Apply for an individual licence

To apply you need to:

Pawnbrokers - Fit and Proper Person certification

If you operate as a pawnbroker and you are the provider of consumer credit (lender) or a mobile trader, and you are not already licenced or authorised by the Financial Market Authority or Reserve Bank of New Zealand, you must be certified under Part 5A of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCF Act) by the Commerce Commission.

More information about the Fit and Proper Person certification is available on the Commerce Commission website(external link).

  1. know whether you need a licence or certificate
  2. fill in the form
  3. give details of your identification
  4. have your passport-style photos witnessed
  5. have your statutory declaration witnessed
  6. include payment for the fee

Every partner in a partnership must hold an individual licence.

Where to send your application

Licensing Authority of Secondhand Dealers & Pawnbrokers

Form & fee

Application for an individual licence

It costs $410.

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