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Building Fees

Applicants are required to pay the full fee for the consent at the time of application. 

Under some conditions, applicants may be required to pay additional fees when processing is completed.  This will include fees for development levies, additional inspections, and other fees required under the Building Act 2004. 

The inspection fee(1) is estimated on the number of inspections required for the type of work. If the number of inspections has been over-estimated a refund will be made.  If additional inspections are required, they will be charged at the rate applicable at the time they occurred and will need to be paid before we issue a code of compliance certificate. 

The fees exclude BRANZ, MBIE levies, refundable deposits. 

The building consent fees in the following table include a digital storage charge.

(1)  Inspection fee

This fee includes inspection on site, travel and review of documentation in office.
If the project is in a remote area or has difficult access, additional travel time will be charged.

Project information memorandum (PIM) fees

Multi-proof consent fees

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Minor work

(This includes one or two inspections as indicated.  

Additional inspections will be charged at $150 per hour)

Solid fuel heater (includes 1 inspection)

$250

Solid fuel heater with wetback (includes 2 inspections)

$365

Minor building work <$5,000 (includes 1 inspection)

$300

Solar water heating (includes 1 inspection)

$245

Plumbing and/or drainage work (includes 2 inspections)

$420

Minor building <$10,000.

Retaining walls/carports, decks/swimming/spa pools, conservatories/pergolas

 

$750

Marquees (includes 1 inspection)

$420

Residential demolition (includes 1 inspection)

$510 plus $578 refundable deposit

Commercial demolition (includes 1 inspection)

$1,335 plus $1,145 refundable deposit

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 Processing of residential building consents 

Residential new building /alterations:   $5,001-$20,000

$725

Residential new building /alterations: $20,001-$50,000

$1,025

Residential new building /alterations: $50,001-$100,000

$1,320

Residential new building /alterations: $100,001-$250,000

$1,620

Residential new building /alterations:   $250,001-$500,000

$1,920

Residential new building /alterations: $500,001 upwards

$1,920 plus $150 for each $100,000 or part thereof

New garage or farm building

$875

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Processing of commercial/industrial consents  

Commercial/offices/retail buildings: < $20,000

$1,175

Commercial/offices/retail buildings:   $20,001-$50,000

$1,920

Commercial/offices/retail buildings: $50,001-$100,000

$2,670

Commercial/offices/retail buildings: $100,001-$250,000

$3,120

Commercial/offices/retail buildings:   $250,001-$500,000

$3,565

Commercial/offices/retail buildings:   $500,001-$1,000,000

$4,165

Commercial/offices/retail buildings:   >$1,000,001

$4,165

plus $192 per additional $100,000 value

Inspection fees(1)  

Standard inspection fee

$112 per inspection

Final inspection fee

$150

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Project information memorandum (PIM) fees

Applicants are required to pay the full fee for the PIM at the time of application.

Residential new dwellings  
(PIM portion of consent)  

PIM – Residential

$430

Additions and alterations 
(residential – PIM portion of consent)  

PIM – Multi-residential and commercial

$745

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Multi-proof consent fees

Applicants are required to pay the full fee for the consent at the time of application.

Under some conditions you may be required to pay additional fees when processing is completed.  This will include fees for development levies, additional inspections and other fees required under the Building Act 2004.

If the number of inspections has been over-estimated a refund will be made.

The multi-proof consent fees below include a digital storage charge of $44.

The fees exclude BRANZ, MBIE levies, refundable deposits.

Multi-proof consents 

Multi-use consent

$720 (3 hours processing), additional hours charged at $150 per   hour

Building consent fees – other charges

BRANZ and MBIE levies are not set by the council. They apply to all work valued at $20,000 or more.

Levies 

BRANZ levy per $1,000 (of project value over $20,000)

$1

MBIE levy per $1,000 (of project value over $20,444)

$2.01

Accreditation levy

$1.00 per $1000 of project value over $20,000

For staged projects the levies are to be assessed  on the total project value

Other charges 

Plan vetting

$150 per hour

Unscheduled building, plumbing and drainage inspections

Time charge based on $150 per hour

Registration of Section 72 certificate (as at January 2017 the disbursements are $260 per registration)

$140 plus disbursements (includes registration at Land Information New Zealand)

Administration staff (per hour)

$100 per hour

Administration fee on refunds

$84

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 Other charges  

Registration of Section 77(1) certificate
(as at 2017 the disbursements are $260 per registration)

$220 plus disbursements (includes registration at Land Information New Zealand)

Digital storage charge 
(if applicable and not already included in a separate fee)

$46 per consent   additional to above consent fees

Amendment to building consent application

$230 lodgement fee (includes ½ hour assessment) plus $150 per hour over   and above first ½ hour

Application for discretionary exemption 
(Schedule 1, Part 1, Section 2, Building Act 2004)

$230 lodgement fee

(includes ½ hour assessment) plus $150 per hour over and above   first ½ hour

Warrant of fitness audit inspections

$150   per hour

Inspection fees associated with a notice to fix

$150 per hour

Engineering technical assessment/peer review

Cost plus 10%

New Zealand Fire Service design review

Cost plus 10%

New/amended compliance schedule

$140

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Other charges 

Application for Code Compliance Certificate

$75

Certificate of public use

$315

Application for certificate of acceptance

$315 plus building consent fees applicable to project

The building consent fee does not include the cost of any structural engineer assessment which may be required

Land information memorandum

$310 payable on application

Land information memorandum with building plans

$326 payable on application

Certificate of title

$34 payable on application

Reassessment fee (amended plans)

$230 lodgement fee (includes ½ hour assessment)plus $150 per hour over and above first ½ hour

Alternative design/details applications

$150 per hour

Environmental health/plan vetting

$150 per hour

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Other charges 

Residential damage deposit of $565 may be applicable, increasing to $985 if a new vehicle crossing is required

Commercial damage deposit of $1,120 may be applicable

Provision of building files and/or aerial maps via email or on CD

$16

Access to building files/all   copying/printing charges additional to the above services

Black and white:
  A4–first 20 copies free
  then 30c per page
  A3–40c per page

Colour:
  A4–$2.20  per   page
  A3–$3.50 per page

Building certificate for supply and sale of alcohol

$130

Building warrant of fitness renewal (1-2 systems) up to .5 hour processing

$75 (first ½ hour) 
$150 per hour thereafter

Building warrant of fitness renewal (3+ systems) up to .75 hour processing

$150 (first ¾ hour) 
$150 per hour thereafter

Removal of Section 72 certificate

$140 plus disbursements

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Other charges  

Time extension fee (for consents about to lapse or 24 months after issue)

$96

List of building consents issued each week (emailed)

$84 per year

List of building consents issued each   month (emailed)

$42 per year

List of building consents issued each   month (posted)

$52 per year

Receiving third party reports or other   information to place on a property file at the owner’s request

$100

Application for exemption from the requirement to carry out seismic work on the buiding or part

$230 lodgement fee (includes 1/2 hour assessment) then $150 per hour over and above first 1/2 hour

Application for heritage building for extension of time to complete seismic work

$230 lodgement fee (includes 1/2 hour assessment) then $150 per hour over and above first 1/2 hour

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District plan check fee all applications   

(except minor)

Building consents with a project value <   $20,000

$75 (first ½ hour)
  $150 per hour thereafter

Building consents with a project value >   $20,001

$150 (first hour)
  $150 per hour thereafter

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Updated 30 June 2017