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 Consents

Estimate only - includes allowances for PIM/BC, processing and acceptable RFI's, required inspections and CCC.

Building chargeBasis for charge Fees 2021/22
Under $5,000 $630.00
$5,001 - $19,999Non-Habitable$1,350.00
$5,001 - $19,999Habitable$2,070.00
$20,000 - $50,000Non-Habitable$2,340.00
$20,000 - $50,000Habitable$2,700.00
$50,001 - $100,000Non-Habitable$2,880.00
$50,001 - $100,000Habitable$3,240.00
$100,001 - $200,000 $3,780.00
$200,001 - $300,000 $4,860.00
$300,001 - $400,000 $5,760.00
$400,001 - $500,000 $6,120.00
$500,001 - $600,000 $7,200.00
In excess of $600,000$7,200.00 + $495.00 per $100,000 of value$7,200.00 + $495.00 per $100,000 of value
Accreditation Levy0.04% 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 exemptFree
BRANZ Levy$20,000 and above - per every $1,000 or part thereof.$1.00
MBIE LevyProject under $20,444 are exemptFree
MBIE Levy$20,444 and above - per every $1,000 or part thereof ($1.75 incl GST)$1.52

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

Building Consents - Other Charges

Building chargeBasis for charge Fees 2021/22
Project Information Memorandum / Building ConsiderationUnder $5,000$180.00
Project Information Memorandum / Building Consideration$5,000 and over$360.00
Code Compliance Certificate (CCC)$90 per 30 minutes or part thereof plus inspections at $180 each$90.00 per 30 minutes or part thereof plus inspections at $180.00 each
Heater $320.00
Certificate of Acceptance$650.00 plus Building Consideration/PIM, plus inspections@ $180.00 each$650.00 plus Building Consideration/PIM, plus inspections
@ $180.00 each
Waiver to Building Code $180 per hour or part thereof
Demolition ConsentIf requested$180 per hour or part thereof
Amend issued building consent$180 per hour or part thereof, plus estimated inspections at $180.00 each$180 per hour or part thereof, plus estimated inspections at $180.00 each
Minor variationIf not conducted within allotted onsite inspection time of 1 hour of if completed in office. $90.00 per 30 minutes or part thereof plus additional inspections if required at $180.00 each.$90.00 per 30 minutes or part thereof plus additional inspections if required at $180.00 each.
Extend building consent timeframesFixed fee$90.00
Compliance scheduleBased on 2 hours$360.00
Compliance schedule - amendmentBased on 1 hour$180.00
Application to erect marquee $180.00 per hour or part thereof plus inspections at $180.00 each
Inspection Fee $180.00
Re-inspection Fee $180.00
Inspection Fee in other districtsCharged at cost in relevant districtActual Cost
Cancelled inspection$90.00 charged after 3pm the day prior, $180.00 charged on day of inspection$90.00 or $180.00
Specialist (other engineering review)Actual cost of advice plus $60.00 administration fee$60.00 plus actual cost
Exemption under schedule 1(k) (discretionary exemption to obtaining consent)Based on 2 hours, $180.00 per hour thereafter$360.00
Discretionary exemption for the installation of insulation in exterior wallsFixed fee$180.00
Building Warrant of FitnessReceiving information (Annual Form 12 acceptance)$75.00
Building Warrant of FitnessAudit$180.00 for the first hour and $90.00 per 30 minutes of part thereof after that
Certificate under Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act $150.00
Request for information to be placed on a property file $60.00
Notice to FixBase fee to prepare notice, plus investigation at $180.00 per hour, plus inspections at $180.00 per hour each or part thereof.$500.00

Swimming Pools - Building Consents and Inspections

Building charge Basis for charge Fees 2021/22
Swimming Pool Administration $90.00
Swimming Pool Swimming Pool Inspection $180.00 for the first hour and $90.00 per 30 minutes of part thereof after that
Swimming Pool Application for outdoor swimming pool / fence. Based on 2 hours, $180.00 per hour thereafter. $360.00
Notice to Fix Base fee to prepare notice, plus investigation at $180.00 per hour, plus inspections at $180.00 per hour each or part thereof. $500.00

Certificate of public use

Building chargeBasis for charge Fees 2021/22
Certificate of Public Use application fee (for an agreed duration)Based on 2 hours, then $180.00 per hour after plus inspections at $180.00 each$360.00 plus inspections at $180.00 each
Certificate of Public Use - first extension of timeframe requestExtension of timeframe up to 6 months$360.00
Certificate of Public Use - second extension of timeframe requestExtension of timeframe up to 6 months$720.00
Certificate of Public Use - third and subsequent extension of timeframe requestExtension of timeframe up to a further 6 months and for each subsequent application$2,000.00
Certificate of Title on behalf of ownerAdministration charge including 3rd party fee$60.00
Linking of titles $295.00
Notice on Certificate of Titles $295.00
NZ Fire Service Section 46 noticeNo Charge from FENZNo 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 Act 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.