Building control fees and charges

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Our fees and charges for the 2022 / 2023 financial year are provided below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive (unless otherwise stated).

We reserve the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with us for any updates.

Project Information Memorandum (PIM) application

The below fees are instalments only and may attract additional processing fees charged on a time basis.


Amount
PIM commercial

All works for new, existing and alterations to existing buildings described in the terms of the Building Regulations under the classifications of commercial, industrial and communal residential. In short, if the works are not solely and expressly residential then it is deemed commercial.

Examples of such include, but are not limited to: show homes, milking sheds and other farm buildings, residential accommodation in or attached to a commercial building, schools, changing a bedroom so it can be used as part of a home occupation, retaining walls and bridges for sub divisional development, communal buildings within retirement villages.

$579.00
Residential PIM - Type 1

All works for new, existing and alterations to existing buildings described in the terms of the Building Regulations under the classifications of housing, outbuilding and ancillary.

Examples of such include, but are not limited to: dwellings, minor residential dwellings, farm worker’s accommodation, sleep outs, garages, carports, and any alterations affecting or changing the exterior footprint of the building, pergolas, decks, swimming pools, retaining walls and bridges not for sub divisional development.

$466.00
Residential PIM – Type 2

Internal alterations with a change of use, re-roof with a change of pitch, re-cladding, drainage or re-piling.

Examples of such include, but are not limited to: altering a wardrobe or bedroom to become an en-suite/bathroom or laundry, closing in a carport to become a garage, changing from tiles to long run or corrugated iron roofing.

$206.00
Residential PIM – Type 3

Minor alterations, fireplaces and plumbing. Removal or demolition of buildings.

Examples of such include, but are not limited to: replacing a window with a ranch slider, constructing or altering of a non-load-bearing wall without a change of use (see PIM – type 2 for examples of change of use), repositioning of kitchen or bathroom fixtures within existing kitchen or bathroom, wet area showers within existing bathroom, taking out a bath and replacing it with a shower.

$128.00

Building Consents

The below fees are instalments only and may attract additional processing or inspection fees charged on a time basis.

Note: the following levies and charges will apply.

Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) levy

Calculated at $1.00 per $1,000.00 or part thereof of projects with an estimated value of building work exceeding $19,999.00 (or as amended by BRANZ). The BRANZ levy is not subject to GST.

Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levy

Calculated at $1.75 per $1,000.00 or part thereof of projects with an estimated value of building work exceeding $20,444.00 (or as amended by the Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment). The Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levy includes GST.

Accreditation levy

21 cents per $1,000.00 of project value or part thereof. The accreditation levy includes GST.

Building Consent Customer Portal charges

A fixed fee of $75.00 (plus GST) will be charged for projects that have an estimated value of work between $1 - $125,000 (including GST). For projects where the estimated value of work exceeds $125,000 the charge is a fee of 0.065% (plus GST) of the estimated value of work. The estimated value of work is capped at $2.5m. 

Any external services that are required through the consenting process to be evaluated by an appropriate engineer or an agency such as Fire and Emergency New Zealand, will be invoiced at the actual cost incurred through the review or regulatory process. Inspection fees are charged at the scheduled rate below per inspection and any additional inspections will be charged at the rate at the time of service. Please note inspections are charged per inspection type and not per site visit.

Building Consents applications

A Building Consent Fee Calculator is available online: 

Building consent calculator

Residential

The below fees are instalments only and may attract additional processing or inspection fees charged on a time basis.

Residential Building Consents

Amount
(Includes PA)* (Includes PIM)*
Estimated value of the building project Estimated number of inspections required Includes inspection instalment based on estimated inspections required
Heating and / or Solar Appliances 1 $376 $376
$0 to $5,000 2 $1,390 $1,406
$5,001 to $10,000 3 $1,756 $1,834
$10,001 to $50,000 5 $2,778 $2,945
$50,001 to $100,000 7 $3,609 $3,776
$100,001 to $250,000 9 $4,329 $4,496
$250,001 to $500,000 12 $5,935 $6,102
$500,001 to $900,000 18 $8,163 $8,330
$900,001 and over 25 $10,952 $11,119

* Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) levies apply on applications in excess of $19,999.00

* Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levies apply on applications in excess of $20,444.00

* Accreditation Levy apply to all Building Consent applications 

* Costs for use of the Customer Consent Management Portal apply 

Residential Certificate of Acceptance
Amount
(Includes PA)*
Estimated value of the building project Estimated number of inspections required Includes 1 inspection. Additional inspection fees may apply
Heating and / or Solar Appliances 1 $522
$0 to $5,000 2 $1,193
$5,001 to $10,000 3 $1,457
$10,001 to $50,000 5 $2,241
$50,001 to $100,000 7 $2,806
$100,001 to $250,000 9 $3,336
$250,001 to $500,000 12 $4,294
$500,001 to $900,000 18 $6,000
$900,001 and over 25 $8,373

* Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) levies apply on applications in excess of $19,999.00

* Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levies apply on applications in excess of $20,444.00

* Accreditation Levy apply to all Building Consent applications 

* Costs for use of the Customer Consent Management Portal apply

Commercial

The below fees are instalments only and may attract additional processing or inspection fees charged on a time basis.

Commercial Building Consents
Amount
(Includes PA)* (Includes PIM)*
Estimated market of the building project Estimated number of inspections required Includes inspection instalment based on estimated inspections required
$0 to $5,000 2 $2,267 $2,468
$5,001 to $10,000 3 $2,930 $3,131
$10,001 to $50,000 4 $3,846 $4,047
$50,001 to $100,000 5 $4,411 $4,612
$100,001 to $250,000 7 $5,923 $6,124
$250,001 to $500,000 9 $7,337 $7,538
$500,001 to $1,000,000 12 $10,377 $10,578
$1,000,001 and $1,500,000 18 $14,935 $15,136
$1,500,001 and over 25 $21,101 $21,302

* Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) levies apply on applications in excess of $19,999.00

* Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levies apply on applications in excess of $20,444.00

* Accreditation Levy apply to all Building Consent applications 

* Costs for use of the Customer Consent Management Portal apply 

Commercial Certificate of Acceptance
Amount
(Includes PA)*
Estimated market of the building project Estimated number of inspections required Includes 1 inspection. Additional inspection fees may apply
$0 to $5,000 2 $2,485
$5,001 to $10,000 3 $3,547
$10,001 to $50,000 4 $4,276
$50,001 to $100,000 5 $4,816
$100,001 to $250,000 7 $6,471
$250,001 to $500,000 9 $7,937
$500,001 to $1,000,000 12 $12,241
$1,000,001 and $1,500,000 18 $17,790
$1,500,001 and over 25 $25,256

* Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) levies apply on applications in excess of $19,999.00

* Ministry of Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levies apply on applications in excess of $20,444.00

* Accreditation Levy apply to all Building Consent applications 

* Costs for use of the Customer Consent Management Portal apply 

Other applications, functions or services

The below fees are instalments only and may attract additional processing fees charged on a time basis. Any applications processed through our Building Consent Customer Portal will be subject to additional charges as listed above.

  Amount
Amendment to a Building Consent – commercial $412.00
Amendment to a Building Consent – residential $412.00
Certificate for Public Use Application – commercial (note additional time may be charged out at standard hourly rate) $400.00
Notification of change of use $140.00
Exemption under Schedule One (1) from the requirement for Building Consent $376.00
Certificate of title registration or removal of registration (e.g. natural hazards identification or the binding of two or more allotments) $411.00
Vehicle crossing application to Council’s engineering standards $438.00
Notice to fix issuance only (additional fees will be charged on a time basis) $302.00
Building code certificate under section 100(f) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 $193.00
Change of certifier – residential review (including two inspections) $1,065.00
Change of certifier – commercial review (including two inspections) $1,200.00
Change of certifier – heating appliance (including one inspection) $319.00
Building consent change of certifier CCC fee $296.00
Building consent change of certifier admin fee $104.00
Building consent change of certifier technical fee $198.00
Building consent S75 Title registration fee  $411.00
Building consent amendments planning - commercial fee  $352.00
Building consent amendments planning - residential fee  $303.00
Building inspection fee – commercial (per inspection) $297.00
Building inspection fee – residential (per inspection) $229.00
Code compliance certificate (CCC) – commercial $303.00
Code compliance certificate (CCC) – residential $303.00
Potential contaminants site search (file review only) – residential (allowance of two (2) hours only) $352.00
Potential contaminants site search (file review only) – commercial (allowance of three (3) hours only) $528.00
Ōakura Sewerage Charge $482.00
Instalment fee for minor building work not covered in the lists above, including one site inspection/site visit.
Note: no additional charges may be incurred for time and inspections charges at the rates shown in the fee schedule
$644.00
Hard copy / paper LIM additional charge $25.00

Building warrant of fitness and compliance schedules

The below fees are instalments only and may attract additional processing fees charged on a time basis.

Any applications processed through our Building Consent Customer Portal will be subject to additional charges as listed above.

  Amount
Independent qualified person (IQP) – new application to be registered $409.00
Specified system registration for an IQP (note: this is per system) $172.00
IQP annual renewal to remain registered (per person) not company $172.00
Compliance schedule statement $105.00
Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) receipt and administration fee $104.00
Amendment to compliance schedule $104.00
Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) site audits (allowance of one (1) hour only) Std Inspection Fee $297.00
Property Filing fee (to Council Property File) for lodgement of information from Exempt projects (e.g. Shed). $104.00

Subscriptions and publications

  Amount
Issued building consent register – monthly $40.00
Issued building consent register – annual $340.00