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Building Fees

Building Fee Table: Building Act and Related Matters

A building consent flat fee is made up of and includes a combination of the following:

  • Lodgement
  • Processing
  • Planning and services confirmation
  • BCA accreditations levy
  • All travel and inspections
  • Final Code Compliance document

The flat fee does not include the building levy paid to MBIE or the BRANZ levy.

The fees are based on the applicant providing full information with a producer statement in respect of elements requiring specific design. Where producer statements are not presented or do not cover some elements then Council will have to assess the application in full. That assessment will be at the applicant's cost.

With the exception of marquee applications and COA deposits, please do not make payment when submitting a building consent application. The table of building consent fees below gives an indication of flat fees before other charges such as the BRANZ and building levies are added. We will invoice you for the full cost of your building consent once the consent has been lodged.

Building Consent - Fees are GST Inclusive

Band A Value of Work Range of Work Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4
Commercial, industrial, communal residential, communal non-residential, new dwelling Up to $200,000 Single storey $4,490 $4,730 $4,990 $7,010
With any part more than single storey $4,730 $4,990 $5,220 $7,610
$200,001 - $400,000 Single storey $4,860 $5,110 $5,350 $9,030
With any part more than single storey $5,600 $5,840 $6,210 $9,890
$400,001 - $800,000 Single storey $5,720 $6,080 $6,330 $10,000
With any part more than single storey $6,080 $6,510 $7,010 $10,680
$800,001 - $1,500,000 Single storey $6,770 $7,010 $7,240 $10,920
With any part more than single storey $7,370 $7,620 $7,860 $11,530
$1,500,001 - $4,000,000 N/A $10,810 $11,410 $12,020 $14,540
$4,000,001 upward N/A $13,320 $13,940 $14,540 $17,100
Band BImportant Note: Amendments to consents - cost recovery - see Miscellaneous Charges "Full Amendment"

Significant projects will be charged as new work with Band A fees

Dwelling additions/alterations. commercial, industrial, communal use, non-residential additions/alterations

New sheds, garages, farm structures

Removals and demolition

Relocated to new site

Minor work <$5,000 N/A $510 $560 $750 $1,490
$5,001 - $20,000 N/A $1,120 $1,370 $1,600 $2,400
$20,001 - $50,000 N/A $1,850 $2,040 $2,230 $4,790
$50,001 - $100,000 N/A $3,030 $3,210 $3,320 $5,900
$100,001 - $400,000 N/A $4,070 $4,190 $4,360 $6,920
$400,001 - $800,000 N/A $5,360 $5,600 $6,500 $9,910
$800,001 - upward N/A Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work
Band C


Solid fuel heaters, solar water heaters, plumbing, drainage, wastewater systems
Minor works < $10,000

Installation of new or existing
$405 $439 $462 $821
$10,001 - $50,000 $550 $578 $636 $1,005
>$50,001 refer Band F Charged as Band F work Charged as Band F work Charged as Band F work Charged as Band F work
Band D
Marquees Any Standard marquees $260 $283 $308 $676
Band E
Multi use approval applications Up to $5,000 N/A $123 $173 $223 $957
$5,001 - $20,000 N/A $235 $332 $443 $1,901
$20,001 - $100,000 N/A $368 $468 $564 $2,035
$100,001 - $500,000 N/A $541 $701 $847 $3,041
$500,001 and above N/A $824 $1,005 $1,178 $3,738
Band F
Jetties, swimming pools/fencing, retaining walls, SED conservatory, any other SED design with engineer inspections (does not include dams or reservoirs) Up to $5,000 N/A $405 $439 $462 $821
$5,001 - $20,000 N/A $693 $728 $751 $994
$20,001 - $100,000 N/A $1,472 $1,524 $1,548 $2,156
$100,001 - $500,000 N/A $1,848 $2,033 $2,218 $3,142
>$500,000 refer Band A N/A Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work

Miscellaneous Building Consent Fees (inclusive of GST unless stated)

For a full breakdown of fees refer to the appropriate brochure

To be charged when they apply

Structural component - consultant's review fee Consultant's fee plus 15%
Specialist advice - consultant's review fee Consultant's fee plus 15%
Recovery of charges by New Zealand Fire Service As Charged by 15%

Other Agency Charges

Levies (calculated exclusive (net) of GST)
BRANZ levy - collected on behalf by MDC
Less than $20,000 No charge
$20,000 and greater $1.00 per $1,000
MBIE levy - collected on behalf by MDC
Less than $20,444 No charge
$20,444 and greater $2.01 per $1,000

Related Matters

S71 Building Act title notations $1017.00
S75 Building Act title notations $1017.00
Lapsing of building consent $74.00
Data Entry fee (for paper and disc applications) $50.00
Processing of full Private BCA applications $160.00
Officer charge-out rate for work not covered by the Fee Schedule (per hour) $137.00
Additional inspection fees (includes follow-up pool inspections) $160.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 1 $26.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 2 $54.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 3 $78.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 4 (boat) $454.00

Building Warrants of Fitness and Compliance Schedules

Annual charge for all premises with Compliance Schedules $48.00
Compliance Schedules (for first system) $85.00
Compliance Schedules (for each subsequent system) $48.00
Inspections for building warrants of fitness $160.00
Amendments to compliance schedules $196.00

Certificate of Acceptance

Application fee $650.00
Administration fee $37.00
Planning assessment $418.00
Total CoA application fee is payable at time of application $1,105.00
Processing fee (% of the value of the work) 1.5%

Minor Certificate of Acceptance

Application fee $381.00
Administration fee $37.00

Total minor CoA application fee is payable at time of application

$467.00
Processing fee (% of the value of the work) 1.5%

Certificate for Public Use

Application fee $37.00
Administration fee $137.00
Each inspection $160.00
+ Plus travel as per zone

Notices to Fix/Serving of Notices

$196.00
Minor amendments (that require processing)$137.00 per hour
Full Amendments
Application and administration $381.00
Processing @ hourly rate $137.00
Additional inspections required $160.00
Travel as per zone see above
BRANZ and MBIE levies apply if $20,000 and greater

Project Information Memorandum (PIM)

Application charge - intermediate fee $210.00
Application charge - standard fee $418.00

Minor Applications (PIM)

Application charge - solid fuel heaters and minor works $49.00
Schedule 1 Exemption 2 (calculated on average application)
Minor works up to $25,000.00 $552.00
Minor works $25,001.00 - $50,000.00 $750.00
Major works $50,001.00 - $200,000.00 $1,211.00
Major works $200,001.00 - $400,000.00 $1,869.00
Major works $400,001.00 - $1,000,000.00 $2,660.00
Major works >$1,000,000.00 Negotiations considering value, type of work and risk