Health Licences

Hairdressers Registration

All hairdresser’s premises, including home-based salons, need to be registered by the Council under the Health (Registration of premises) Regulations 1966. You need to display the Certificate of Registration in a public part of the premises. Hairdressers are required to comply with and be inspected under the Health (Hairdressers) Regulations 1980 (PDF, 301KB). Your hairdressing premises will be inspected annually by an Environmental Health Officer to check compliance with the regulations.

 

Opening a new premises

Before you open a new home-based, mobile or CBD hairdressing business:

  • Check with a planning officer if it is appropriate for you to operate a hairdressers’ business at the address. Contact the Planning Team to discuss your plans.
  • Get a building consent. You will need this if you are building a new premises or altering an existing building or plumbing. 
  • Be familiar with the Health (Hairdressers) Regulations 1980. This sets out the structural criteria for hair salons and the conduct and practices of hairdressers.
  • Register your hairdressing business. You will need to contact the Environmental Health Team to arrange a pre-opening inspection by an Environmental Health Officer and you will need to fill out a Registration of Premises Application and submit it to Council via our Customer Centre, 161 Queen Street or email [email protected].
  • To complete registration you will also need to pay the registration fee over the counter at the customer centre or via internet banking. We will issue you with a Certificate of Registration once we have processed your application and received payment.

 

Transfer ownership of an Existing Premises

If you take over existing premises, you must notify us to transfer the registration in your name by completing the Registration of Premises Application. You can apply for a transfer by checking the ‘No’ option box under the Business Details section. We must receive applications within 14 days of you taking over the business. After this period, the registration lapses and cannot be transferred.  If the registration expires, you have to apply for a new certificate of registration.

 

Hair and Beauty Dual Registration

If your hairdressing business will also be offering beauty treatments, including nail treatments and solariums you will also need to be registered and inspected under the relevant bylaw.

There is a discount applied to dual hair and beauty registration, however, you will need to fill out the Beauty, Nail, Tattoo, Piercing Application form in addition to your hairdresser registration form.

See Beauty Therapists, Solarium Operators, Nail Technicians, Tattooists and Skin Piercers below for further information.

 

Registration Renewal

Your registration will be renewed annually, you will be sent a notification of when your registration is due.

Beauty Therapists, Solarium Operators, Nail Technicians, Tattooists and Skin Piercers Registration

The bylaw aims to ensure Masterton residents and visitors are protected from health risks associated with procedures that penetrate the skin, may cause bleeding or involve contact with clients skin or body fluids. These businesses are at risk of transmitting blood-borne infections such as HIV and Hepatitis B & C or viral, bacterial and fungal infections of the skin and nails. These diseases and infections can be passed from client to client, operator to client or client to operator so hygienic processes are essential. Below is an example of treatments that are covered by the bylaw, but is not a complete list. Speak to an Environmental Health Officer if you are not sure if a business activity or treatment you are offering is required to be registered under the Bylaw:

 

Business services that involve piercing the skin include, but are not limited to;

  • Acupuncture
  • Body piercing
  • Electrolysis, red vein treatment and dermarolling/stamping
  • Tattooing
  • Traditional tools tattooing
  • Microblading of eyebrows
  • Cosmetic Tattooing

Business services that risk breaking the skin include, but are not limited to;

  • Manicure/pedicure
  • Exfoliation
  • Hair removal by waxing, tweezing or threading
  • Blackhead extractions

Business services that risk burning the skin include, but are not limited to;

  • Sun-beds
  • Pulsed light and laser treatment

Business services that risk transmitting skin and nail infections include, but are not limited to;

  • Manicure and pedicures
  • Nail augmentation

 

Opening new premises

Before you open a new home-based, mobile or CBD business:

  • Check with a planning officer if it is appropriate for you to operate a beauty, nail technician, solarium, tattoo or body piercing business at the address. 
  • Get a building consent. You will need this if you are building a new premises or altering an existing building or plumbing.
  • Be familiar with the Beauty Therapists, Solarium Operators, Nail Technicians, Tattooists and Skin Piercers bylaw. This sets out the structural criteria for beauty, nail, tattooing and skin piercers premises and the conduct and practices of the operators.
  • Register your business. You will need to contact the Environmental Health Team to arrange a pre-opening inspection by an Environmental Health Officer and you will need to fill out a Registration of Premises Application and submit it to Council via our Customer Centre, 161 Queen Street or email [email protected]. To complete registration you will also need to pay the registration fee over the counter at the customer centre or via internet banking. We will issue you with a Certificate of Registration once we have processed your application and received payment.

 

Transfer ownership of an Existing Premises

If you take over existing premises, you must notify us to transfer the registration in your name by completing a Registration of Premises Application. We must receive applications within 14 days of you taking over the business. After this period, the registration lapses and cannot be transferred.  If the registration expires, you have to apply for a new certificate of registration.

 

Registration Renewal

Your registration will be renewed annually, you will be sent a notification of when your registration is due.

Funeral Directors Registration

All Funeral homes need to be registered by the local authority under the Health (Registration of premises) Regulations 1966. You need to display the Certificate of Registration in a public part of the premises. Funeral directors are required to comply with and be inspected under the Health (Burial) Regulations 1946. Your premises will be inspected annually by an Environmental Health Officer to check compliance with the regulations.

 

Opening a new Funeral Home

  • Check with a planning officer if it is appropriate for you to operate a funeral directors business at the address.
  • Get a building consent. You will need this if you are building a new premises or altering an existing building.
  • Register your Funeral Home. You will need to contact the Environmental Health Team to arrange a pre-opening inspection by an Environmental Health Officer and you will need to fill out a Registration of Premises Application and submit it to Council via our Customer Centre, 161 Queen Street or email [email protected].
  • To complete registration you will also need to pay the registration fee over the counter at the customer centre or via internet banking. We will issue you with a Certificate of Registration once we have processed your application and received payment.

 

Taking over an Existing Premises

If you are taking over an existing premises, you must notify us to transfer the registration in your name by completing the Registration of Premises Application. You can apply for a transfer by checking the ‘No’ option box under the Business Details section. We must receive your application within 14 days of you taking over the business. After 14 days, the existing registration will lapse and you cannot transfer it into your name.

 

Registration Renewal

Your registration will be renewed annually, you will be sent a notification of when your registration is due.

Offensive Trades Registration

Offensive trades must be registered and inspected under the Health Act 1956, the Health (Registration of premises) Regulations 1966 and Masterton District Council Consolidated Bylaws. Offensive trades include but are not limited to:

  • Fish cleaning
  • Rubbish collection and disposal
  • Transfer stations
  • Septic tank desludging and disposal of sludge
  • Dag crushing
  • Wool Scouring

(See Schedule 3 of the Health Act 1956 for a complete list of Offensive Trades)

 

Starting a new business

If your new business will be conducting an activity considered to be an offensive trade you will need to comply with the relevant Acts and Bylaws. Contact the Environmental Health Team to:

  • Discuss structural requirements and conditions for compliance with the Act and Bylaws and get a building consent. You will need this if you are building a new premises or altering an existing building.
  • Register your business. You will need to contact the Environmental Health Team to arrange a pre-opening inspection by an Environmental Health Officer and you will need to fill out a Registration of Premises Application and submit it to Council via our Customer Centre, 161 Queen Street or email [email protected].
  • To complete registration you will also need to pay the registration fee over the counter at the customer centre or via internet banking.
  • We will issue you with a Certificate of Registration once we have processed your application and received payment.

The application will also be sent to the Medical Officer of Health for approval.

 

Taking over an Existing Business

If you take over an existing business, you must notify us and complete a Registration of Premises Application. If there is an existing registration, you can apply to transfer it into your name. You must apply within 14 days of taking over the business. After this period, the registration lapses and cannot be transferred. If there is no current registration you need to apply for a new one.

 

Registration Renewal

Your registration will be renewed annually, you will be sent a notification of when your registration is due.

Camping Ground Registration

Camping grounds are required to be registered under the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966. You need to display the Certificate of Registration in a public part of the premises. Camping grounds are required to comply with and be inspected under the Camping Grounds Regulations 1985. Your camp ground will be inspected annually by an Environmental Health Officer to check compliance with the regulations.

 

Opening a new camp ground

Before you open a new camp ground you will need to:

  • Check with a planning officer to see if it is appropriate for you to operate a camp ground at the address.
  • Get a building consent. You will need this if you are building new buildings or altering existing buildings.
  • Register your campground. You will need to contact the Environmental Health Team to arrange a pre-opening inspection by an Environmental Health Officer and you will need to fill out a Registration of Premises Application and submit it to Council via our Customer Centre, 161 Queen Street or email [email protected].
  • To complete registration you will also need to pay the registration fee over the counter at the customer centre or via internet banking. We will issue you with a Certificate of Registration once we have processed your application and received payment.

 

Taking over an existing campground

If you are taking over an existing campground, you must notify us and complete a Registration of Premises Application. If there is an existing registration, you can apply to transfer it into your name. You must apply within 14 days of taking over the business. After this period, the registration lapses and can not be transferred. If there is no current registration you need to apply for a new one, see above for details.

 

Registration Renewal

Your registration will be renewed annually, you will be sent a notification of when your registration is due.

Amusement Device Permit

Before you operate an amusement device in the Masterton District you need to apply for a permit. An amusement device is any mechanically powered unit that is used for rider enjoyment, for example miniature ride on trains, miniature ride on cars or mini bikes. See the Amusement Device Regulations 1978 for further information or contact an Environmental Health Officer by emailing [email protected]

To apply for a permit, fill out an application form and bring it into our Customer Centre at 161 Queen Street, Masterton or email it to [email protected].

Please apply for a permit at least 5 working days before your planned event. If you need an urgent inspection (less than 5 working days), let us know when you submit your application. Officers may or may not be available for late notice inspections.

Inflatable devices, e.g. bouncy castles and slides, are not covered by the Amusement Device Regulations, if you are planning on operating an Inflatable Device please click here to see Worksafe NZ advice and operating requirements for inflatable devices.

 

Registration Renewal

Your registration will be renewed annually, you will be sent a notification of when your registration is due.

How do I make a complaint about a business?

If you are concerned about the standard of hygiene or believe that the business is operating without a Certificate of Registration please contact the Council and we will investigate.