Liquor Licences - Sale of Liquor (SOL) Compliance Certificate
This page explains what a Sale of Liquor (SOL) Compliance Certificate is and when you require it.
A SOL is required for all applications
Obtaining a Sale of Liquor Compliance certificate is the first step in your On-Licence, Off-Licence and Club Licence application.
The certificate is a joint certificate issued by the Porirua City Council’s Resource Consents and Building Compliance Centres confirming your premises comply with both the Resource Management Act 1991 and New Zealand Building Code.
If you do not have this certificate your licence application cannot be either accepted or processed.
Applications are to be made to Porirua City Council for the SOL Compliance Certificate
To obtain a certificate print off the Application for SOL Compliance Certificate form from the Liquor licensing Forms link below, complete it and submit it to Council’s Customer Services Centre with the required fee.
You must have Resource Consent and Building Code compliance
Once your SOL application is received Council’s Resource Consents and Building Compliance Centres will check your application proposal against your property records, the Porirua City District Plan and New Zealand Building Code to ensure it complies with both the Resource Management Act 1991 and Building Act 2004.
The SOL is required in all new licence applications, regardless of whether the premises have been previously licensed or not.
A SOL Compliance Certificate will only be issued if there are no outstanding legal issues
If your application is legally compliant, the certificate will be jointly signed off and you will then be able to proceed with your licence application.
If any Resource Consent or building issues remain outstanding, a SOL Compliance Certificate cannot be issued until they are satisfactorily remedied.
Links to more liquor licensing information
Porirua City Council links: