Building Services Fees & Charges

Building consents

The council sets its building consent fees as actual and reasonable costs for the service. These are set by Council pursuant to s219 Of the Building Act 2004 and s150 of the Local Government Act 2002.

There are three types of fees, two of which relate to the types of building projects being undertaken;

  • Fixed fees – these are for simple projects where the costs can be easily identified before the application is made.
  • Estimated fees – these are based on anticipated costs for that particular building project.
  • Territorial Authority fees – for services included in Territorial Authority functions.

Fixed fees

The amount is fixed and no additional costs are charged by the Council (except for additional travel time incurred for rural consents). Fixed fees are paid at the time of lodgment of the building consent application.

Project

Type

Building consent fee

1SW

Stormwater separation (plus stormwater connection if applicable)

$320

1V

Valve vented cylinders (hot water)

$280

1WB

Inbuilt solid fuel heaters (2 inspections)

$425

2WB

Free standing solid fuel heaters

$330

1DR

Demolition/Removal

$320

1S

Swimming pools—plastic, ‘para’, blow-up, fiberglass, in ground (other pools that require construction work e.g. concrete, concrete block etc.—refer to 2A minimum)

$320

1SP

Spa Pools

$280

1M

Temporary marquee

$280

1EX

Schedule 1 Part 1 Clause 2 exemption

$130 (minor)
$250 complex)

Estimated building consent fees

Applications do not require a deposit and are charged fully when a building consent is granted. Fees are charged on actual and reasonable timeframes incurred by the BCA in receiving, processing, issuing, inspecting, certifying and managing the building consent process. This fee is currently made up of three parts:

  • Administration fee – this part of the fee covers administration costs in receiving and vetting an application, data entry of application details, issuing of Code Compliance Certificates (CCC) and scanning/digital storage charges.
  • Processing fee – this part of the fee covers officer time in compliance assessments of plans/specifications, data entry into electronic storage portals, correspondence with applicants (requests for further information [RFI] etc.), building consent granting (including notification to other parties where required i.e. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [MBIE] and the Registrar General of Land (LINZ) and costs incurred in generating payment invoices.
  • Consent issue fee – this part of the fee covers estimated inspection requirements including the number of inspections and also the time allocated for each inspection depending on the projects complexity  (failed inspections will incur extra costs for re-inspection and will be on-charged before the issue of the CCC). This fee also includes the officer time spent on compiling any associated levies applicable to the project, i.e. BRANZ, MBIE and WDC Accreditation levy.

Both the estimated administration fee and processing fee are payable at the conclusion of the application assessment process. At consent issue time the applicant will be required to pay the full balance of the costs that are deemed actual and reasonable by Council.

Additional charges may be made in respect to a consent that incurs further costs such as extra inspections.

Residential Dwelling

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1RD

$0 to $100,000

$2,880.45

Final cost at invoice

2RD

$100,001 to $250,000

$2,549.36

Final cost at invoice

3RD

$250,001 to $350,000

$3,481.93

Final cost at invoice

4RD

$350,001 to $500,000


Final cost at invoice

5RD

$500,001 and above


Final cost at invoic

Residential additions, alterations and relocations

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1RA

$0 to $20,000

$1,209.65

Final cost at invoice

2RA

$20,001 to $50,000

$1,547.47

Final cost at invoice

3RA

$50,001 to $100,000

$2,075.40

Final cost at invoice

4RA

$100,001 above


Final cost at invoice

Relocated buildings

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1RL

$0 to $100,000


Final cost at invoice

2RL

$100,001 to $250,000


Final cost at invoice

3RL

$250,001 to $500,000


Final cost at invoice

Multi-unit and appartments

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1MU

$0 to $250,000


Final cost at invoice

2MU

$250,001 to $500,00


Final cost at invoice

3MU

$500,001 to $1,000,000


Final cost at invoice

4MU

Over $1,000,000


Final cost at invoice

1AP

$0 to $250,000


Final cost at invoice

2AP

$250,001 to $500,00


Final cost at invoice

3AP

$500,001 to $1,000,000


Final cost at invoice

4AP

Over $1,000,000


Final cost at invoice

Commercial buildings (additions/alterations)

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1CA

$0 to $50,000

$1,547.24

$933.39

Final cost at invoice

2CA

$50,001 to $100,000

$2,011.89

Final cost at invoice

3CA

$100,001 to $200,000


Final cost at invoice

4CA

$200,001 to $500,000


Final cost at invoice

5CA

$500,001 to $1,000,000


Final cost at invoice

6CA

Over $1,000,001

$3,300.11

Final cost at invoice

New commercial buildings

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1NC

$0 to $50,000


Final cost at invoice

2NC

$50,001 to $100,000


Final cost at invoice

3NC

$100,001 to $200,000

$1,814.47

Final cost at invoice

4NC

$200,001 to $500,000

$2,632.99

Final cost at invoice

5NC

$500,001 to $1,000,000

$5,034.19

Final cost at invoice

6NC

Over $1,000,001

$7,019.40

Final cost at invoice

Seismic strengthening

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1SS

$0 to $250,000


Final cost at invoice

2SS

$250,001 to $500,00


Final cost at invoice

3SS

$500,001 to $1,000,000


Final cost at invoice

4SS

Over $1,000,000


Final cost at invoice

Ancillary projects

Project

Description/ Dollar Value

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1SH

Solar HW Heating

$703.82

Final cost at invoice

1PD

Minor plumbing & drainage

$105.00

Final cost at invoice

1F

Farm Buildings

$1,136.83

Final cost at invoice

PIM

Project Information Memorandum

$444.16

Final cost at invoice

1EX

Schedule 1 Part 1 Clause 2 exemption

$93.66

$130 (minor)

$250 (complex)

Auxillary costs

Project

Description

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

Administration charges

Residential

Commercial



$140.00

CCC issue

Residential

Commercial

Included in administration charge (remove & new charge created)

$70.00

$150.00

Scanning/digital storage

Included in building consent fees administration


$30.00

Accreditation Levy

Payable for all non-fixed fee projects


 Residential
$1.00 per $1,000 (max. $200)  $1.20 (max. $360)
Commercial
$1.00 per $1,000 (max. $500)  #1.20 (max. $750)

MBIE Levy

Building work valued over $20,444 incl. GST

$1.52 per $1,000

No change

BRANZ Levy

Building work valued over $20,000 incl. GST

$1.00 per $1,000

No change

Territorial authority

Project

Description

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

CoA

Certificate of Acceptance

$260.00
dep BC fee staff time

$350.00
BC fee staff time

CfPU

Certificate for Public Use

$260.00
dep staff time

$350.00
BC fee staff time

NTF

Notice to Fix

$120.00

INF

Building Act Infringement

$120.00

1TA

Extension of time BC/CCC

$40.00

$80.00

2TA

Safe & Sanitary – Third party report

$325.00

$325.00

3TA

Building Act Notifications (LINZ)

$176.00
(LINZ charge) staff time

$176.00
(LINZ charge) staff time

4TA

Pool barrier inspection/re-inspection

No charge

$80.00

1EP

Extension of time (seismic work- general)


$235.00

2EP

Extension of time (seismic work –heritage)


$235.00

3EP

Exemption to undertake seismic work


$235.00

Compliance

Project

Description

Average fee 2019-20

Building consent fee

1CS

New Compliance Schedule

$143.00
$20.00 per feature

$150.00
$20.00 per feature

2CS

Alteration to Compliance Schedule

$130.00

$150.00

1BW

BWoF site audit/re-inspection

$143.00

$200.00

2BW

BWoF complete and on time

$143.00

$150.00

3BW

BWoF incomplete and/or late

$143.00

$170.00

1QP

New application

$143.00
$20.00 per feature

$340.00

2QP

Renewal

$143.00
$20.00 per feature

$240.00

Infrastructure Bond

Fee

Fee (Incl GST)

Application for all building and/or resource consents in relation to demolition, removal and relocation of buildings and the construction of new buildings within the city’s Urban Zone.


 Non-refundable administration and inspection fee.  $200
 Refundable infrastructure bond  $1500

Council officer hourly rates

Council Officer

Hourly Rate

Building Manager

$200

Team Leader

$190

Building Control Officer

$170

Administration Services (Technical)

$125

Technical/professional council officers

$170

Inspection (hr)

$170

Development contributions

Council has a development contributions policy for Springvale Urban Expansion Area and Otamatea West with changes being consulted upon concurrently with this process. In areas not covered by the development contributions policy we will use a range of tools such as infrastructure access fees, targeted rates and private developer agreements to reflect the true cost of providing network infrastructure for growth in the district.

Read the Development Contributions Policy(PDF, 2MB)