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Building Fees & Charges


Building Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Building Fees Fee (incl GST)
Note: Building consent deposit payable on application.
Note: The actual fee payable includes the cost of time taken to process each application, project information memorandum, building consent or compliance schedule and the cost of the inspections required.
Note: Extra charges will be applicable for development levies. These will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please contact Council for exact costs.
Note: Deposits are based on adequate documentation being provided to Council at the time of application and a set number of inspections. Further charges will be incurred should further work be required during processing and issuing consent or should extra inspections be required.
Note: It is anticipated that the scheduled deposit will cover some of Council's actual and reasonable expenses. Where additional costs are incurred, the applicant will be charged accordingly. Where, upon issue of a Code of Compliance Certificate, the deposit is found to exceed the actual and reasonable cost, a refund will be made.
Note: Building Research Association and Department of Building and Housing levies are additional to the above at the Rates specified from time to time by the Association.
Note: Pursuant to Building Research Association Legislation, materials, labour and plant costs must be included in the total value of building work for the calculation of levies.
Note: An additional charge for the Property Information Memoranda will be made when requested prior to a Building Consent Application being filed, and when the project is more than minor works.
Note: The accreditation fee is to cover continuing Central Government accreditation costs relating to the Building Act 2004.
Note: Council intend to introduce a mileage recovery component to the inspection fee.
Consent Fees
Solid Fuel Burner - Free Standing (including accreditation fee) (deposit)$260.00 
Solid Fuel Burner - In Built (including accreditation fee) (deposit)$355.00 
Marquee Consent / Inspection Fee$360.00 
Minor plumbing and drainage works including new connections, replacement septic tanks and effluent fields, demolition work and swimming pool fences (deposit)$380.00 
Dwellings, commercial/industrial buildings and building alterations, repiling and in ground pools (deposit)$2,000.00 
Pole Barn / Garage / Carport / Conservatory under $20,000 (deposit)$780.00 
Minor building work (deposit)$380.00 
Semi Permanent Awnings$150.00 
Amendment to building consent - deposit$500.00 
Variation processing under s45 BA04 as minor - hourly rate$160.00 
Hourly Processing Fee$160.00 
Administrative Charges
Administration Fee - under 20,000$270.00 
Administration Fee - over 20,000$500.00 
Administration Fee - over 100,000 and commercial buildings$700.00 
Compliance Schedules (BWOF) hourly rate$160.00 
Amendments to Compliance Schedules hourly rate$160.00 
Compliance schedules charge per specified system$10.00 
Issue of Compliance Schedule$270.00 
Building Warrant of Fitness Admin Fee$150.00 
Building Warrant of Fitness Audit Fee (hourly rate additional)$160.00 
Building Warrant of Fitness Audit Fee hourly rate$160.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 1$200.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 2$210.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 3$230.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 4$260.00 
Inspection Fee - Outside Zone 4$300.00 
Re-Inspection FeeAs per Zone fee 
BRANZ and MBIE LevyActual Cost 
Section 72 administration (Building subject to natural hazards)$200.00 
Section 75 administration and Certification (Building across 2 or more allotments)$200.00 
NZFS Design Review Unit Peer Review of Fire ReportsActual Cost 
Building Warrant of Fitness Audit Fee Hourly Rate$150.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - under 20,000$35.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - under 100,000$70.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - over 100,000$125.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - Commercial$185.00 
Hourly Charge Out Rate$160.00 
Travel Costs (per km)$1.00 
Peer review of engineering reportsActual Cost 
Property File Request$35.00 
GIS Map Information
Note: Every Day Map Requests (No Photograph) - Note - A request that involves less than 15 minutes to produce
Note: Every Day Map Requests (With Photograph) - Note - A request that involves less than 15 minutes to produce
Special Map Request Charges
Note: Specialised maps are those which require new layers to be added, minor analysis work and/or specialised printing techniques. In addition to the printing charges outlined above there is a charge based on actual time taken plus any disbursements.
Hourly charge out rate$160.00 
Minimum charge for specialist maps$75.00 
Information Memoranda
Property Information Memoranda$350.00 
Land Information Memoranda - ten (10) working days (Residential Property)$300.00 
Urgent Land Information Memoranda - two (2) working days (Residential Property)$600.00 
Land Information Memoranda (Commercial)$600.00 
Certificate of Title$30.00 
Hourly charge out rate$160.00 
Miscellaneous Consents
Certificate of Public Use$350.00 
Note: Plus actual and reasonable costs for above
Certificate of Acceptance$500.00 
Note: Plus actual and reasonable costs for above
Applications for Change of use of a building$500.00 
Note: Plus actual and reasonable costs for above
Inspections for which no other fee has been paid (mileage will be charged for inspections outside the district) - eg effluent system subdivision inspections$300.00 
Non Consent Compliance Schedules / Warrant of Fitness check (per specified system) hourly rate$160.00 
Hourly charge out rate$160.00 
Swimming Pool Fences
Compliance Inspection for existing fence (deposit)$200.00 


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