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POINTS TO NOTE
DO’S AND DON’TS
  • DO choose premises which are suitable for operating food business (Refer to the relevant statutory plan, the Government lease conditions, etc.)
  • DO choose premises which meet the Building Ordinace (Refer to the approved plans and documents from Building Department)
  • DO choose premises on floors with adequate loading capacity.
  • DO choose premises with adequate means of escape.
  • DO choose premises with mains water supply, flushed toilets and a proper drainage system.
  • DO choose premises capable of providing an independent and separate ventilating system to the kitchen, toilets and seating accommodation.
  • DON'T plan to use the areas where manholes or soil, waste and rain water pipes are situated as kitchens, food preparation rooms and sculleries.

  • DON'T choose premises located vertically below, therefore posing a fire hazard to, a registered school, child care centre, elderly home or residential care home for disability.
  • DON'T choose premises in areas designated for emergency use.
  • DON'T choose premises on the upper floors of single staircase buildings.
  • DON'T choose premises at or below basement level four.
  • DON'T remove the approved facilities provided for persons with a disability.
MINIMUM AREA OF FOOD ROOM
General Restaurants
Gross floor area of the premises (m²) Minimum area of food room (m²)
100 or less 25% of gross area AND not less than 8
100-150 22% of gross area AND not less than 25
150-250 19% of gross area AND not less than 33
250-500 16% of gross area AND not less than 48
500-1000 13% of gross area AND not less than 80
exceeding 1000 10% of gross area AND not less than 130
Light Refreshment Restaurants
Gross floor area of the premises (m²) Minimum area of food room (m²)
23 or less not less than 4.5
23-35 20% of gross area OR not less than 6
35-55 18% of gross area OR not less than 7.5
55-95 14% of gross area OR not less than 12
95-185 13% of gross area OR not less than 17
exceeding 185 9% of gross area AND not less than 18
Factory Canteens
Gross floor area of the premises (m²) Minimum area of food room (m²)
250 or less 14% of gross area AND not less than 5
250-1000 12% of gross area AND not less than 35
exceeding 1000 10% of gross area AND not less than 120
GOVERNMENT FEE
Gross floor area of the premises (m²) Annual Fee (HK$)
General Restaurant Licence Light Refreshment Restaurant Licence Bakery Licence
Factory Canteen Licence
Food Factory Licence
Frozen Confection Factory Licence
Milk Factory Lience
Composite Food Shop Licence
Under 100 $2,520 $1,810 $2,710 $3,740 $4,460
100 - 150 $3,140 $2,270 $3,390 $4,690 $5,570
150 - 200 $4,410 $3,160 $4,690 $6,580 $7,820
200 - 250 $5,650 $4,070 $6,050 $8,450 $10,050
250 - 300 $6,860 $4,960 $7,380 $10,290 $12,250
300 - 350 $8,170 $5,860 $8,750 $12,200 $14,500
350 - 400 $9,420 $6,770 $9,220 $14,070 $16,750
400 - 450 $10,690 $7,650 $11,420 $15,940 $18,950
450 - 500 $11,970 $8,590 $12,750 $17,830 $21,200
500 - 600 $13,860 $9,920 $14,810 $20,660 $24,550
600 - 700 $16,360 $11,730 $17,490 $24,340 $29,000
700 - 800 $18,880 $13,540 $20,150 $28,130 $33,450
800 - 900 $21,380 $15,320 $22,850 $31,860 $37,950
900 - 1000 $23,900 $17,120 $25,530 $35,670 $42,400
1000 - 2000 $37,750 $27,020 $40,340 $56,330 $67,000
2000 - 3000 $62,940 $45,040 $67,230 $93,710 $111,600
3000 - 4000 $88,080 $63,040 $94,110 $131,350 $156,300
4000 - 5000 $113,260 $81,040 $121,010 $168,680 $200,800
Above 5000 $125,840 $90,050 $134,440 $187,640 $223,300
Gross floor area of the premises (m²) General Restaurant Licence Light Refreshment Restaurant Licence Bakery Licence
Factory Canteen Licence
Food Factory Licence
Frozen Confection Factory Licence
Milk Factory Lience
Composite Food Shop Licence
Under 100 $2,520 $1,810 $2,710 $3,740 $4,460
100 - 150 $3,140 $2,270 $3,390 $4,690 $5,570
150 - 200 $4,410 $3,160 $4,690 $6,580 $7,820
200 - 250 $5,650 $4,070 $6,050 $8,450 $10,050
250 - 300 $6,860 $4,960 $7,380 $10,290 $12,250
300 - 350 $8,170 $5,860 $8,750 $12,200 $14,500
350 - 400 $9,420 $6,770 $9,220 $14,070 $16,750
400 - 450 $10,690 $7,650 $11,420 $15,940 $18,950
450 - 500 $11,970 $8,590 $12,750 $17,830 $21,200
500 - 600 $13,860 $9,920 $14,810 $20,660 $24,550
600 - 700 $16,360 $11,730 $17,490 $24,340 $29,000
700 - 800 $18,880 $13,540 $20,150 $28,130 $33,450
800 - 900 $21,380 $15,320 $22,850 $31,860 $37,950
900 - 1000 $23,900 $17,120 $25,530 $35,670 $42,400
1000 - 2000 $37,750 $27,020 $40,340 $56,330 $67,000
2000 - 3000 $62,940 $45,040 $67,230 $93,710 $111,600
3000 - 4000 $88,080 $63,040 $94,110 $131,350 $156,300
4000 - 5000 $113,260 $81,040 $121,010 $168,680 $200,800
Above 5000 $125,840 $90,050 $134,440 $187,640 $223,300
Fresh Provision Shop Licence
(Type of sale: Beef / Pork / Fish / Mutton / Poultry / Reptiles)
Type of sale Annual Fee (HK$)
1 HK$3,600
2 HK$7,200
3 HK$10,800
4 or above HK$14,400
Fire Services Certificate (FS348) Fee
Gross floor area of the premises (m²) General Restaurant Licence
Light Refreshment Restaurant Licence
Food Factory Licence
Under 230 $1,810 $1,520
230 - 2000 $2,160 $1,870
Above 2000 $2,360 $2,080
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

HERE ARE THE LICENSING AUTHORITY AND RELEVANT DEPARTMENTS

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Water Supplies Department
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Home Affairs Department
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Lands Department
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Building Department
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Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
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Fire Service Department
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Electrical and Mechnical Services Department
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Environmental Protection Department