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Fees & Charges

The building consent fees and charges outlined below are lodgement fees only. They represent the maximum fee to be charged at the time of application for building consent.

However, the quality of information, size and complexity of a project will dictate the actual amount to be charged which may be less or more than stated below.

Once the building consent has been approved the balance of the fees will need to be paid in full upon collection of the consent.

Please note that your final building consent fees may also include development contributions.

All fees listed below are inclusive of GST.

Development contributions

Building Consent Lodgement Fees (non refundable)

as at 01/07/2015

Please note: lodgement fees can only paid by cash, cheque or credit card (not internet banking).


Residential Dwellings

Alterations/Additions ($10,000 and under)
does not cover Cert. of Acceptance, Safe & Sanitary, or Solid Fuel Heater applications)


Alterations/Additions (over $10,000) 
does not cover Cert. of Acceptance, Safe & Sanitary, or Solid Fuel Heater applications)


New dwellings


Multi unit developments (greater than three units) - (initial lodgement only - portion may be refunded if actual costs incurred are less than lodgement fee)


Transportable dwellings


Solar Heating installation (balance to be rate funded)


Commercial / Industrial

Additions and alterations


New buildings


PIM only


PIM lodgement fee - Residential and Commercial


Other Building Consent Charges

Issue Building Consent


Issue PIM or Advice Note $142.00
Issue Code Compliance Certificate $90.00
  • Building Code Plan Processing Fee @ $187 per hour
  • Site Inspection Fees @ $125 per 0.5 hours

Process PIM/ Plan Development Engineering Assessment for Residential

Process PIM/Development Engineering Assessment for  for Commercial $356.00

Other Building Consent Charges could include:

  • Asset Bond $770 or $1550 with Inspection Fees of either $215 or $310 
  • Water/Drainage Connection Applications $130
  • Value based Government levies for work $20,000 and over.
  • Earthworks Monitoring for work over 100m2 $190

Last Reviewed: 01/07/2015

Fast Tracker



Freestanding solid fuel heaters $346 $346
Inbuilt solid fuel heaters  $471 $471
Marquees $346 $346
Sewer/drainage  $346

N/A- has to be full consent 

Removal/Demolition (includes refundable bond $1,331 $2,111 

Last Reviewed: 08/07/2014

Other Building Charges:

as at 01/07/2013

For an inspection as requested by a client and the project is not ready for inspection:


For a general inspection not requiring a specific certificate


For an inspection requiring specific certification requested by an owner (ie, lifts, electrical, ventilation, fire alarms, etc)

Charges based on an hourly rate

Where in any particular case, a charge is inadequate to enable Council to recover its actual and reasonable costs in respect of the matter concerned, Council may require payment of an additional charge.  
Safety and Health Assessment of non-consented building works (Safe & Sanitary)


NZ Fire Service Review Unit Charges

Actual Cost

Last Reviewed: 04/07/2014

Code Compliance Certificate Charges

as at 01/07/2014

Issue certificate only


Additional copy of certificate

No charge

Last Reviewed: 30/04/2015

LIM Report Fees

as at 01/07/2015



10 working day service


5 working day service


Commercial and Industrial

10 working day service


Last Reviewed: 01/07/2015

Compliance schedule fees

Schedule application base fee


Plus fee per feature identified in Schedule


Issue additional copy of Compliance Schedule


Building Warrant of Fitness site audit


Process Building Warrant of Fitness


Amendment to Compliance Schedule


Plus fee per feature removed/added


Last Reviewed: 24/01/2014