Many business activities require a consent, a licence or a permit from the Council.
If you would like to find out if your project/activity needs a consent, licence or permit, please contact us.
All premises that are involved in the manufacturer, preparation, storage or sale of food must be registered.
If you want to sell or supply alcohol, you must hold a current alcohol licence.
Hairdressers and barbers, campgrounds and funeral parlours are required to be licensed with the Council.
If you are planning an activity that will block or interrupt road traffic or pedestrians, you must obtain consent for a temporary road closure.
All in-ground residential pools must have compliant pool barriers to keep young children safe. This includes some spas and temporary pools.
The rules around the placement of signs can be complex and various permissions and permits may be necessary.
Permits are required for trading in the public places in our city.
Apply for approval for photography and filming in Christchurch parks and gardens.
A license from Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority (PSRA) must be held in order to sell approved products.
Disposing or discarding of waste such as organic, electronic, or construction and demolition waste.
Everyday products such as paints, cleaners, and batteries can actually pose a hazard to our health and environment.
Rules about trading on Easter Sunday are set by law under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990.
Offensive trades include rubbish collecting, dag crushing, tanning, wool scouring and the slaughtering of animals for any purpose other than human consumption.