Environmental Health and Licensing


Masterton District Council is required by legislation to protect, promote and enhance public health within the District.

Our Environmental Health Unit has wide ranging roles, from distributing public health information to undertaking environmental sound surveys. Our main focus areas are:


  • Annual registration and licensing
  • Responding to health concerns, such as drinking water
  • Environmental sound surveys
  • Swimming pool water quality
  • Responding to concerns of insanitary conditions and health nuisances



Noise Control

Information about noise control regulations in the Masterton District, and how to make a noise complaint.


We help reduce alcohol abuse through our responsibilities and obligations under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.

Health Licenses

Licensing information for home-based, mobile or commercial premises operating as hairdressers, beauticians, nail technicians, tattooists or body piercers, funeral parlours, camping grounds, amusement devices and in the offensive trades.


Information about licensing, registration and starting a new food business or a food stall.

Mobile Traders

Information for Hawkers, Buskers and Mobile Traders.