This page contains information about applying for a licence to operate a mobile shop, hawk or set up a stall in the Whangarei District.
8/05/2020 4:34 p.m.
Who needs a licence?
If you want to operate a mobile shop, hawk or set up a stall in a public place in the Whangarei District, you will need to apply for a licence.
To help you understand what these different terms mean:
- A mobile shop operates for short periods in one location before moving on, eg an ice cream van.
- A hawker offers goods for sale, sometimes on foot, without prior invitation to visit that private or public place.
- A stall is a specific location where a business is set up for more than 30 minutes eg on the roadside.
You may also need to register as a food business if you intend to sell food. For further information about this, follow the link below.
Is anyone exempt from requiring a licence?
Yes. If you intend on setting up a food stall for a one-off event, or for fundraising purposes (maximum of 20 fundraising events per year), you do not require a licence.
However, you will need to provide notification of your food stall for assessment. Should the information provided meet the criteria, you will be issued with a Certificate of Exemption for your food stall.
If you think you fall into this category, please complete the notification form below.
Food Stall Notification [242kb]
How do I apply for a licence?
To apply for a licence under the bylaw, please complete the application form below.
Permit to Trade in Public Place Application [156kb]
Your application is referred to Council's Roading Department to assess any impact on traffic safety, and also Council's Parks Department where parks or reserves are affected.
If you want a stall site on a State Highway, you must apply to the Network Manager (Utilities) Highways and Network Operations at NZTA. Ph: (09) 969 9800.
If you want to operate in the Cameron Street Mall, you must apply for a permit. Please complete the application form below.
Submit your application
Whangarei District Council, Private Bag 9023, Whangarei 0148
Forum North, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
Walton Plaza, 4 Albert Street, Whangarei
Ruakaka Service Centre, Takutai Place, Ruakaka