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New fees and charges for Building Services, burials and cremations, and dog registration 2017-18

Wednesday June 7 2017

The Council has reviewed its fees and charges for a range of services and hereby gives public notice of the results of that review, which were adopted by resolution at a meeting of the Council on 27 February 2017.

Building Services

Fees and charges for most building services will increase by approximately 1.6% from 1 July 2017. A number of new fees and charges will be implemented to recover the costs the Council will incur to meet the legislative requirements of the Building (Earthquake-prone Building) Amendment Act 2016. These new fees will be charged once the new legislation enabling them becomes operative – this date, which will be after 1 July 2017, has yet to be determined.

Burial and Cremation

Fees and charges for most burial and cremation services will increase by approximately 1.6% from 1 July 2017.

Where to obtain more information

Download the detailed fees and charges below or pick up copies from the Customer Services Centre, Civic Administration Building, The Square. Enquiries may also be directed to Leigh Sage for building services fees or Brian Way for burial and cremation fees on telephone 06 356 8199.

Dog registration fees 

Dog registration fees are imposed under the Dog Control Act and are necessary to recover the cost to the Palmerston North City Council of providing animal control services.

The Council charges a fixed fee (GST inclusive), as shown below, to cover the standard cost to Council in undertaking the work listed. However, additional charges may be charged depending on the circumstances such as additional inspection fees that may be incurred in undertaking the work noted below.

Work type

Discounted fee if paid by 1 August 2017

Standard fee if paid after 1 August 2017

General Registration $131 $196
General Registration (Desexed Dog) $97 $145
Preferred Owner $84 $126
Preferred Owner (Desexed Dog) $74 $111
Rural Non-Working $70 $105
Rural Non-Working (Desexed dog) $59 $89
Rural Working $40 $61
Disability Assist $nil $nil
Certified for use by Specified Agency $nil $nil

‘Disability Assist’ and ‘Specified Agency’ are as defined in section 2 of the Dog Control Act 1996