Fees and Charges

A deposit is required at the time of application. As your application is processed, charges are accrued.  When the consent is approved you will receive an invoice for any outstanding building consent fees.


​Building Inspection Services​2019/20
​The fees set for actual and reasonable costs will be reduced, as appropriate, when a Building Certifier undertakes work on behalf of the applicant. Building Consent fees are categorised in the following schedule for work up to $300,000. Actual and reasonable cost will be charged for works over this value.
​Evaluation or pre-lodgement meeting (first hour free) - per hour​$150
​Inspection - per inspection​$150 (norm)
$235 (final)
​Re-Inspection - per inspection$150 (norm)
$235 (final)
Mileage for re-inspection - per km/per re-inspection​​$1
​Note: Charges include the minimum required components of fees for administration, inspections, plan checks, building consent, drainage and plumbing checks, Project Information Memorandum (PIM) and Code Compliance Certificate (CCC). Additional services such as further inspections or plan checks will incur further charges.
Work                                                Example (Indicative Only)
​​​Project Information Memorandum (PIM) only​$184
​Building Report​$450
​Minor Works                                  Demolition, removal, waste connections$301​
​Fire Instillation                               Free Standing Fire
                                                          Inbuilt Fire
​Additional Inspections​$150
New and Alterations                     Garages, carports, conservatory, covered yards
                                                          Swimming/spa pool fences
​Less than $5,000​$581
​$5,001 - $10,000                             Rooms extensions, minor kitchen and bathroom

​$10,001 - $20,000                           Serviced garages, relocations, unserviced sleepouts​$1,190
​All Building Work
​$20,001 - $40,000
$40,001 - $60,000
$60,001 - $100,000
$100,001 - $300,000
Over $300,000 (requires deposit)
​Accreditation Levy - per $1,000 of work​$1.40
​Additional Levies for GST Inclusive Work for Applications of $20,444 or more
​BRANZ Levy - per $1,000 total value of work​$1
​Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Levy (formerly DHB) per $1,000 total value of work
​Assessing Amended Plans​$260
​Exempt Building Works (includes assessment and filing fee)
Exempt Building Works (filing fee only)
​Change of Use Application​Actual Cost
​Note: All Building Consent applications requiring Compliance Schedule must include the Compliance Schedule application.  The above fees do not include the cost of checks by Structural Engineers or the Fire and Emergency NZ. 
​Compliance Schedule - New​$260
​Compliance Schedule  - Updated​$100
​Certificate of Acceptance (additional fee for Building Consent Application and Inspection cost will also apply)
Certificate of Public Use​$200
​Extension of Time for Building Consent​$90
​Photocopying (Refer to Photocopying, Laminating, Printing & Media Charges)
​Building Warrant of Fitness (BWoF)
​Building WoF Audits​$150
​Incomplete/Expired Building WoF - per hour​$125
​Building WoF Annual Renewal Fee​$65
​Building WoF Second Reminder​$65
​Notice to Fix - Issuing Fee​$150
Miscellaneous Building Inspection Fees
​Infringement Notice – Issuing Fee​$150
​Notice to fix – Issuing Fee​$150
​Desktop audit (first 15 mins free) - per hour​$150
​​Inspection and/or further investigations - per hour​$150
​Monthly report of Building Consents issued - per annum​$360
Inspection of Building Files
​​Up to four hours’ notice may be required to view files in certain circumstances - per file$20​
​Professional Advice - per hour$150
Photocopying (Refer to Photocopying, Laminating, Printing & Media Charges)
​Scanning and Digital Storage Fee​$50
​Safe & Sanitary Report – to be supplied (building work 1992) – Council filing fee only​$85
​Swimming Pool Exemption Hearing (deposit)​$525
​Certificate of Title​$15
Council Officers' Hourly Rate
​Building Control Officer​$150
​Regulation Manager​$180
​Code Compliance Bond (potentially refundable – on completion of works)​$500
​Building Certificate – Sale a Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Section 100f​$100
​Inspections of building for compliance with Section 224f RMA​$235
​Street Damage Bond – includes roads, street signage, street lighting, kerb & channelling,
culvert ends, footpaths and water and sewer connections.  ​Relocation of Buildings and Other Structures (Sections 12 & 150(6), Local Government Act 2002)

$5000 bond​
Other Building Works – to be assessed by Land Transport Manager at time of Building
Consent Application

​As Assessed
​Plus 2 x inspection fees (1 before commencement of works, 1 at end of works) –

​Building File Search on behalf (first half hour free) - per hour
​$125 plus disbursements



Page reviewed: 06 Sep 2019 8:44am