Piercing, tattoo, beauty and hairdressing registration
If you want to start or purchase a beauty salon, tattoo shop, hairdresser, barber shop or other businesses that conduct skin penetration procedures, you first need to find out if you need to lodge an application to gain approval by contacting Council’s Duty Planning Officer on 02 4934 9700.
Registering a business
Business that conduct skin penetration procedures must register with Council by submitting a Skin Penetration Premises Notification form.
These businesses include:
- Hair removal
- Colonic lavage
- Ear/body piercing
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Blood cholesterol and glucose measurement
- Beauty treatments
You will need to contact Council’s Compliance Team for an inspection at least 48 hours before you plan to commence trading.
Once the business is operational, inspections are carried out sporadically, or if there’s a complaint. There are no routine inspections for hairdressers or barbers unless razor cuts or shaving procedures are conducted.
Outdoor dining approval
Maitland is one of the trial areas for free outdoor dining in NSW. You can check your eligibility and apply for outdoor dining via Service NSW.
There are five (5) requirements for having a outdoor dining area:
Keep all your outdoor furniture within your nominated site area and meet the location requirements of the policy.
Manage the flow of your customers, staff and the general public to ensure there are no obstructions to the footpath or roadway. Address the need for your customers to restrain pets at all times.
Fulfil the requirements of any Local Amenity Statement of your local Council and ensure your outdoor dining area makes a positive contribution to the amenity of the surrounding area.
Maintain your outdoor furniture to ensure it is in safe working order. This includes chairs, tables, umbrellas, heating and lighting.
- Legal & Compliance
Manage waste and recycling, minimise noise at all times, close at the required time, fulfil any obligations you have regarding the service of alcohol, and maintain current public liability insurance at the level required by your council.
Maitland is home to some outstanding and diverse locations for cinema and filming.
Council handles all film licence applications in the Maitland area.
Register a property for short term rental
All residential dwellings in Maitland can be rented out for short term accommodation.
Registrations for short term rental accommodations are completed via the Planning Portal.
Apply for a street stall
You need approval to hold a street stall for fundraising or other community activities.
A range of stalls can be applied for, such as a raffle tickets stall, donation collection or food goods stall. These can be set up outside of businesses or other Council land.
Regulated systems for businesses
Cooling towers and warm water systems, known as ‘regulated systems’, are legally required to be properly installed, maintained and cleaned by building owners and occupiers. This helps stop possible Legionnaires’ disease.
All water cooling and warm water systems must be registered with Council.
Register your water system
Only a 'duly qualified' contractor can install, operate, maintain and remove regulated systems. The Office of Fair Trading licenses contractors who undertake this work.
All regulated systems are required to be equipped with an operating and maintenance manual which includes details of inspections and services performed. Manuals and records must be kept on site.
Types of regulated systems
Regulated systems include:
- Water cooling towers (for air conditioning or industrial applications)
- Evaporative coolers (attached to non-residential premises)
- Humidifying systems (for agricultural or industrial applications)
- Warm water systems (including thermostatic mixing valves in hospitals).
Regulated systems can be inspected at any time. Building occupiers who fail to meet the requirements can receive heavy fines or even imprisonment.