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Building service fees

Fees for building services can be paid in person at our customer service centre, or online through internet banking, debit cards or credit cards. You’ll need your invoice number and customer number as shown on your invoice.

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General notes on fees

Any functions or services that are provided but are not specifically detailed in this schedule will be charged at the relevant officer charge out rate. All deposits and fixed fees will be charged at the time of acceptance by Council and must be paid as soon as practicable. Applications that are not accepted at the time that they are submitted will incur administration costs.

Where this document refers to Residential, Commercial 1, 2 or 3 or Industrial this is the complexity of work according to the National BCA Competency Assessment System Levels.

Solid or liquid fuel heaters

Solid or liquid fuel heaters (residential pre-approved models only). The fixed fee includes processing, inspections, administration and a Code Compliance Certificate. Additional fees may apply if requests for further information or additional inspections are required. Solid or liquid fuel heaters freestanding, one inspection, $420.87 Solid or liquid fuel heaters inbuilt, two inspections $572.00

Building consent - lodgement fees deposit (non-refundable)

This deposit is payable for all residential and commercial consent applications and is non-refundable. All fees are deposits unless otherwise stated. All deposits are non-refundable. An assessment of total fees will be made based on actual cost  (including any specialist reviews). The deposit will be deducted from the actual cost. All fees and hourly rates are inclusive of GST and are payable before the consent is issued. 

Building consent lodgement fees (non refundable) Charges
Staff hourly rates (including gst)
Administration $139.70/hr
Code compliance auditors $187/hr
Building officers $218.90/hr
Senior building officers $226.60/hr
General specialist engineer and consultants  $226.60/hr
Senior specialist engineer and consultants $248.60/hr
Team manager $259.60/hr
Manager/project manager/legal services  $268.40/hr
Compliance officer pool fencing  $209/hr
Technical specialist (HSNO)  $226.60/hr
Please note: External specialists fees are charged out if they exceed the staff hourly rates at actual costs plus TCC admin time. Actual costs plus Council
admin time
Please note: External legal fees are charged out if they exceed the staff hourly rates at actual costs plus TCC admin time.  Actual costs plus Council
admin time
PIM lodgement fees Charges
Deposit only if in processing, the PIM exceeds the deposit then, additional actual time will be charged at the appropriate hourly rate listed above.
Residential $605.00
Commercial $764.50
Removable dwellings report $559.90
Solar heater - installation only* $291.50
Solar Panel fixed fee (Residential only) plus hourly processing charge if needed.* $320.00
Estimate only of what the total fee should be as long as there are no issues.
* 100% subsidised by rates
Residential applications - initial deposit only Charges
New buildings, additions, alterations, transportable dwellings, solar heaters, etc. Estimate only does not include development contributions fee.
Project value up to $999 $335.50
Project value $1,000 to $1,999 $632.50
Project value $2,000 to $4,999 $1,433.30
Project value $5,000 to $19,999 $2,091.10
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $2,477.20
Project value $100,000 to $299,999 $6,278.80
Project value $300,000 to $500,000 $5,708.00
Project value over $500,000 $7,694.50
Commercial applications - initial deposit only
New buildings, additions, alterations, transportable dwellings, solar heaters, etc. Estimate only does not include development contributions fee.
Project value up to $9,999 $1,094.50
Project value up to $10,000 to $19,999 $2,174.70
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $4,538.60
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $6,122.60
Project value $500,000 to $1,000,000 $8,321.50
Project value $1,000,000 to $4,999,999 $13,854.50
Project value $5,000,000 to $9,999,999 $19,563.50
Project value over $10,000,000 $24,931.50
Building consent extension of time
To commence building work under a building consent.
Residential $106.70
Commercial $172.70
Building consent cancellation fee $184.80
   
Online system fee  
Project value up to $19,999 No charge
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $27.50
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $82.50
Project value $500,000 to $999,999 $220.00
Project value over $999,999 $385.00
   
Online maintenance fee  
Project value up to $19,999 No charge
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $11.00
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $27.50
Project value $500,000 to $999,999 $220.00
Project value over $999,999 $385.00
   
Scanning charge ($2 per A3 or A4 page plus 1hr admin charge). 

$2.20 per page
plus $139.70
(1hr) admin
fee

Amended plans initial deposit only (plus hourly charge fees as applicable)
Minimum Amendment charge for minor projects $129.00
Amended building consent, applications –project value up to $9,999 $68.75
Amended building consent, applications –project value $10,000 to $19,999 $139.70
Amended building consent, applications –project value up to$20,000 to $99,999 $200.20
Amended building consent, applications –project value up to $100,000 and over $350.90
Certificate of acceptance application
(current Building Consent fees will also be charged in addition to the application fee) 
Residential (Non-refundable COA application acceptance fee, plus normal BC fees) This fee is still payable if the COA application once reviewed is refused $728.20
Commercial (Non-refundable COA application acceptance fee, plus normal BC fees) This fee is still payable if the COA application once reviewed is refused $951.50
COA Administration Fee. (Fixed fee applied all COA applications). $184.00
Building consent administration charges and levies
Building consent vetting fee and administration charge $209/hr

Building consent authority accreditation and assessment levy. Charged for meeting the standards and criteria under the Building Accreditation Regulations 2006.

$1.25 per $1,000 (or part there-after
of building works $20,000 or more)
Building research levy ($1 per $1,000 (or part there-after of building works $20,000 or more). The BA04 requires the Council to collect a levy to be paid to the Building Research Association  $1 per $1,000
(or part there-
after of building works $20,000
or more)
Building levy ($2.01 per $1,000 (or part there-after of building works $20,000 or more) The BA04 requires Council to collect a levy to be paid to MBIE.

$2.01 per $1,000
(or part there-after of building
works $20,000
or more)

Processing and Inspection fees for Asset protection bond  
Notes:
1. The following asset protection bonds are deposits only.
2. Where Council incurs additional cost in administering the asset protection bond then additional fees will be charged. Examples of incurring additional cost include undertaking additional inspections over and above those stated below, arranging for sub-standard works or damaged assets/infrastructure to be brought up to the required standards, re-inspections of work etc.
3. Where additional fees are charged, the fees will be charged on a time and cost basis with a minimum fee of 1 hour plus disbursements and deducted from the bond amount prior to refund
4. For item 3 above if the value of the additional fees exceeds the value of the bond then Council will invoice the Bond Holder for the balance outstanding
 
Refundable asset protection bond - residential $1,000.00 (no GST
Refundable asset protection bond - commercial $2,000.00 (no GST)
Bond processing and inspection fee (no vehicle crossing) $208.70
Bond processing and inspection fee (with a vehicle crossing) $287.00

 

Code compliance certificate Charges
Code compliance certificate (new) (plus hourly charge fees as applicable)
Project value up to $19,999 $143.00
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $367.40
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $539.00
Project value $500,000 and over $983.40
Priority code compliance certificate $596.20

Code compliance certificate (over 5 years old)
(Non- refundable ccc fee, in addition to ccc project value fees, plus hourly charge fees as applicable)

$739.20
Decision to refuse code compliance (plus hourly charge fees as applicable) $67.10
Issue or Re-issue Code Compliance Certificate only $120.00

Compliance schedule (plus hourly charge fees as applicable)

 
Schedule application base fee $125.40
Plus fee per feature identified in schedule $29.70
Building warrant of fitness site audit per hour $184.80
Expired BWOF charge $184.80
Non- compliance (notice to fix charge) $184.80
Process building warrant of fitness $103.40
Amendment to compliance schedule $112.20
Annual BWOF renewal one specified system $101.20
Annual BWOF renewal two or more specified systems $150.70
Site inspections Charges
Residential $173.80/
0.75hrs
Commercial $217.80/
0.75hrs
Building inspections same-day cancellation (each) $157.30
Neighbouring property building site damage inspection: (damage caused by building site construction activity or unconsented work) $91.30 call out fee, plus
$224.40/hr
Other building charges Charges
NZ Fire Service review unit charges Actual cost
Development engineering assessment
Crossing/services $168.30/hr
Site/hazards $168.30/hr
Engineering site inspections $168.30/hr
Review of geotechnical report Actual cost
Asset delivery fees Charges
Subscription of building consent approval information
- Weekly service - fee per week $16.50
- Monthly service - fee per month $33.00
Environmental Planning processing ($2.64 per minute equivalent) $158.40
Earthworks monitoring Charges
Monitoring fee $216.70
Fees for additional costs incurred (see notes below) 
Administration & Management Fee (management overheads) Charged to each Building Consent $300,000 or more. $162.80
Certificate of public use Charges
Provided that where the cost to process a certificate for public use exceeds the scheduled deposit fee then additional time will be charged at the relevant officer charge out rate.
Commercial 1 and 2 $656.08
Commercial 3 $993.56
CPU extension of time $290.28
Code compliance (SOC inspectors/auditors assessment) $210.10/hr
Obtaining a certificate of title charge$72.60
TCC admin fee for Building Act notice Charges
For a Section 72, Section 75, Section 124 notice (actual time and LINZ registration cost will be charged directly to the applicant by Councils solicitors) $206.25
Building Section 37 Admin fee $209.00
Exemption fee, (application for exemption from the building consent requirements). For project value up to $19,999. Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $162.80
Exemption fee (application for exemption from the building consent requirements). For project value $20,000 to $499,999. Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $498.30
Exemption fee for project value $500,000 and over (application for exemption from the building consent requirements). Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $983.40
Filing fee for receiving third party reports or other information to place on the property file at owner’s request. Note each document placed on Councils property file must have a disclaimer in favour of, acceptable to, and indemnifying Council in all respects, put on the document and signed by the applicant. $393.80
Lapsing a building consent $106.70
Waiver or modification of the building code $123.20
Notice to fix $414.70
Notice to fix extension of time $168.30
Swimming and spa pool Charges
Swimming/spa pool registration fee (first registered). Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $134.20
Swimming/spa pool compliance inspection fee (each inspection) $157.30
Swimming/spa pool applications for exemption under the Building Act $224.40

 

Pre application advice  
Pre-Application and Project concept development meetings (based on the charge out rates of the officers in attendance)

Refer to hourly charge out rates. First

0.5 hour Free, then charge applies

Pre-Application - Commercial Quality Assurance Projects (based on the charge out rates of the officers in attendance)
Refer to hourly charge out rates. First
 
0.5 hour Free, then charge applies
 
Refer to hourly charge out rates. First
 
0.5 hour Free, then charge applies

 

New transportable dwelling Charges
Transportable Building Condition inspection check, Plus Hourly charge if required $524.00
Project value up to $74,999 $2,804.07
Project value $75,000 - $86,999 $2,857.00
Project value $87,000 - $92,999 $2,883.46
Project value $93,000 - $98,999 $2,909.93
Project value $99,000 - $150,000 $3,520.77
Transportable building condition bond - bond deducted off building consent fees payable and/or refunded if not used.

$1,344.20

Injected Wall Insulation $767.58

Last Reviewed: 02/10/2018
 

 
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