Environmental Health Services fees and charges

Here are the fees we charge for Environmental Health Services, including inspections, permits and licences.

All fees and charges include GST. Effective 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Environmental health charges are imposed under Regulation 7 of the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966 to recover the cost to the Palmerton North City Council of providing environmental health services. 

 Fixed charges
These charges cover the standard cost to Council in carrying out the work listed. However, additional charges may apply depending on the circumstances, such as additional inspections, change of ownership or interpretation services that may be incurred by the Council during or after processing the application, or carrying out related inspections.
 Work type  Discounted fee if paid in July 2021  Standard fee if paid after July
Annual inspection of premises for hairdressers $170 $255
Annual inspection of camping grounds $430 $645
Annual inspection of mortuaries $430 $645
Annual inspection for offensive trades $430 $645
Activity fees
Mobile trader food permit $202 
Mobile trader non-food permit $109 
Event or festival food inspections  At cost of officer's time per hour (event or festival organisers are responsible for inspection costs)
Amusement device inspection fee  $11.50 (plus officer's time for inspection)
Change of ownership for a health licence  $215
Change of ownership for hairdresser  $108


Other fees
These fees may be applicable to an application or inspection, or may be applied as a single charge.
Hairdressers additional inspection  At cost of officer's time per hour
Setting up premises inspection(s)  At cost of officer's time per hour
Interpretation service  Actual cost plus 10% to cover Council administration costs
Inspections for tank removal/installations  At cost of officer's time per hour


 Charges for Council staff
These charges are the rate per hour (or part thereof) for Council staff services.
 Principal Environmental Health Officer  $209
 Environmental Health Officer and Environmental Health Technical Officer  $187
 Administration Staff  $120
 Senior Business Support Officer  $168
 Environmental Health Cadet  $169
 Head of Environmental Protection Services  $226
 General Manager  $246

The Head of Environmental Protection Services is authorised to remit, reduce or refund any of these fees or part of a fee in any particular case where there are special grounds for doing so.