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Information on Building Services 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 issued.

Council had a Building Control Group Fees and Charges Policy which contains our regime of fees and charges for the Marlborough region. It came into force on 1 July 2022.

Please note that Building Consents with multiple structures will incur additional inspection fees as required.

There may be other costs associated with your build.
For a full breakdown of costs, please refer to the 'Building Control Group Fees and Charges Policy' brochure.
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Building Consent fees
(GST Inclusive)

Value
($)
Range Zone 1
($)
Zone 2
($)
Zone 3
($)
Zone 4A
($)
Zone 4B
($)
Band A -
* Commercial
* Industrial
* Communal residential
* Communal non-residential
* New dwelling
Up to $200,000 Single storey 5,009 5,910 7,511 9,684 11,828
With any part more than single storey 5,437 6,368 8,147 10,562 12,944
$200,000 - $399,999 Single storey 5,307 6,208 7,809 9,982 12,126
With any part more than single storey 5,884 6,815 8,594 11,008 13,391
$400,000 - $799,999 Single storey 6,311 7,273 9,230 11,886 14,507
With any part more than single storey 6,888 7,880 10,015 12,913 15,772
$800,000 - $1,499,999 Single storey 7,781 8,774 10,909 13,806 16,666
With any part more than single storey 8,656 9,083 11,396 14,535 17,632
$1,500,000 - $3,999,999 N/A 12,043 13,128 15,796 19,418 22,992
$4,000,000 - $9,999,999 N/A 14,834 15,981 19,005 23,110 27,160
> $10,000,000 N/A Negotiable
Value ($) Range Zone 1 ($) Zone 2 ($) Zone 3 ($) Zone 4 ($) Zone 4B ($)
Band B - Significant projects will be charged as new work with Band A fees
* Dwelling additions/alterations
* Commercial, industrial, communal use, non-residential additions/alterations
* Lined sheds/garages
* Removals and demolition.
* Relocated to new site.
Minor works < $7,500 N/A 595 626 804 878 1,284
$7,500 - $24,999 1,450 1,543 2,076 2,801 3,515
$25,000 - $49,999 2,127 2,874 3,586 4,551 5,505
$50,000 - $99,999 3,410 4,249 5,494 7,184 8,852
$100,000 - $199,999 4,860 5,165 6,766 8,939 11,084
$200,000 - $399,999 5,307 6,208 7,809 9,982 12,126
$400,000 - $799,999 6,311 7,273 9,230 11,886 14,507
$800,000 - Upward All zones charged as Band A work
Value ($) Range Zone 1 ($) Zone 2 ($) Zone 3 ($) Zone 4 ($) Zone 4B ($)
Band C - Solid fuel heaters, solar water heaters, plumbing, drainage, wastewater systems
Minor works < $10,000 N/A

484 514 692 934 1,172
$10,000 - $19,000 595 626 804 1,046 1,284
$20,000 - $49,000
893 924 1,102 1,343 1,582
$50,000 - $100,000 1,172 1,233 1,589 2,072 2,549
> $100,000 refer Band F
All zones charged as Band F work
Value ($) Range Zone 1 ($) Zone 2 ($) Zone 3 ($) Zone 4 ($) Zone 4B ($)
Band D - Marquees
Any Standard Marquees 266 296 474 716 954
Value ($) Range Zone 1 ($) Zone 2 ($) Zone 3 ($) Zone 4 ($) Zone 4B ($)
Band E - Multi use approval applications
Up to $7,500 N/A 595 626 804 878 1,284
$7,500 - $19,999 1,301 1,394 1,927 2,801 3,367
$20,000 - $99,999 1,878 2,001 2,712 3,510 4,631
$100,000 - $499,999 3,828 4,165 6,122 8,610 11,399
$500,000 and above 4,106 4,475 6,610 9,339 12,366
Value ($) Range Zone 1 ($) Zone 2 ($) Zone 3 ($) Zone 4 ($) Zone 4B ($)
Band F - Jetties, swimming pools/fencing, retaining walls, SED conservatory, any other SED design with engineer inspections (does not include dams or reservoirs), unlined sheds/garages, pole sheds
Up to $10,000 N/A 484 626 804 1,046 1,284
$10,000 - $19,999 893 924 1,102 1,343 1,582
$20,000 - $99,999 1,599 1,692 2,225 2,950 3,664
$100,000 - $400,000 2,027 2,150 2,861 3,827 4,780
> $400,000 refer Band B All zones charged as Band B work

Miscellaneous Building Consent Fees (inclusive of GST unless stated)

Description Fee
Consultancy Fees (if applicable)
Structural component - consultants review fee Consultants fee plus 15%
Specialist advice - consultants review fee Consultants fee plus 15%
Recovery of charges by New Zealand Fire Service As charged, plus 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 $1.75 per $1,000
Related Matters (if applicable)
S71 Building Act Title Notations $1,643
S75 Building Act Title Notations $1,643
Lapsing of Building Consent $83
Receiving hard copy applications $83
Processing of full private BCA applications $175
Refusing of building consent (officer time is charged in addition) $175
Extension to time to commence building work under a building consent $83
Charge Out Rate (if applicable)
Officer charge out rate for work not covered by the Fee Schedule (per hour) $149
Inspection Fees (charged additionally as applicable)
Building Consent Inspection -
Additional Inspection Fees
$175
Pool Inspection - Additional Inspection Fees $175
CS & BWoF Inspection - Additional Inspection Fees
- 1st Hour $175
- Over 1st hour (charged in half hour increments) $88
Travel Fees per zone (charged additionally as applicable)
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 1 $104
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 2 $134
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 3 $312
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 4A (boat) $554
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 4B (boat) $792
Building Warrants of Fitness & Compliance Schedules
New Compliance Schedule administration fee $53
New Compliance Schedule generation fee (chargeable on each Specified System added) $93
Amendment to Compliance Schedule (chargeable on each Specified System being added/amended/removed $93
Annual charge for Building Warrant of Fitness $53
Full Certificate of Acceptance (do not apply to emergency works requiring CoA)
(see COA brochure)
Application fee (paid on application) $548
Processing fee $1,074
Processing continued - % of value of work 1.5%
Inspections and travel costs - evidence As per MDC fee schedule
Equivalent building consent fee for project As per MDC fee schedule
Levies, MBIE and BRANZ as per normal building consent As per MDC fee schedule
Services fees As per MDC fee schedule
Development levies As per MDC fee schedule
Minor Certificate of Acceptance (see COA brochure)
Application fee (paid on application) $548
Processing continued - % of value of work 1.5%
Inspections and travel costs - evidence As per MDC fee schedule
Equivalent building consent fee for project As per MDC fee schedule
Levies, MBIE and BRANZ as per normal building consent As per MDC fee schedule
Services fees As per MDC fee schedule
Development levies As per MDC fee schedule
Certificate for Public Use
Application fee $187
Any additional inspection not covered by flat fee - plus travel as per zone $175
Notices to Fix/Serving of Notices$211
Minor Variations (Minimum of 1 hour charged out as 0.5 increments of hourly rate thereafter)$150
Full Amendments (made up from processing, inspection)
Application and administration $417
Processing @ hourly rate $150
Additional inspections required $175
Plus travel as per zone see above
BRANZ and MBIE levies apply to increased value as per "Other Agency Charges"
Minor administration fees
Minor application and administration fee $168

Project Information Memorandum (PIM)
Application charge - Standard fee $445
Schedule 1 Exemption 2 (calculated on average application)
Minor Works up to $25,000 $605
Minor Works $25,000 - $50,000 $822
Major Works $50,000 - $200,000 $1,326
Major Works $200,000 - $400,000 $2,047
Major Works $400,000 - $1,000,000 $2,913
Major Works > $1,000,000.00 Negotiation considering value, type of work and risk