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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Building Consent Fees 

  • Fees are payable when you apply for a building consent. These fees cover consent processing, inspections and issue of Code Compliance Certificate.
  • Applicants pay a deposit when we accept your application online and you will receive an invoice for the payment. Once the application is granted, a second invoice will be sent for the remainder of the fees and levies where applicable. A merchant fee of 2% normally applies to the payment, which is charged by the credit card and merchant service providers. Council does not retain any part of this fee. 
  • You can also pay by EFTPOS, credit card, bank transfer, cash, or by attaching a cheque to your building consent application in the Council Office. 
  • Occasionally, additional fees may arise if as we work on applications we find additional areas that need investigation; 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)​

Find out which fees all applicants have to pay.

  • 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.​
  • Development contribution may be applicable based on the activity of the consent.
  • : If you withdraw your consent, the deposit will not be refunded if the consent has been granted. 

Other types of applications & 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.​​

Page reviewed: 08 Mar 2019 3:18pm