Register your new or existing saleyard here.

Saleyards must be registered and inspected on an annual basis, and comply with a number of legal requirements including:

Before applying for a registration certificate, check if you also need:

Resource consent

Your proposed business must comply with District Plan rules. We recommend getting in touch with our planning team to discuss any requirements by phoning 0800 732 732 or emailing general@southlanddc.govt.nz

Find out more about resource consents.

Building consent

Your proposed business must comply with the Building Act 2004. We recommend getting in touch with our building team to discuss your project and clarify any requirements by phoning 0800 732 732 or emailing building-cs@southlanddc.govt.nz

Further details are available on the building services page.

Here is a checklist of our requirements:

Refer to the application form for instructions on how to make a payment.

One year unless withdrawn earlier by Council.  If the licence holder wants to continue use of the area after the expiry date, a renewal is to be applied for prior to expiry.

Fees for other registered premises are available here

A full schedule of Southland District Council’s fees and charges is available here fees and charges page.

The first inspection is carried out prior to trade starting and the issue of a registration certificate, and yearly thereafter.

For advice on registering a new saleyard or making changes to an existing business please contact the health team by email health@southlanddc.govt.nz or phone on 0800 732 732.

To contact our other teams Planning, Building, and Water and Waste email general@southlanddc.govt.nz or phone 0800 732 732.