Council has two key roles in Building Control. One is the processing, inspecting and certification of building work via the Building Consent process. The other is that of a Territorial Authority with the primary focus on Public Safety. With particular emphasis around Building Warrants of Fitness, Swimming Pools and Earthquake Prone Buildings. In addition to this the Territorial Authority function deals with illegal buildings, enforcement actions and general guidance. Council's Consent and Inspections role is independently assessed every two years as a Building Consent Authority. Given the range of building project work that Council processes, a range of fees are applicable. These usually consist of an initial fee and any further fees required are charged at an hourly rate if technical advice or processing exceeds the initial fee. These charges apply to all actions of the Council for which a charge may be levied pursuant to Section 219 and 240 of the Building Act 2004. The following outlines general fees for processing Building Consents. Further detail is provided under headings in the tables below: Inspection Fees rate duration All fees for Building Consent Inspections are valid for the two year duration of a building consent. If you require an extension any inspection carried out during the extension period will be at the rate applicable at the date and time of the inspection. Investigation/Enforcement Fees The Council will investigate instances of alleged non-compliance with the Building Act 2004, the Building Code and related matters. In the event that an investigation concludes that an offence has occurred, costs associated with such investigations, calculated in accordance with the hourly rate specified above, will be recovered from the offending party or owner of the property on which an offence has occurred. Where a non-compliance with the Building Act, Consent or Building Code requires a Notice to Fix Council will also charge for the cost of the Notice. Please also note that: The standard fees in this schedule are minimum fees. An initial deposit fee is required with all Building-related applications. No processing will commence until the deposit fees are paid. The deposit fee is the total of the online system fee, the planning check fee and the processing review fee, and are based on the project value unless otherwise stipulated. Fees associated with processing the building consent cover the lodgement and assessment only. Inspections, Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) and other professional fees are charged separately. Where the cost of processing significantly exceeds the fee or deposit stipulated below, then an actual time charge shall be payable at the hourly rate as set out in the schedule below. Specialist services (payable at cost) and Central Government levies payable via Council are additional to fees and charges. Building consents will be granted and released once full payment of the fees has been receipted. Council will refund any unused portion of fees for cancelled or withdrawn consents. All fees and charges are inclusive of GST. Please read the full table to determine which fees and charges apply to your situation. Building ConsentsUnits2020/2021 Fixed Application Fee for Minor Applications Solid or Liquid Fuel HeatersFee including processing review, online fee, record of title, CCC cost, and required inspection(s) at cost. Per consent $480.00 Temporary MarqueeFee including processing review, record of title, online fee, planning check, CCC cost and one inspection. Any additional inspections at cost. Per consent $480.00 Temporary Stage Fee including processing review, online fee, record of title, planning check, CCC cost and one inspection. Any additional inspections at cost. Levies are additional for projects > $20,000. Per consent $1309 + levies as required Project Information Memoranda (PIM)Fee includes online fee Per consent $380.00 Building Consent Lodgement Deposit Fees and Certificate of Acceptance (COA) Lodgement Deposit (non-refundable) This deposit is required to accompany residential and non-residential building consent and COA applications under Sec45(1)(d) BA04 and is non-refundable. All fees are deposits unless otherwise stated. All fees and hourly rates are inclusive of GST and are payable before the consent is issued. Processing fees exclude inspections and other incidental fees. Residential (Based on Market Value of the building project) Building projects valued at less than or equal to $7,500. (includes processing review, online fee. No Planning check) Per Consent $800.00 7,501 - 20,000. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per consent $1,900.00 20,001 - 100,000. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per consent $2,600.00 100,001 - 500,000. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per consent $4200.00 500,001 and over. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per hour $4,600.00 NON-RESIDENTIAL (Based on Market Value of the building project) Non ResidentialAll Non-residential building consents projects are those that require assessment in terms of public access, accessibility, fire and worker safety, including places for congregation. Types of buildings include, but are not limited to; shops, offices, doctor's rooms, sports venues, clubs, schools, show homes, farm sheds and farm buildings. Processing fees excludes inspections and other incidental fees. Building projects valued at less than or equal to $7,500. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per consent $1,600.00 7,501 - 20,000. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per consent $2,400.00 20,001 - 100,000. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per consent $3,200.00 100,001 - 500,000. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per consent $4,900.00 500,001 and over. (includes processing review, online fee and Planning check) Per hour $5,900.00 Document Online Systems Fee - Residential and Non-Residential (Based on Market Value of the building project) Project Value 0.00 - 7,500 $10.00 7,501 - 20,000 $50.00 20,001 - 100,000 $70.00 100,001 - 500,000 $120.00 500,001 and over $150.00 OTHER BUILDING CONSENT FEES not Included In Fees above Scanning and Printing charge The scanning of digital storage and file management will not be charged against those building consent applications and/or additional information lodged for processing subject to the online building consenting system being operational and the application been submitted in format that meets council requirements. A3 or A4 Per page $2.00 A1 or A2 Per page $6.00 Building Consent Administration Charges and Levies (subject to the Building Act 2004)Fees to be paid after Consent Approval Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) 0.1% of the building project value for building projects valued at $20,000 and over. 0.1% Per $1,000 of Project Value 0.1% Department of Building and Housing (DBH - part of the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment) 0.175% of the building project value for building projects valued at $20,444 and over. 0.175% Per $1,000 of Project Value 0.175% BCA Accreditation and Assessment Levy. Charged for meeting the standards and criteria under the Building Accrediation Regulations 2006 per $1,000 or part thereof of the value of works over $20,444 Per $1000 of Project Value $0.40 Project Planning Information Check for Building Consent Per consent $365.00 Record of Title (Previously Certificate of Title) Per application $30.00 Refusal of Building Consent $172.00 Lapsing a building consent $172.00 Cancellation Fee $172.00 Extension of time requestsFee covers application only, processing time will be charged separately at the applicable hourly rate. Per application $172.00 National Multiple use and Partnership Programme approval Based on project value $100,000-$499,000. Including Planning check, review and online fee. Per consent $1,770.00 National Mulitple use and Partnership Programme approval Based on project value $500,000 and over. Including Planning check, review and online fee. Per consent $3,190.00 Partnership Programme Fee Valid until 30.6.2021 Per Design Annually $1,500 Owner Builder Fee Fee provides for receiving, processing and sorting declaration Per application $85.00 Engineering Audit Fee For PS1 received - at TA's discretion Per application $150.00 Fire and Emergency NZ notification (s46 of BA04). Plus FENZ costs. Per application $100.00 + FENZ costs Amendments Amendments Assessment Fee (Residential & non-residential) Plus processing time will be charged separately at the applicable hourly rate. Plus planning check fee. Per application $100.00 + hourly rate + planning check fee Amendment Assessment - District Plan Review (Residential and Non-Residential) Per application $85.00 Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) for Building five years or older from date of granting the consent. Charges are incurred at an hourly rate and include a full review of the building project including site/project inspection. All modification/waiver fees are additional to stated fees. Per consent Deposit of $710.00 (plus additional building officer hourly rate as required) Copy of CCC Per certificate $60.00 Code Compliance Certificate (residential) Per application $240.00 Code Compliance Certificate (non-residential) Per application $300.00 TCDC Administration Fee for Building Act Notice Memorandum of Encumbrance Fee Includes review and Council's legal costs Per application $700.00 LINZ Registration (s72, s75) FeeWhere land is subject to natural hazards or building over more than one allotment. Includes review and Council's legal costs Per application $700.00 LINZ removal of entry fee Includes review and Council's legal costs Per application $700.00 Notice To Fix (NTF)Fee includes preparation and administration. Per Notice $220.00 Waiver and modification of Building Code applicationsFee covers application and first hour's processing time, Additional processing time will be charged separately at the applicable hourly rate. Per application $172.00 Certificate for Public Use (CPU) application fee Per application $500.00 Certificate for Public Use (CPU) extension of time Per application $100.00 Change of use fee Per application $100.00 deposit + officer's hourly rate Compliance Schedule issue/modification and assessment Per application Admin fee $95.00 plus $65.00 per schedule item Amendment to Compliance Schedule Per application $95.00 Receiving annual BWOF Per application $95.00 BWOF audit site visit per hour (includes re-inspection) Hourly rate $198.00 Exemptions Exempt building work Schedule 1, excludes (2) Per application $240.00 Exemption Application and Discretionary Exemptions; Schedule 1 (2) Applications Per application $240.00 + officers hourly rate Commercial Exemption Application and Discretionary Exemptions; Schedule 1(2) Applications Per application $500.00 + Officers hourly rate + Planning check + Online fee Please see our Schedule of Fees and Charges: Building Control Monitoring and our Schedule of Fees and Charges: Inspections pages for more information on the fees we charge for monitoring and inspections.