Dog registrations due for increase
Dog registration fees, liquor licences, and LIM reports are rising by 5.7 per cent from July, while market stall registrations are dropping by more than $200 in the council’s Long Term Plan proposal.
Dog registrations will increase from $139 a year to $145 and from $99 to $103 for neutered dogs. Late registration penalties will climb $5 to $40.
Food stall fees are being entirely restructured, with a $434 annual fee being replaced with much lower annual fees, bringing them in line with fees charged elsewhere in Wellington. Mobile food stall registration and licence fees are now $215 annually and stalls raising funds for sports clubs will now be charged just $47 a year.
Licences for businesses including hairdressers, funeral parlours, camping grounds and liquor stores will rise between $8 and $78 a year.
Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports will rise by $15 to $270 for residential properties and by $20 to $360 for commercial or industrial property.
The overall fee rises reflect a 4 per cent Consumer Price Index rise and the actual costs of licensing to the council, according to a report by general manager of environmental and regulatory standards David Rolfe.