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Building Fees & Charges


Building Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

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

Building Fees Fee (incl GST)
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: Levies payable to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (payable on all applications where work is valued over $20,444 including GST)
Note: Levies payable to BRANZ (payable on all applications where work is valued over $20,000 including GST)
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: The accreditation fee is to cover continuing Central Government accreditation costs relating to the Building Act 2004.
Note: All building consent, building consent amendment, code compliance certificate, certificate of acceptance and certificate for public use fees are charged on an actual and reasonable cost recovery basis as per the fees and charges below. Fees are payable prior to the grant/issue of the applicable consent/certificate.
Consent Fees
Solid Fuel Burner - Free Standing (including accreditation fee) plus travel fees$295.00 
Solid Fuel Burner - In Built (including accreditation fee) plus travel fees$395.00 
Marquee Consent / Inspection Fee$185.00 
Note: Plus actual and reasonable costs for above
Minor plumbing and drainage works including new connections, replacement septic tanks and effluent fields, demolition work and swimming pool fences$0.00 
Note: Plus actual and reasonable costs for above
Additions and alterations or similar building works up to value of $50,000 Actual and reasonable costs 
Dwellings, commercial/industrial buildings and building alterations, repiling and in ground poolsActual and reasonable costs 
Pole Barn / Garage / Carport / Conservatory under $20,000Actual and reasonable costs 
Amendment to building consent Actual and reasonable costs 
Administrative Charges
Administration Fee - under $20,000$295.00 
Administration Fee - over $20,000$550.00 
Administration Fee - over $100,000 and commercial buildings$750.00 
Issue of Compliance Schedule charged on hourly rate Note: generally expect 2 to 4 hours$180.00 
Compliance Schedules update and reissue charged on hourly rate Note: Generally expect 2-4 hours$180.00 
Non Consented Compliance Schedules / Warrant of Fitness check (per specified system) hourly rate$180.00 
Building Warrant of Fitness Administration Fee/Audit Fee charged on hourly rate Note: Standard audit generally takes 4 hours$180.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 1$220.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 2$230.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 3$250.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 4$280.00 
Inspection Fee - Outside Zone 4$320.00 
Re-Inspection FeeAs per zone fee 
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 
BRANZ and MBIE LevyActual cost 
Section 72 administration (Building subject to natural hazards)Actual and reasonable costs 
Section 75 administration and Certification (Building across 2 or more allotments)Actual and reasonable costs 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - under $20,000$70.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - under $100,000$100.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - over $100,000$155.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - Commercial$220.00 
Hourly Charge Out Rate Administration$140.00 
Hourly Charge Out/Processing Rate - Building Consent Officer/Monitoring and Compliance$180.00 
Hourly Charge Out Rate - Plan check of building consent$230.00 
Hourly Charge Out Rate - Pre-lodge of building consent$180.00 
Hourly Charge Out/Processing Rate - Building Control Team Lead$195.00 
GoGet Administration Portal Fee - all consents$45.00 
GoGet Administration Fee - all consents$105.00 
Travel Costs (per km)$1.20 
Peer review of engineering reportsActual and reasonable costs 
Property File Request$35.00 
GIS Map Information
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 outlines above, there is a charge based on actual time taken plus any disbursements.
Hourly charge out rate$165.00 
Minimum charge for specialist maps$80.00 
Information Memoranda
Property Information Memoranda$370.00 
Land Information Memoranda - ten (10) working days (Residential Property)$350.00 
Land Information Memoranda (Commercial)$625.00 
Certificate of Title$35.00 
Miscellaneous Consents
Certificate of Public Use Minimum Fee (Plus actual and reasonable costs)$350  
Certificate of Acceptance Minimum Fee (Plus actual and reasonable costs)$500  
Applications for Change of use of a building$500 deposit Plus actual and reasonable costs 
Swimming Pool Fences
Compliance Inspection for existing fence Minimum Fee$220.00 
Reinspection of pool fence for non-compliance$220.00 


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