A Manager’s Certificate authorises the holder to manage licensed premises. An application is made under section 219 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
To hold a manager's certificate you must:
Complete and submit this application form and pay the associated fee. Payment can be made at the time of applying by Credit / Debit Card or POLi, or after applying in person.
New Manager's Certificate Application Form (Print Version)(PDF, 2MB)
You can pay by cash or EFTPOS at any Horowhenua District Council office.
Pop into your nearest Council office:
Once your application has been received (and matched with your payment) it will be sent to the following agencies to enquire into and report on:
Please note that the statutory timeframe allowed for the processing of applications is 20 working days.
Council’s Liquor Licensing Inspector will be in contact with you to arrange an interview to assess your knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and to determine if you are suitable to control a licensed premises. The inspector will take you through a number of scenarios covering:
Your application and reports from the agencies involved will be passed on to the Horowhenua District Licensing Committee (DLC) to make a decision whether to grant the issue of a manager’s certificate. If there is no opposition to your application you will be notified that the manager’s certificate has been granted. If there are any objections or opposition to your application, you will be asked to attend a public hearing before the DLC.
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