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 acceptable RFI's, required inspections and CCC. All processing and RFIs for all building consents will be charged at $180 per hour. Additional inspection costs will be charged at $180 per hour.

Building charge Fees 2022/23
Under $5,000$630.00
$5,001 - $19,999 (Non-habitable) $1,350.00
$5,001 - $19,999 (Habitable) $2,070.00
$20,000 - $50,000 (Non-habitable) $2,340.00
$20,000 - $50,000 (Habitable) $2,700.00
$50,001 - $100,000 (Non-Habitable) $2,880.00
$50,001 - $100,000 (Habitable) $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
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 2022/23
Administration fee - applies to all applications$60.00
Building Control Officer$180 per hour
Building Manager$180 per hour
Project Information Memorandum / Building Consideration - under $5,000$180.00
Project Information Memorandum / Building Consideration - $5,000 and over $360.00
Code Compliance Certificate (CCC)$90.00 per 30 minutes, or part thereof,
plus additional inspections at $180.00 each
Solid/ liquid fuel heater application – processing only, excludes inspections and CCC which are additional costs. (Freestanding/inbuilt /liquid)$450.00
Certificate of Acceptance$650.00 plus Building Consideration/PIM,
plus inspections at $180.00 each
Waiver to Building Code$180 per hour or part thereof
Demolition Consent, if requested$180 per hour or part thereof
Amend issued building consent$180 per hour or part thereof, plus estimated inspections at $180.00 each
Minor variation - If not conducted within allotted onsite inspection time of 1 hour
or if completed in office.
$90.00 per 30 minutes or part thereof, plus additional inspections, if required, at $180.00 each.
Extend building consent timeframes - Fixed fee$90.00
Compliance schedule
2021/22 fee based on 2 hours
$180 per hour
Compliance schedule amendment - Based on 1 hour$180 per hour
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 districtsActual 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)$60.00 plus
actual cost
Discretionary exemption under Schedule 1 (2)
2021/22 fee based on 2 hours
$180 per hour
Building Warrant of Fitness - Receiving information (Annual Form 12 acceptance)$75.00
Building Warrant of Fitness - Audit$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 Fix - first issue$500.00
Notice to Fix - second issue$700.00
Notice to Fix - third issue$1,000.00

Swimming Pools - Building Consents and Inspections

Building charge Basis for charge Fees 2022/23
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 charge Fees 2022/23
Certificate of Public Use application fee (for an agreed duration)$360.00 plus inspections at $180.00 each
Certificate of Public Use - first extension of timeframe request$360.00
Certificate of Public Use - second extension of timeframe request$720.00
Certificate of Public Use - third and subsequent extension of timeframe request$2,000.00
Certificate of Title on behalf of owner$60.00
Linking of titles$295.00
Notice on Certificate of Titles$295.00
NZ Fire Service Section 46 noticeNo 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.