Building Consent Fees and Charges

Fixed Fees (effective 1 July 2017)

Project Category

Total

Minor Works:

Solid Fuel Heaters, Plumbing or Drainage, Garden Shed (up to 20m2), Marquees, solar heating panels, basic warning systems and similar.

$362

(includes admin fee, processing cost and inspection fee)

Minor Building Works:

Carports, Decks, pergolas, Para pools and equivalent type, shade sails, archgolas, retaining walls

$540

(includes admin fee, processing cost and inspection fee)

Standard Building Works:

Garages, haybarns, implement sheds, concrete/masonry pools, conservatories

$617

(includes admin fee, processing cost and inspection fee)

 

 

 

 

Estimated Fees - Actual costs will be charged

Project Category

Total

Detached habitable buildings with no plumbing or drainage e.g Sleepout, office, art studio

Alterations and additions: up to 30m2 with no plumbing or drainage.

$978

Detached habitable buildings with plumbing or drainage e.g Sleepout toilet and shower

Alterations and additions: up to 30m2 with plumbing or drainage.

$1401

Dairy sheds

$1157

Alterations and additions up to 60m2

Other new buildings up to 60 m2, e.g. industrial workshop, commercial office (excludes dwellings)
Note: for work over 60 m2 dwelling or commercial/industrial fees apply

$1855

Dwellings

Dwelling Single Storey up to 100 m2
Dwelling Single Storey up to 250 m2
Dwelling Single Storey in excess of 250 m2
Dwelling Two Storey or more up to 250 m2
Dwelling Two Storey or more in excess of 250 m2
Re-sited/Transportable Dwellings

 

$1906
$2369
$2476
$2930
$3684
$795

Multi use consents
Note: DBH, BRANZ, Planning and Engineering fees will still apply

Dwellings (Includes admin fee, processing cost, 8 inspections)
Other buildings (Includes admin fee, processing cost, 2 inspections)

 


$1763
$530

 

Commercial/Industrial

Project Category

Total

Building Consent Fees
Small Commercial/Industrial up to 300 m2
Commercial/Industrial in excess of 300 m2

$3164
At cost per hour

Structures
Including bridges, reservoirs, dams, tanks, retaining walls
At cost per hour

 

Other building fees

Project Category

Total

Stock underpass (also refer to Roading section) DBH and BRANZ fees are included

PIM only applications

$815 (Producer statement for structural work and installation are required)

$234 (Planning and engineering fees are additional)

Extra Inspections

Extra inspections where client requests an inspection but project is not ready or not approved. Inspections not covered by fees.

$168

Amendments and Variations to Building Consents

Processing and extra inspections will also be charges hourly. Government levies may also apply.

$168 per hr

Inspection of relocatable buildings

Inspection and report
Travel time out of district

$390

$0.80/km

Fencing of existing swimming pool

Inspect, register and issue Compliance Certificate

Application for Exemption - Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987

 

$168 per hour

$617

External Services

– Peer review for fire design, lifts and the like

Cost plus 10%

All other processes under the Building Act

Actual cost

$165 per hour

Building Warrant of Fitness Audits

$168 per hour

Applications for Certificate of public use (sections 363a and 363b Building Act 2004), includes inspection of compliance $341
Compliance Schedules
New Compliance schedules (section 102 Building Act 2004)
Amendments to existing compliance schedule (section 106 and 107 Building Act 2004 )
$336

Application for a Building Certificate
Sale of Liquor Act 1989: Sections 9,31,35
Inspection of premises for fire safety and access for people with disabilities

Inspection of premises for fire safety and access for people with disabilities

$234

Applications for Certificate of Acceptance (section 97 Building Act 2004). In addition to the fees that would have been payable had the owner or previous owner applied for a building consent before carrying out the work $168 per hour plus Building Consent costs
Processing of exempt building work schedule 1
For an assessment to be done, stamped and then put onto the property file
$61

Extension of time

Not billed until time of CCC

$168 per inspection

Notice to fix section 164 and Section 167

$265 per hour

Certificate for construction over two allotments (section 77 Building Act 2004)

Internal process by Council staff, Council’s solicitor to prepare certificates

per hour

Actual Cost (see legal rates)

Notice when building on land subject to a natural hazard (section 73 Building Act 2004)

Internal process by Council staff, Council’s solicitor to prepare notice to notify Registor General of land

per hour

Actual Cost (see legal rates)

Amusement devices
Fees set by Amusement Devices Regulations 1978: regulation 11, for approval to operate
A One device for up to seven days
B Additional device for up to seven days
C Each device for every seven day period after first listing


$11.50
$2.30
$1.15

Sale of building consent information $32 per month

 

Notes

  1. All fees stated are inclusive of GST.
  2. The above fees are building consent fees only.  You may incur additional fees for planning and engineering approval, if required.
  3. Should any particular job significantly exceed the set fee, an additional charged based on the actual time will be payable.
  4. Fixed charges are payable on application.  At the end of processing, inspection fees and additional levies may be payable.
  5. Building consent fees include the cost of the Code Compliance Certificate.
  6. We are required to collect fees on behalf of others:
    • Building Research Association Levy
      For every building consent with an estimated value of $20,000 and over, $1.00 per $1,000 is payable. (NB:  GST is not applicable to this levy.)
    • Department of Building and Housing Levy
      For every building consent with an estimated value of $20,000 and over, $2.01 per $1,000 is payable.
    • Accreditation fee
      $46 per consent
    • Development Contributions
      Please be aware that there could be a development contribution fee included in the fees for a building project.  
      Development Contributions are payable under the Local Government Act 2002 for some projects. A Code Compliance Certificate will not be issued until the Development Contributions applicable to the project are paid in full. Development Contributions are adjusted at 1 July each year in accordance with our Development Contributions Policy.
  7. Lapsed consents: Building consents lapsed prior to the first inspection being carried out will be refunded the charge already paid, less the cost of the work already carried out.