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Building Control 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 of $44.

(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 $143 per hour)

Solid fuel heater (includes 1 inspection)

$240

Solid fuel heater with wetback (includes 2 inspections)

$358

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

$291

Solar water heating (includes 1 inspection)

$240

Plumbing and/or drainage work (includes 2 inspections)

$411

Sheds/retaining walls/carports decks/swimming/spa pools/conservatories/pergolas (includes 2 inspections) and other minor works

$926

Marquees (includes 1 inspection)

$411

Residential demolition (includes 1 inspection)

$499 plus $567 refundable deposit

Commercial demolition (includes 1 inspection)

$1,310 plus $1,123 refundable deposit

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 Processing of residential building consents 

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

$710

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

$1,004

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

$1,297

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

$1,591

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

$1,884

Residential new building /alterations: $500,001 upwards

$1,884 plus $146 for each $100,000 or part thereof

New garage or farm building

$857

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Processing of commercial/industrial consents  

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

$1,150

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

$1,884

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

$2,618

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

$3,058

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

$3,498

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

$4,085

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

$4,085

plus $187 per additional $100,000 value

Inspection fees(1)  

Standard inspection fee

$109 per inspection

Final inspection fee

$146

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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

$422

Additions and alterations 
(residential – PIM portion of consent)  

PIM – Multi-residential and commercial

$731

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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

$708 (3 hours processing), additional hours charged at $146 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 $20,000)

$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

$146 per hour

Unscheduled building, plumbing and drainage inspections

Time charge based on $146 per hour

Registration of Section 72 certificate (as at June 2015 the disbursements are $240 per registration)

$136 plus disbursements (includes registration at Land Information New Zealand)

Administration staff (per hour)

$98 per hour

Administration fee on refunds

$82

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 Other charges  

Registration of Section 77(1) certificate
  (as at June 2015 the disbursements are $240 per registration)

$219 plus disbursements (includes registration at Land Information New Zealand)

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

$45 per consent   additional to above consent fees

Amendment to building consent application

$223 lodgement fee

(includes ½ hour assessment) plus $146 per hour over   and above first ½ hour

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

$223 lodgement fee

(includes ½ hour assessment) plus $146 per hour over and above   first ½ hour

Warrant of fitness audit inspections

$146   per hour

Inspection fees associated with a notice to fix

$146 per hour

Engineering technical assessment/peer review

Cost plus 10%

New Zealand Fire Service design review

Cost plus 10%

New/amended compliance schedule

$136

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Other charges 

Application for code of compliance certificate

$73

Certificate of public use

$307

Application for certificate of acceptance

$307 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

$305 payable on application

Land information memorandum with building plans

$320 payable on application

Certificate of title

$33 payable on application

Reassessment fee (amended plans)

$223 lodgement fee (includes ½ hour assessment)plus $146 per hour over and above first ½ hour

Alternative design/details applications

$146 per hour

Environmental health/plan vetting

$146 per hour

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Other charges 

Residential damage deposit of $554 may be applicable, increasing to $966 if a new vehicle crossing is required

Commercial damage deposit of $1,100 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

$126

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

$73 (first ½ hour) 
$146 per hour thereafter

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

$146 (first ¾ hour) 
$146 per hour thereafter

Removal of Section 72 certificate

$136 plus disbursements

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Other charges  

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

$94

List of building consents issued each week (emailed)

$82 per year

List of building consents issued each   month (emailed)

$41 per year

List of building consents issued each   month (posted)

$51 per year

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

$96

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District plan check fee all applications   

(except minor)

Building consents with a project value <   $20,000

$71 (first ½ hour)
  $146 per hour thereafter

Building consents with a project value >   $20,001

$146 (first hour)
  $146 per hour thereafter

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Building Control User Fees and Charges List

Building consent process information

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Updated 30 June 2016