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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)

$255

Solid fuel heater with wetback (includes 2 inspections)

$372

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

$306

Solar water heating (includes 1 inspection)

$250

Plumbing and/or drainage work (includes 2 inspections)

$428

Minor building <$10,000.

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

 

$765

Marquees (includes 1 inspection)

$428

Residential demolition (includes 1 inspection)

$520 plus $590 refundable deposit

Commercial demolition (includes 1 inspection)

$1,362 plus $1,168 refundable deposit

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 Processing of residential building consents 

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

$740

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

$1,045

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

$1,346

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

$1,652

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

$1,958

Residential new building /alterations: $500,001 upwards

$1,958 plus $153 for each $100,000 or part thereof

New garage or farm building

$893

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Processing of commercial/industrial consents  

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

$1,200

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

$1,958

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

$2,723

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

$3,182

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

$3,636

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

$4,248

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

$4,248

plus $196 per additional $100,000 value

Inspection fees(1)  

Standard inspection fee

$114 per inspection

Final inspection fee

$153

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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

$439

Additions and alterations 
(residential – PIM portion of consent)  

PIM – Multi-residential and commercial

$760

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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

$734 (3 hours processing), additional hours charged at $153 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

$153 per hour

Unscheduled building, plumbing and drainage inspections

Time charge based on $153 per hour

Registration of Section 72 certificate (as at January 2017 the disbursements are $285 per registration)

$143 plus disbursements (includes registration at Land Information New Zealand)

Administration staff (per hour)

$102 per hour

Administration fee on refunds

$86

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 Other charges  

Registration of Section 77(1) certificate
(as at 2017 the disbursements are $285 per registration)

$224 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

$235 lodgement fee (includes ½ hour assessment) plus $153 per hour over   and above first ½ hour

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

$235 lodgement fee

(includes ½ hour assessment) plus $153 per hour over and above   first ½ hour

Warrant of fitness audit inspections

$153   per hour

Inspection fees associated with a notice to fix

$153 per hour

Engineering technical assessment/peer review

Cost plus 10%

New/amended compliance schedule

$143

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Other charges 

Application for Code Compliance Certificate

$77

Certificate of public use

$321

Application for certificate of acceptance

$321 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

$316 payable on application

Land information memorandum with building plans

$333 payable on application

Certificate of title

$35 payable on application

Reassessment fee (amended plans)

$235 lodgement fee (includes ½ hour assessment)plus $153 per hour over and above first ½ hour

Alternative design/details applications

$153 per hour

Environmental health/plan vetting

$153 per hour

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Other charges 

Residential damage deposit of $600 may be applicable, increasing to $1,600 if a new vehicle crossing is required

Commercial damage deposit of $1,742 may be applicable

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

$17

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–$3.60 per page

Building certificate for supply and sale of alcohol

$133

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

$77 (first ½ hour) 
$153 per hour thereafter

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

$153 (first ¾ hour) 
$153 per hour thereafter

Removal of Section 72 certificate

$143 plus disbursements

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Other charges  

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

$98

List of building consents issued each week (emailed)

$86 per year

List of building consents issued each   month (emailed)

$43 per year

List of building consents issued each   month (posted)

$53 per year

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

$102

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

$235 lodgement fee (includes 1/2 hour assessment) then $153 per hour over and above first 1/2 hour

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

 

 

 

 

Application for extension of time to provide seismic assessment

 

$235 lodgement fee (includes 1/2 hour assessment) then $153 per hour over and above first 1/2 hour

 

$235 lodgement fee (includes 1/2 hour assessment) then $153 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

$77 (first ½ hour)
  $153 per hour thereafter

Building consents with a project value >   $20,001

$153 (first hour)
  $153 per hour thereafter

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Updated 30 June 2017