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Building Consent Fees

How it works

  • Fees are payable for a building consent. These fees cover consent processing, inspections and issue of Code Compliance Certificate.
  • Once the application is granted, an invoice will be sent for the fees and levies where applicable.
  • Payment can be made by EFTPOS, credit card, bank transfer, or cash.
  • If paying by credit card, a merchant fee of 2% may be applied to the payment. This fee is charged by the credit card and merchant service providers. Council does not retain any part of this fee.
  • Occasionally, additional fees may arise if after we've issued the building consent, there are changes to the proposed building work that require an amendment to be lodged; or additional inspections required. (e.g. cancelled bookings and re-inspection on failed work)

Fees all applicants pay

Find out which fees all applicants have to pay.

Other fees that may apply

  • Additional fees may apply depending on the type and value of your consent.
  • Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) Levy - If the value of your consent is $20,000 or more, a BRANZ levy of $1.00 for every $1,000 and of the part thereof will be charged.
  • Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Levy - If the value of your consent is $20,444 or more, a MBIE levy of $2.01 (including GST) will also apply for every $1,000 or part thereof. The building levy rate from 1 July 2020 is $1.75 including GST.
  • Development contribution may be applicable based on the activity of the consent.

Please note: If you withdraw your consent, you will be liable for any processing fees incurred to date.

Other types of applications and their fees

Other application fees associated with your building work such as getting a PIM or certificate of acceptance, a building warrant of fitness, or needing an independent qualified person, a building warrant of fitness or swimming pool fencing inspection.

Project value & building level

Your building consent fees are made up of several components, including a combination of the project value and the level of building involved.

Building services fees and charges guidance