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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 2021.

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 4,644.00 5,543.00 7,041.00 9,108.00 11,141.00
With any part more than single storey 4,893.00 5,790.00 7,289.00 9,355.00 11,389.00
$200,001 - $400,000 Single storey 5,026.00 5,925.00 7,425.00 9,490.00 11,524.00
With any part more than single storey 5,792.00 6,690.00 8,189.00 10,256.00 12,290.00
$400,001 - $800,000 Single storey 5,916.00 6,814.00 8,314.00 10,379.00 12,413.00
With any part more than single storey 6,289.00 7,186.00 8,686.00 10,715.00 12,786.00
$800,001 - $1,500,000 Single storey 7,002.00 8,000.00 9,665.00 11,961.00 14,221.00
With any part more than single storey 7,622.00 8,612.00 10,286.00 12,582.00 14,842.00
$1,500,001 - $4,000,000 N/A 11,180.00 12,378.00 14,376.00 17,132.00 19,844.00
$4,000,001 - $10,000,000 N/A 13,776.00 14,975.00 16,972.00 19,727.00 22,440.00
> $10,000,001 N/A Negotiable
Value ($) 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
* New sheds, garages, farm structures (outbuildings)
* Removals and demolition.
* Relocated to new site.
Minor works < $7,500 N/A 527.00 727.00 1,061.00 1,519.00 2,220.00
$7,501 - $25,000 1,158.00 1,458.00 1,957.00 2,647.00 3,821.00
$25,001 - $50,000 1,913.00 2,213.00 2,712.00 3,401.00 4,472.00
$50,001 - $100,000 3,134.00 3,633.00 4,466.00 5,614.00 7,043.00
$100,001 - $400,000 4,209.00 5,108.00 6,606.00 8,673.00 11,007.00
$400,001 - $800,000 5,916.00 6,814.00 7,445.00 10,379.00 12,413.00
$800,001 - Upward Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work Charged as Band A work
Value ($) 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

399.00 432.00 455.00 808.00 808.00
$10,000 - $20,000 419.00 519.00 658.00 915.00 1,129.00
$20,001 - $50,000
569.00 668.00 808.00 1,065.00 1,309.00
> $50,000 refer Band F
Charged as Band F work Charged as Band F work Charged as Band F work Charged as Band F work Charged as Band F work
Value ($) Range Zone 1 ($) Zone 2 ($) Zone 3 ($) Zone 4 ($) Zone 4B ($)
Band D - Marquees
Any Standard Marquees 269.00 369.00 626.00 765.00 920.00
Value ($) Range Zone 1 ($) Zone 2 ($) Zone 3 ($) Zone 4 ($) Zone 4B ($)
Band E - Multi use approval applications
Up to $7,500 N/A 127.00 227.00 393.00 624.00 779.00
$7,501 - $20,000 243.00 443.00 803.00 1,235.00 1,545.00
$20,001 - $100,000 380.00 880.00 1,820.00 2,860.00 3,636.00
$100,001 - $500,000 560.00 1,458.00 2,957.00 5,023.00 6,420.00
$500,001 and above 852.00 1,851.00 3,516.00 5,811.00 7,363.00
Value ($) 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)
Up to $7,500 N/A 419.00 519.00 685.00 915.00 1,070.00
$7,501 - $20,000 717.00 816.00 984.00 1,213.00 1,368.00
$20,001 - $100,000 1,522.00 1,622.00 1,789.00 2,019.00 2,174.00
$100,001 - $500,000 1,911.00 2,211.00 2,710.00 3,399.00 3,864.00
> $500,001 refer Band A Charged as Band A work 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)

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 $1,551.00
S75 Building Act Title Notations $1,551.00
Lapsing of Building Consent $78.00
Receiving hard copy applications $78.00
Processing of full private BCA applications $165.00
Refusing of building consent (officer time is charged in addition) $165.00
Extension to time to commence building work under a building consent $78.00
Charge Out Rate (if applicable)
Officer charge out rate for work not covered by the Fee Schedule (per hour) $142.00
Inspection Fees (charged additionally as applicable)
Building Consent Inspection -
Additional Inspection Fees
$165.00
Pool Inspection - Additional Inspection Fees $165.00
CS & BWoF Inspection - Additional Inspection Fees
- 1st Hour $165.00
- Over 1st hour (charged in half hour increments) $83.00
Travel Fees per zone (charged additionally as applicable)
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 1 $98.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 2 $127.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 3 $295.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 4A (boat) $523.00
Inspection travel fees when not part of a consent application - Zone 4B (boat) $748.00
Building Warrants of Fitness & Compliance Schedules
New Compliance Schedule administration fee $50.00
New Compliance Schedule generation fee (chargeable on each Specified System added) $88.00
Amendment to Compliance Schedule (chargeable on each Specified System being added/amended/removed $88.00
Annual charge for Building Warrant of Fitness $50.00
Full Certificate of Acceptance (do not apply to emergency works requiring CoA)
(see COA brochure)
Application fee (paid on application) $517.00
Processing fee $1,014.00
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) $517.00
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 $177.00
Any additional inspection not covered by flat fee - plus travel as per zone $165.00
Notices to Fix/Serving of Notices$199.00
Minor Variations (Minimum of 1 hour charged out as 0.5 increments of hourly rate thereafter)$142.00
Full Amendments (made up from processing, inspection)
Application and administration $394.00
Processing @ hourly rate $142.00
Additional inspections required $165.00
Plus travel as per zone see above
BRANZ and MBIE levies apply to increased value as per "Other Agency Charges"
Project Information Memorandum (PIM)
Application charge - Standard fee $424.00
Schedule 1 Exemption 2 (calculated on average application)
Minor Works up to $25,000 $571.00
Minor Works $25,001 - $50,000 $776.00
Major Works $50,001 - $200,000 $1,252.00
Major Works $200,001 - $400,000 $1,933.00
Major Works $400,001 - $1,000,000 $2,751.00
Major Works > $1,000,000.00 Negotiation considering value, type of work and risk