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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 2022.

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Development Contributions increases

Development Contributions are a charge on developments that helps pay for the infrastructure that services this growth (e.g. wastewater pipes, roads, reserves, treatment plants – and soon community facilities like pools and libraries). The charge is usually included in building consent invoices.

This charge has increased by $8849 for any building consents lodged on or after 1 February 2022. Further increases, estimated at up to $5000, are likely from 1 July 2022.

Find out more about the increases

 

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 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)

$482.00

Solid or liquid fuel heaters inbuilt, two inspections $683.00
Solar water heater - processing costs covered by rates $0.00

 

Building consent fees Charges
Staff hourly rates (including gst)
Administration $159.00
Code compliance auditors $206.00
Building officers $248.00
General specialist engineer and consultants  $250.00
Senior specialist engineer and consultants $275.00
Team leader $290.00
Manager/project manager/legal services $299.00
Structural Engineering Processing Fee $273.00
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
PIM fees Charges
Residential $670.00
Commercial $846.00
Building consent extension of time Charges
(To commence building work under a building consent)
Residential $159.00
Commercial $201.00
Online system fee Charges
Project value up to $19,999 No charge
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $43.00
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $122.00
Project value $500,000 to $999,999 $390.00
Project value over $999,999 $670.00
Amended plans
(plus hourly charge as applicable)
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) up to $9,999 $76.00
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) - $10,000 to $19,999 $154.00
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) - $20,000 to $99,999 $221.00
Amended building consent, applications – project value (amendment) - $100,000 and over $389.00
On-site minor variation (residential) $201.00
On-site minor variation (commercial) $244.00
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. $805.00
Commercial (Non-refundable COA application acceptance fee, plus normal BC fees) This fee is still payable if the COA application once reviewed is refused. $1053.00
COA administration fee (fixed fee applied to all COA applications). $200.00
COA site inspection - residential - per 45min inspection slot. Inspection time will be charged in 45min blocks, and will include travel time, time on site and time spent completing associated inspection documentation. $201.00
COA site inspectoin - commercial - per 45min inspection slot. Inspection time will be charged in 45min blocks, and will include travel time, time on site and time spent completing associated inspection documentation. $244.00
Building consent administration charges and levies
Building consent checking fee (per hour) $232.00

Building Consent Authority Accreditation and Assessment Levy. Charged for meeting the standards and criteria under the Building Accreditation.

$1.25
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
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

Processing and Inspection fees for Asset protection bond  

 

Code compliance certificate Charges
plus hourly charge fees as applicable)
Project value up to $19,999 $157.00
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $406.00
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $596.00
Project value $500,000 and over $1090.00

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.

$406.00
Historic residential code compliance certificate (over 5 years old) - fixed fee, in addition to CCC project value fees, plus hourly charges as applicable. $815.00
Historic commercial code compliance certificate (over 5 years old) - fixed fee, in addition to CCC project value fees, plus hourly charges as applicable. $1604.00
CCC reactivation fee $265.00

Compliance schedule

(plus hourly charge fees as applicable)
Schedule application base fee $137.00
Amendment to compliance schedule $124.00
Additional fee per feature identified in schedule $33.00
Building warrant of fitness site audit per hour $204.00
Expired BWOF charge $204.00
Non-compliance (notice to fix charge) $204.00
Process building warrant of fitness $114.00
Site inspections Charges
Residential (inspection time will be charged in 45min blocks, and will include travel time, time on site and time spent completing associated inspection documentation). $201.00
Commercial (inspection time will be charged in 45min blocks, and will include travel time, time on site and time spent completing associated inspection documentation). $244.00
Building inspections same day cancellation (each) $201.00 Residential
$244.00 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 $26.50
Monthly service - fee per month $53.00
Earthworks monitoring Charges
Monitoring fee $240.00
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 $715.00
Commercial 3 $1100.00
Certificate of Public Use extension of time $320.00
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) $229.00
Building Section 37 administration fee $232.00
Exemption fee (application for exemption from the building consent requirements) for project value up to $19,999. Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $232.00
Exemption fee (application for exemption from the building consent requirements) for project value $20,000 to $499,999. Plus hourly charge fees as applicable. $552.00
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. $1088.00
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.
$248.00
Waiver or modification of the building code $143.00
Notice to fix $455.00
Notice to fix extension of time $186.00
Obtaining a certificate of title change $37.00
Swimming pool Charges
Swimming pool compliance inspection fee (each inspection) $160.00
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

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