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Code compliance certificates

A Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) verifies that the building work complies with the building consent. It is an important document, and should be retained for future reference.

A code compliance certificate (CCC) is a formal statement confirming that we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that all building work has been completed in accordance with the building consent we issued for your project. Without a CCC, you may face difficulties when trying to buy, sell or insure a property.

You should apply for a CCC as soon as all consented building work has been completed (and preferably when all inspections have been passed).

Your application must include any outstanding documentation, for example; as-built drainage plans, pressure test certificates or electrical certificates.  

All documentation must be received before the final inspection can be booked.

How to upload documents

Prior to applying for a CCC, upload any supporting documents:

Learn more about uploading documents in our easy guide (pdf, 673 KB).

How to apply

To apply for your Code Compliance Certificate:

For consents prior to 2014, please submit a paper code compliance application form and provide the supporting document.

What happens next?
Refusal of code compliance certificate
Two year decision limit

Includes issue of consent, inspections and code compliance certificate. All applications for building consent shall be accompanied by a deposit of $2,000.00 or the actual charge whichever is the lesser amount. The balance of any charge will be invoiced along with Resource Management Authority check (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 $157.00 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.

A building project greater than $20,000.00 will also attract Insurance, Quality (QA), BRANZ and MBIE levies. Work cannot commence until the consent is paid for and issued.


Charges from 1 July 2019 including GST

Pre-Lodgement Meetings

First 30 minutes

30 minutes or more




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





Tent and Marquee >100m2

Express Service for Commercial Marquees

If submitted 10 working days or less from planned construction date Tasman District Council will endeavour to complete but cannot guarantee the issue of the consent before construction starts or the sign off of inspections before use.  Excludes Certificate of Public Use cost. 




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

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

Residential Dwellings

New Dwellings:

Value up to $200,000 $2,990.00
Value - $200,001 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 $500.00
$5,001 to $10,000 $850.00
$10,001 to $19,999 $1,650.00
$20,000 to $49,999 $2,000.00
$50,000 to $99,999 $2,900.00
$100,000 to $249,999 $3,250.00
$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 $20,000 or over will be charged $157.00 per hour or  part thereof






$2,000.00 Deposit

Building work valued $500,000 or more:

$500,000 to $999,999

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

$4,000,000 and not elsewhere covered.



$7,500.00 deposit

$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 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)

Project Information Memoranda (PIM)

New construction, additions/alterations


Resource Management Act Check

(not applicable if PIM application has been previously made)

Note: Further charges may apply if changes other than minor have been made requiring planning reassessment.


Amended Plans

Minor Amendment Processing

Formal Amendments after consent granted and before Code Compliance Certificate (CCC). Additional processing time and related charges may apply, e.g. PIM rechecking, inspections.



or part thereof

$250.00 deposit

 PIM/RMA Rechecking fee $190.00
Insurance Levy

‹ $20,000 assessed value

› $20,000 assessed value

Quality Levy

‹ $20,000 assessed value

› $20,000 assessed value




$0.75/$1,000 value of projec


$1/$1,000 value of project


‹ $20,000 assessed value

› $20,000 assessed value


‹ $20,000 assessed value

› $20,000 assessed value



$1/$1,000 value of project



$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 Pools

Swimming Pool Building Consent Fee – Fencing only

Swimming Pool Building Consent Fee – Pool and Fencing

Swimming Pool Audit Fee





Work start extension request or 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 $157.00 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 $157.00 per hour for investigation and monitoring of notices under the Building Act 2004.

Notice to fix
Issue and administration where building consent is held $170.00
Issue and administration where no consent is held


Plus recovery of charges at $157.00 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
Levies will apply which are not included in the deposit.
$350.00 Deposit
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

Building code waivers or modification

Land Information NZ (LINZ) notifications
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)


$157.00 or part thereof


Documents requiring Council resolution, certification or Council seal

Plus actual cost (over 60 minutes) and any legal disbursements



$157.00 per hour

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