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Fees and Charges

Costs related to Building Consents and Applications.

Building Consents Fees and Charges

Building Consents

It is Council policy to recover all fair and reasonable costs associated with processing of applications, administration, supervision and monitoring of building consents in accordance with Section 219 of the Building Act 2004.

Building charge (and basis for charge)

Estimate only - includes allowances for PIM/BC, processing and applicable RFI's, required inspections and CCC. All processing and RFIs for all building consents will be charged at $192 per hour. Additional inspection costs will be charged at $192 per hour.

Building charge Fees 2023/24
Under $5,000$675.00
$5,001 - $19,999 (Non-habitable) $1,448.00
$5,001 - $19,999 (Habitable) $2,219.00
$20,000 - $50,000 (Non-habitable) $2,508.00
$20,000 - $50,000 (Habitable) $2,895.00
$50,001 - $100,000 (Non-Habitable) $3,087.00
$50,001 - $100,000 (Habitable) $3,473.00
$100,001 - $200,000$4,052.00
$200,001 - $300,000$5,210.00
$300,001 - $400,000$6,144.00
$400,001 - $500,000$6,528.00
$500,001 - $600,000$7,718.00
In excess of $600,000$7,718.00 + $530.00 per $100,000 or part thereof, plus applicaton fee, plus levies
Accreditation Levy: 0.04% of the estimated value of all new Building work. (Incl SFH, COA, Marquee, discretionary exemption, consent amendment, pool barrier) 0.04% value of Building work
BRANZ LevyProject under $20,000 are exempt
BRANZ Levy$1 per every $1,000 of value or part thereof.
MBIE LevyProject under $20,444 are exempt
MBIE Levy$20,444 and above - per every $1,000 or part thereof ($1.75 incl GST)

Note: Additional fees may apply depending on consent application e.g., current certificate of title, compliance schedules

Building Consents - Other Charges

Building charge Fees 2023/24
Administration fee - applies to all applications$90.00
Building Control Officer$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Building Manager$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Project Information Memorandum / Building Consideration - under $5,000$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Project Information Memorandum / Building Consideration - $5,000 and over $384.00
Code Compliance Certificate (CCC)$192.00 per hour or part thereof,
plus inspections at $192.00 each
Solid/ liquid fuel heater application – processing only, excludes inspections and CCC which are additional costs. (Freestanding/inbuilt /liquid)$675.00
Certificate of Acceptance

Non refundable application fee of $750.00.
PLUS the following costs will be applied:

  • any applicable fees (including processing, inspections, and administration at current hourly rates) and levies that would have been payable had building consent been applied for BEFORE carrying out the work;
  • any specialist input where applicable will be charged out a cost.
Extension of time for Certificate of Acceptance - Fixed fee$96.00
Waiver to Building Code$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Demolition Consent, if requested$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Amend issued building consent$192.00 per hour or part thereof, plus additional inspections if required at $192.00 each
Minor variation - If not conducted within allotted onsite inspection time of 1 hour
or if completed in office.
$96.00 per 30 minutes or part thereof, plus additional inspections, if required, at $192.00 each.
Extend building consent timeframes - Fixed fee$96.00
Compiling of a Compliance Schedule at time of CCC or CPU$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Compliance schedule amendment $192.00 per hour or part thereof
Application to erect marquee$192.00 per hour or part thereof plus inspections at $192.00 each
Inspection Fee$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Re-inspection Fee$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Inspection Fee in other districtsActual Cost
Cancelled inspection
$96.00 if cancelled after 3pm day prior, $192.00  if cancelled on day of inspection
$96.00 or $192.00 per hour or part thereof
Specialist (other engineering review)$90.00 plus actual cost
Discretionary exemption under Schedule 1 (2)$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Building Warrant of Fitness - Receiving information (Annual Form 12 acceptance)$90.00
Building Warrant of Fitness - Audit$192.00 for the first hour and $96.00 per 30 minutes of part thereof after that
Certificate under Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act - charged if building compliance verification required $192.00 per hour or part thereof
Request for information to be placed on a property file$90.00
Extension of time for Notice to Fix - Fixed fee$96.00
Notice to Fix - Base fee to prepare notice, plus investigation at $192.00 per hour, plus inspections at $192.00 per hour each or part thereof.$500.00 base fee, plus investigation and  inspections at $192.00 per hour or part thereof
List of building consents issued$90.00 per request
Application for Exemption for an Earthquake Prone Building$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Application for an Extension of time for a Heritage Earthquake Prone Building$192.00 per hour or part thereof
Assessment of information related to a Building's EQP status$192.00 per hour or part thereof
plus administration cost of $90.00
Notification of works to be placed on property file$90.00

Swimming Pools - Building Consents and Inspections

Building chargeFees 2023/24
Swimming Pool Administration (receiving IQP Pool inspection report)$90.00
Swimming Pool Inspection (including small heated pools)$192.00 for the first hour and $96.00 per
30 minutes of part thereof after that
Application for pool barriers$360.00

Certificate of public use

Building charge Fees 2023/24
Certificate of Public Use application fee (for an agreed duration)$192.00 per hour plus inspections at $192.00 each
Certificate of Public Use - first extension of timeframe request$384.00
Certificate of Public Use - second extension of timeframe request$772.00
Certificate of Public Use - third and subsequent extension of timeframe request$2,144.00
Certificate of Title on behalf of owner $90.00
Linking of titles$316.00
Notice on Certificate of Titles$500.00
NZ Fire Service Section 46 notice No Fee

Important Note

All building consents received by Council will be receipted. An assessment for processing the application, including the number of inspections required to be carried out to ensure compliance with the Building Act 2004 and Building Code will be made at that stage. A schedule of charges will be collated and an invoice generated. The building consent will not be issued until the schedule of charges have been paid to Council.