Building Consents Fees & Charges

This page includes fees for issue of consent, inspections and code compliance certificate.

Includes issue of consent, inspections and code compliance certificate. All applications for building consent shall be accompanied by a deposit of $550.00 or the actual charge whichever is the lesser amount. The balance of any charge will be invoiced along with Territorial Authority Checking Fee (where Property Information Memorandum [PIM] not applied for), government and other levies when the consent is ready for issue. Where charges are listed as a deposit only, actual charges will be invoiced on the basis of $153.00 per hour or part thereof unless advised otherwise.

For multiple unit projects and ‘multi-proof’ consents, estimated costs will be advised before consent is issued


Charges from 1 July 2018 incl GST

Minor Consents involving one inspection

(e.g. log burners, solar heating panels, wetback connections and building work under the value of $5,500)

Additional fees (per inspection) will be charged if additional inspections are required





Marquee >100m2

To be charged per hour or part thereof


On site wastewater installation only building consent
Proprietary kitset buildings involving no more than two inspections

(i.e. carports, kitset garages and outbuildings)

Residential Dwellings

New Dwellings:

Value up to $200,000


Value - $201,000 to $300,000 $3,850.00
Value - $300,001 to $499,999 $4,750.00
* For new dwellings valued $500,000 or more, please refer to Building work valued $500,000 or more section  
Relocated Dwelling


All Other Building Work. (Excluding Commercial)



$2,001 to $5,000


$5,001 to $10,000


$10,001 to $19,999


$20,000 to $49,999

 $50,000 to $99,999 $2,900.00
 $100,000 to $249,999


$250,000 to $499,999 $4,000.00
Commercial Building Work

(buildings requiring assessment in terms of accessibility, fire safety and those buildings accessible to the public)


$2,001 to $19,999


All commercial building work, valued at $20,000 or over will be charged per hour $153.00 per hour or part thereof
Building Work valued $500,000 or more:



$500,000 to $999,999

$1,000,000 to $3,999,999

$7,500.00 Deposit

$4,000,000 and not elsewhere covered $9,000.00 Deposit
 * Note: It is Council policy to apply a standard charge as above, however, it reserves the right to assess individual cases as required. Additional charges may be requested by virtue of Section 219(2) of the Building Act 2004 if costs incurred exceed the standard charge. Applications that require consultation with Fire and Emergency New Zealand Service or Heritage New Zealand will have costs recovered.  Review of engineer design buildings by consultant will be charged at cost.  

Associated Building Costs (GST inclusive)

 Building Consent Authority Accreditation Fee (per consent)
Project Information Memoranda (PIM)

New construction, additions/alterations

Territorial Authority Checking Fee (TAN)

(not applicable if PIM applied for at the same time as building consent)


Amended plans

Minor Amendment Processing

$153.00 per hour or part thereof

Formal Amendments after consent granted and before CCC. Related charges may apply eg PIM rechecking, inspections

$250.00 Deposit
 PIM/TAN Rechecking fee $190.00
< $20,000 assessed value Nil
> $20,000 assessed value $1/$1,000 value of project
< $20,000 assessed value Nil
> $20,000 assessed value $2.01/$1,000 value of project
Failed Inspection Fee

Including Code Compliance Certificate (per inspection)



Inspection Cancellation Fee

For cancellations after 2pm the day prior to your inspection



Swimming Pool Audit Fee
Work start extension request 
Work completion extension request 
Refuse, Lapse and Cancellation of building consent administration
Certificate of Public Use – Section 363A Building Act 2004
Compliance Schedule
New application, whether or not associated with Building Consent $400.00 Deposit

Compliance Schedule Amendments

$250.00 Deposit

Plus recovery of costs at $153.00 per hour for time spent in excess of 3 hours

Building Warrant of Fitness


Building Warrant of Fitness for back flow preventor ONLY

Inspections Deposit if required



Building Act 2004 Infringement Notice issue and administration

Plus recovery of charges at $153.00 per hour for investigation and monitoring of notices under the Building Act 2004.

Notice to fix
 Issue and administration where building consent is held


 Issue and administration where no consent is held


Plus recovery of charges at $153.00 per hour for investigation and monitoring of notices under the Building Act 2004.

Application for Certificate of Acceptance
Application for Certificate of Acceptance (Section 97 of the Building Act 2004) has a $800.00 deposit fee.  Applicants will be charged a $300.00 application fee, plus fees, charges or levies that would have been payable had building consent been applied for before carrying out the work.  Any structural checks or other engineering checks, where appropriate will be charged out at cost.  The deposit will be a down-payment towards these costs.

$800.00 Deposit 

Building Act Schedule 1(2) - Exempt work
Lodgement of unauthorised building report  (pre Building Act work only, pre June 1991)
Lodgement of Building Act Schedule 1 - Exempt work reports with owner's declarations


Building Code Waivers

Including Section 72, Section 75 decision, plus legal disbursements

$250.00 Deposit  
Application fee for Alternative Solutions Assessment
$495.00 Deposit  

Specific design peer reviews

At cost 


Building Certificates required under other legislation (e.g. Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012)

Plus inspection charge (if required)


$153.00 or part thereof


Documents requiring Council resolution, certification or Council seal

Plus actual cost (over 30 minutes) and any legal disbursements



$153.00 per hour


Dam classification application plus consultant costs 


Plus any consultant costs and staff time at $153.00 per hour or part there of.


Development and Financial Contributions on Building Development  

Development and Financial Contributions may be payable in accordance with the Policy created under the Local Government Act 2002. Please refer to the Council's Schedule of Charges.

Wastewater Fees

Please note that in areas which have reticulated sewerage systems, there are service connection fees payable when a building is constructed and connected to the system. These fees will be invoiced independently of the Building Consent by the Engineering Department. Please refer to the Council's Schedule of Charges.



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