Environmental Health - Fees & Charges

Environmental Health

Horowhenua District Council's Environmental Health fees and charges for the 2016/2017 financial year are provided below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2016. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates.

Environmental Health charges are set in accordance with Regulation 7 of the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966, or Regulation 83 of the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974, or section 205(1) of the Food Act 2014.

Food Premises – Regulation 83 of the Food Hygiene Regulations or section 205(1) of the Food Act 2014

These fees apply to both fixed premises and mobile food premises. The annual registration fees for premises registered under the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 are based on the weighting and grade scale in accordance with the Food Premises Grading Policy 2015.

An Accreditation Charge of $25.00 applies to all Food Premises.

Fees for Food Premises operating under the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 2016/17 Fees
FCP year 1 refers to businesses that fit the scope of an MPI template Food Control Plan under the Food Act 2014 and are due to transition in the first year; Other FCP refers to businesses that fit the scope of a MPI template Food Control Plan and are due to transition in the second year of transition. NP1, 2 or 3 refers to businesses that fit the scope of a National Programme at the relevant level as outlined in the Food Act 2014.   
A Grade FCP   $370.00
B Grade FCP  $520.00
U Grade FCP   $1,000.00
A Grade NP3   $340.00
B Grade NP3  $450.00
U Grade NP3   $850.00
A Grade NP2   $320.00
B Grade NP2   $385.00
U Grade NP2   $750.00
A Grade NP1   $240.00
General Premises (Annual Registration Fee) - set under Regulation 7 of the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966   
Hairdressers   $200.00
Funeral Directors   $200.00
Camping Grounds   $350.00
Transfer of Registration, if completed within 14 days of the change of occupier/ownership   $120.00
Food Business Fees Under the Food Act 2014     
Function  2016/17 Fees
Registering a Food Control Plan that is based on a MPI template (see Note 1)  $180.00 fixed fee for up to 2 hours processing time, then additional time is charged at $140.00 per hour
Registering a business under a national programme  $140.00 fixed fee for up to 1 hours processing time then additional time is charged at $140.00 per hour
Renewing the registration of a Food Control Plan that is based on a MPI template  $140.00 fixed fee
Renewing the registration of a business operating under a national programme  $140.00 fixed fee
Amendment to registration  Charged at hourly rate of $140.00 per hour
Verification of a Food Control Plan that is based on an MPI template  $140.00 fixed fee for up to 1 hour then additional time is charged at $140.00 per hour  
Verification of a National Programme $70.00 fixed fee (for up to 30 minutes then additional time is charged at $140.00 per hour    
Compliance and Monitoring  Charged at hourly rate of $140.00 per hour
Charges for travel outside of Horowhenua District (see Note 2)  Cost + 20%

Notes

  1. FCP training and resources are provided for free. Processing includes assessing whether the FCP has been tailored correctly and administration.
  2. If the verifier is required to travel outside of the Horowhenua District to verify a template Food Control Plan or a National Programme.