Covid-19 Update

ORANGE

Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more

For up to date information about alert levels, community cases, and getting tested visit covid19.govt.nz and health.govt.nz.

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Permits & licences

We're pretty easy going here in Porirua City but there are a few things you'll need licences and permits for.

Alcohol licensing

Kāti before you serve a drink! If you're planning to sell or supply alcohol to the public, you need a licence.

Amusement devices

Merry-go rounds, jet skis, parasails, and mini bikes are great fun but you'll need a permit to operate one, whether it’s on public or private property.

Apply to close a road

If you are organising an event that requires a road to be closed temporarily, you will need to apply for a permit and a corridor access request first.

Busking & street entertainment

Porirua City has talent! Buskers we want to see and hear your skills, but first get in touch for a permit.

Boatsheds & pole moorings

Porirua City has some iconic boat sheds across Titahi Bay, Camborne, Paremata, and Onepoto. Here we detail the rates and licenses that apply to each area.

Drones

Drones are becoming more popular, but make sure you obtain a permit when flying over Council land.

Displaying Goods For Sale

There are rules around how you can display goods for sale in a public place

Food safety

Food stalls and food businesses need to be registered and have a license to sell food. Find out what you need to do to keep your customers safe.

Hazardous substance businesses

If you're setting up or buying a business that deals with hazardous substances please talk to us about resource consents and licensing first.

Lighting an outdoor fire

If you want to light an outdoor fire, check if you need a fire permit.

Outdoor Dining

You'll need a permit if you want a space for people to eat outside your premises

Overweight vehicles

If you're driving an overweight or oversized vehicles, please watch out for our roads and bridges. Some are off limits.

Registering your business

Hairdressers, funeral homes and campgrounds require registration. If you are planning to start or buy a new business please apply for your certificate.

Street appeals

If you wish to do a street appeal in Porirua City, you need to apply to us for a permit.

Trade waste consents

If your business drains oil, grease or other liquid waste into the sewer, you may need to apply for a trade waste consent.