application and on a case by case basis lower the fee category from low to very low for a cafe or restaurant that has licensed hours up until a maximum of 5pm.  To find out more about this and check whether you are eligable for the fee reduction please contact a licensing inspector.

Alcohol licensing fees

Very low

Application fee $368 and annual fee $161

Low

Application fee $609.50 and annual fee $391

Medium

Application fee $816.50 and annual fee $632.50

High

Application fee $1,023.50 and annual fee $1,035

Very high

Application fee $1,207.50 and annual fee $1,437.50

TheSale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act) was fully enacted on 19 December 2013.

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations associated with the Act include a fee regime for licensed premises and other types of licensing applications. In addition it includes a risk based fee structure for licensed premises which includes both an application and annual fee component.

Dependent on changes to the operation of the premises or enforcement actions undertaken against a licensee or manager, the annual fees may change each year. The fee categories represent a risk rating for types of premises, their trading hours and if they have had enforcement actions taken against them. They are calculated in accordance with Regulation 4 to 8 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013

Special licences

Class 1 − 1 large event or more than 3 medium events or more than 12 small events

$575

Class 2 − 1-3 medium events or 3-12 small events

$207

Class 3 − 1 or 2 small events

$63.25

Definitions of an event which the Territorial Authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of:

−    Large event – more than 400 people

−    Medium event – between 100 and 400 people

−    Small event – fewer than 100 people.

Pursuant to Regulation 10(2) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (fees) Regulations 2013, the Territorial Authority may, in its discretion and in response to particular circumstances, charge a fee for a special licence that is one class below the class of licence that is issued.

Kapiti Coast District Council has determined that  licensing staff, may, on application and on a case by case basis, lower the fee for a series of more than 12 small events from $575 to $207 for an applicant that is a service club such as Rotary or Lions, or a Retirement Village association.  To find out more about this and check if your group is eligable for the fee reduction, please contact a licensing inspector.

Fees payable for other applications

Manager’s certificate application or renewal

$316.25

Temporary authority

$296.70

Temporary licence

$296.70

Extract of register (ARLA or DLC)

$57.50

Related links

Alcohol licensing fees and charges list

More on alcohol licensing

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Updated 30 June 2016