Subpart 4—Licensing process: special licences

Applications for special licences

137 Filing of applications

(1)

An application for a special licence must be filed, at least 20 working days before the day on which the event concerned begins,—

(a)

with the licensing committee for the district in which the premises concerned are situated, if it is an application for a licence for premises that are not a conveyance:

(b)

with the licensing committee for the district in which the applicant’s principal place of business in New Zealand is situated, if it is an application for a licence for a conveyance.

(2)

The licensing committee may consider an application for a special licence filed less than 20 working days before the day on which the event concerned begins, if satisfied that the need for a special licence could not reasonably have been foreseen earlier.

(3)

If (under subsection (2)) the licensing committee decides to consider an application for a special licence filed less than 20 working days before the day on which the event concerned begins,—

(a)

it must, after consulting the Police and the Medical Officer of Health, fix a period of less than 15 working days after receiving a copy of the application within which reports from the Police or Medical Officer of Health must be received; and

(b)

it must notify the Police, an inspector, and the Medical Officer of Health of the period fixed when sending copies of the application under section 141(1).

(4)

If the licensing committee fixes under subsection (3) a period of less than 15 working days, the references in section 141 to 15 working days must (in relation to any report on the application concerned) be read as a reference to the period fixed.

Compare: 1989 No 63 s 76(2)