Stalls and mobile businesses

To operate a mobile shop, hawker, alfresco dining or set up a stall in a public place in the Far North District, you will need to apply for approval.

Definitions

  • A mobile shop operates for short periods in one location before moving on, e.g. 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 e.g. on the roadside.
  • Alfresco dining enables the private use of public space for outdoor dining
  • A site permit allows an operator to trade from a specific site on a daily basis for the duration of the permit

You may also need to register as a food business if you intend to sell food.  Please see our Food Registration information on the following page.

Apply for a license

Step 1.Complete form

To trade in public or set up a stall, please download and fill in the application.

Application for Hawker Street Stall, Mobile Shop

Form: Alfresco Dining Approval Application Form

The fee for application can be found in our “Fees & Charges"

Step 2.Return to Council

Please return the form to Council by post, in person or by email.

Far North District Council

Attention: Environmental Health Services
Private Bag 752, Memorial Ave

Kaikohe 0440

Email: ask.us@fndc.govt.nz

Alternatively, the form can be returned to any of Council’s Offices or Service Centers.

Step 3.Department referral

Your application will be referred to the following areas of Council:

  • Roading Department - to assess any impact on traffic safety.
  • Parks Department - where parks or reserves are affected.
  • In some instances applications may be referred to the relevant Community Board for determination

Step 4.Trade on a State Highway

To trade on a state highway, you must apply to the New Zealand Transport Authority. 

Call the Network Manager (Utilities) Highways and Network Operations on 09 969 9800.

Apply for a license exemption

You do not need a license if you intend to set up a food stall for:

  • A one-off event
  • Fundraising purposes (maximum of 20 fundraising events per year).

You will need to provide notification of your food stall for assessment.

Step 2.Return to Council

Please return the form to Council by post, in person or by email.

Far North District Council

Attention: Environmental Health Services
Private Bag 752, Memorial Ave
Kaikohe 0440

Email: ask.us@fndc.govt.nz

Alternatively, the form can be returned to any of Council’s Offices or Service Centers.

Step 3.Issue exemption

If you meet the exemption criteria, you will be issued with a Certificate of Exemption for your food stall.