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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. The fees below are as at 1 July 2023.

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General notes on 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.

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 charges by Council must be paid as soon as practicable. Applications that are not accepted at the time that they are submitted may incur administration costs.

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

Solid or liquid fuel heaters (fireplaces) Charges
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 $500.00
Solid or liquid fuel heaters freestanding, two inspections $700.00
Solar water heater and Retrofit Insulation  
Solar water heater - processing costs covered by rates $0.00
Retrofit insulation in exterior walls (exemption application) $0.00

 

Building consent fees per hour
Staff hourly rates (including gst)
Administration $125.00
Code compliance assessors $175.00
Building Control Officer (Residential 1 and 2 projects) $219.00
Building Control Officer (Residential 3 and Commerical projects) $232.00
Specialist - Development Engineers  $255.00
Senior Specialist - Structural Engineer and Technical Lead $285.00
Team leader/Manager/project manager/legal services $299.00
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 TCC admin time
Project Information Memorandum (PIM) fixed fees  
Residential $690.00
Commercial $871.00
Processing of PIM as part of a Building Consent will be charged at the officers’ hourly rates  
Building consent extension of time one off charge
(To commence building work under a building consent)
Residential $165.00
Commercial $207.00
Online system fee (charged on all Building Consent applications) one off charge
Project value up to $124,999 $86.00
Project value $125,000 to $499,999 $259.00
Project value $500,000 to $999,999 $431.00
Project value over $999,999 $900.00
Amended plans
(plus hourly charge as applicable)
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) up to $9,999 $78.00
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) - $10,000 to $19,999 $159.00
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) - $20,000 to $99,999 $228.00
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) - $100,000 and over $400.00
On-site minor variation (residential) $219.00
On-site minor variation (commercial) $232.00
Certificate of acceptance (COA) 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. $829.00
Commercial (Non-refundable COA application acceptance fee, plus normal BC fees) This fee is still payable if the COA application once reviewed is refused. $1085.00
COA administration fee (fixed fee applied to all COA applications). $206.00 
COA site inspection - residential  $219.00 per hour
COA site inspection - commercial  $232.00 per hour
Building consent administration charges and levies
Building consent lodgement checking fee (per hour) $125.00
Obtaining a certificate of title change $38.00

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 of NZ. $1.00 per $1,000 (or part there-after)
of building works $20,000  
or more
Building consent extension of time Per hour
Building levy ($1.75 per $1,000 (or part there-after of building works $20,444 or more). The BA04 requires Council to collect a levy to be paid to MBIE.

$1.75 per $1,000 (or part there-after)
of building works $20,444 
or more

Code Compliance Certificate Charges
(Fixed fees charged at when consent is granted, plus hourly charge fees as applicable)  
plus hourly charge fees as applicable)
Project value up to $19,999 $162.00
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $418.00
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $614.00
Project value $500,000 and over $1,123.00

Historic Code Compliance Certificate (over 5 years old). Drainage, solid fuel heaters, solar, retaining walls - fixed fee, in addition to CCC project value fees, plus hourly charges as applicable.

$418.00
Historic residential Code Compliance Certificate (over 5 years old) - fixed fee, in addition to CCC project value fees, plus hourly charges as applicable. $839.00
Historic commercial Code Compliance Certificate (over 5 years old) - fixed fee, in addition to CCC project value fees, plus hourly charges as applicable. $1652.00
CCC reactivation fee $273.00

Compliance schedule

(plus hourly charge fees as applicable)
Schedule application base fee $141.00
Amendment to compliance schedule $128.00
Additional fee per feature identified in schedule $34.00
Building warrant of fitness site audit per hour $210.00
Process building warrant of fitness $117.00
Site inspections Charges
Residential per hour $219.00
Commercial per hour $232.00
Building inspections same day cancellation (each) $219.00 Residential
$232.00 Commercial
Other building charges Charges
NZ Fire Service review unit charges Actual cost
Building reports Charges
Subscription of building consent approval information
Weekly service - fee per week $27.00
Monthly service - fee per month $55.00
Earthworks monitoring Charges
Monitoring fee $247.20
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 $736.00
Commercial 3 $1133.00
Certificate of Public Use extension of time $330.00
TCC admin fee for Building Act notice Charges
Section 72, Section 75, Section 124 notice administration fee (actual time and LINZ registration cost will be charged directly to the applicant by Councils solicitors) $236.00
Building Act Section 37 (planning) administration fee $239.00
Exemption fee (application for exemption from the building consent requirements) for project value up to $19,999. Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $239.00
Exemption fee (application for exemption from the building consent requirements) for project value $20,000 to $499,999. Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $569.00
Exemption fee (application for exemption from the building consent requirements) for project value $500,000 and over (application for exemption from the building consent requirements). Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $1120.00
Filing fee for receiving third party specialist commercial building 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.
$255.00
Waiver or modification of the building code $147.00
Notice to fix - residential $219.00
Notice to fix - commercial $235.00
Notice to fix extension of time $219.00
Obtaining a certificate of title change $38.00
Swimming pool Charges
Swimming pool compliance inspection fee (each inspection) $165.00
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
Processing and Inspection fees for Asset protection bond  

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