Step 1 - YOU

Things you need to know

You can apply for a Merchandise Display Permit if the merchandise is placed against the shop it belongs to and it does not create a nuisance.

To complete this online form, you will need to scan and attach the following supporting documents:

  • a map showing the location of the merchandise display
  • a photograph of the merchandise display
  • a current copy of your public liability insurance cover of $2 million minimum.

Fees you might expect

Fee for new applications in relation to any of:-
- signs on footpaths
- merchandise display
- tables and chairs on footpaths
- mobile shops
The stated administration fee plus the applicable annual fee portioned on a monthly basis $90.00
Merchandise Display
Annual fee per m2 $116.00

How to pay

We accept cash, and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) payments. Please note a 1.2% surcharge applies for credit card payments. You can pay us:

By visiting

Hamilton City Council
260 Anglesea Street

By internet transfer

Direct credit payments can be made to Hamilton City Council


Particulars: Debtors
Code: W517.0010.0100
Reference: Business Trading Name

Pay online

Payment can be made by debit/credit card when applying for a permit through our online portal.

Step 2 - YOU

The application

Apply for a Merchandise Display Permit

You can also apply by downloading the application form and submitting it using the online form below.

Max file size: 5 MB; Allowed extensions: pdf,doc,docx


What to expect

As part of the processing of your application a warranted officer of the Hamilton City Council may need to conduct a site visit to measure the designated area.

Factors taken into consideration when approving a permit are public safety, location, time, type of activity and whether the activity will create a public nuisance.


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Last updated 12 October 2023