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Building Fees & Charges

Building Fees Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2016.

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) $255.00 
Solid Fuel Burner – In Built (including accreditation fee) (deposit) $350.00 
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) $375.00 
Dwellings, commercial/industrial buildings and building alterations, repiling and in ground pools (deposit) $1,195.00 
Pole Barn / Garage / Carport / Conservatory under $20,000 (deposit) $770.00 
Minor building work (deposit) $375.00 
Semi Permanent Awnings $145.00 
Amendment to building consent - deposit $310.00 
Variation processing under s45 BA04 as minor - hourly rate $150.00 
Hourly Processing Fee $150.00 
Administrative Charges 
Administration Fee - under 20,000 $265.00 
Administration Fee - over 20,000 $475.00 
Administration Fee - over 100,000 and commercial buildings $620.00 
Compliance Schedules (BWOF) hourly rate $150.00 
Amendments to Compliance Schedules hourly rate $150.00 
Issue of Compliance Schedule $265.00 
Building Warrant of Fitness Audit Fee (hourly rate additional) $155.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 1 $198.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 2 $208.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 3 $226.00 
Inspection Fee - Zone 4 $250.00 
Inspection Fee - Outside Zone 4 $281.00 
Re-Inspection Fee As per Zone fee 
BRANZ and MBIE Levy Actual 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 Reports Actual Cost 
Building Warrant of Fitness Audit Fee Hourly Rate $150.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - under 20,000 $31.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - under 100,000 $67.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - over 100,000 $124.00 
Central Government Accreditation Recovery Fee - Commercial $185.00 
Hourly Charge Out Rate $150.00 
Travel Costs (per km) $1.00 
Peer review of engineering reports Actual Cost 
Property File Request $35.00 
GIS Map Information 
Every Day Map Requests (No Photograph) – Note – A request that involves less than 15 minutes to produce  
A4 $10.00 
A3 $14.00 
A2 $25.00 
A1 $30.00 
Every Day Map Requests (With Photograph) – Note – A request that involves less than 15 minutes to produce  
A4 $20.00 
A3 $28.00 
A2 $50.00 
A1 $60.00 
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 $150.00 
Minimum charge for specialist maps $75.00 
Information Memoranda 
Property Information Memoranda $300.00 
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 $150.00 
Miscellaneous Consents 
Certificate of Public Use $350.00 
Plus actual and reasonable costs for above  
Certificate of Acceptance $365.00 
Plus actual and reasonable costs for above  
Applications for Change of use of a building $400.00 
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 $155.00 
Hourly charge out rate $150.00 
Swimming Pool Fences 
Compliance Inspection for existing fence (deposit)  $200.00 

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