Miscellaneous fees and charges

Miscellaneous charges are for inspections, information and other services not specified in our other fees schedules. They include LIMs, swimming pool inspections, vehicle crossing applications and charges for Council staff, among other things.

All fees and charges include GST. Effective 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

These miscellaneous charges are imposed under the Local Government Act 2002. They seek to recover the cost to Palmerston North City Council for approvals, authorities and inspections not covered by the primary legislation under which the Council operates. (These being the Resource Management Act 1991, Building Act 2004, Dog Control Act 1996, Impounding Act 1955, Food Act 2014 and Land Transport Act 1998).

 Fixed fees
These are payable when a request is made to Council for a service or for information. No additional charges will be applied.
 Land Information Memorandum  $455
 GIS inputting, per consent  $184
 Street number change request  $393


 Return of seized sound equipment: First offence  $181
 Return of seized sound equipment: Second or subsequent offence  $422
 Disconnection of alarms under the RMA Recovery of actual cost incurred by Council, including staff time and contractor costs


 Food control plan auditing
This is in relation to the Food Act 2014 and includes site visits, reporting and general administration. These fees are non-refundable.
 Processing an application for registration of a food control plan or a national programme  $281
 Processing an application for renewal of a food control plan or a national programme  $281
 Verification, initial site visiting (including reporting)  $174 per hour
 Verification, follow-up site visiting (including reporting)  $174 per hour


Charges for all services are based on the actual costs incurred by the Council. Any deposits specified below are payable before the Council starts the service. The total charge for the service will be determined when the service is completed, based on the time spent on the work by the relevant officer at that officer's hourly rate.
Right of way approval (section 348)  $500
Certificate of compliance Building Code, alcohol $105 deposit, then billed at the actual cost of the officer's time per hour
Gambling venue consent $454 plus officer's hours after 3 hours

Other charges

These fees may be applicable to a consent or may be applied as a single charge.

Photocopying or copy of scanned documents
Photocopying and scanning charges include both material and labour costs associated with the work.
 A0, A1, A2  $10 per page
 A3  50 cents per page
 A4  40 cents per page
 Double-sided A3  60 cents per sheet
 Double-sided A4  50 cents per sheet
 Colour copies single-sided  Additional charge of $1.70 per page
 Colour copies double-sided  Additional charge of $3.80 per sheet
 Request for property information
 Copy of property information  At cost of officer's time per hour plus disbursements
 Certificate of title  $28


Swimming pools
Initial compliance inspection  $203
Reinspections (second and subsequent inspections)  $203 per inspection


Vehicle crossings
These are fees per inspection
 T1 Inspect existing vehicle crossing  $216 
 T2  New vehicle crossing  $400
 T3  Alter an existing vehicle crossing  $216


Overweight vehicle permit application fees

Overweight vehicle permit fees are set by the Land Transport (certification and other fees) Regulation 2014.

The application fees below are per permit. There will be an additional charge of $9.09 for each permit where less than 3 working days are available for processing.

 Single, multiple trip or linked permit $18.18 
 Continuous, high-productivity motor vehicle, or specialist vehicle permit  $54.55
 Renewal of a continuous permit  $9.09
 Asset bond
Council asset bond, payable for each building consent above the value of $100,000 $1,000 (no GST) 
 Administration and processing fee  $190
 Overgrown trees or shrubbery
 Removal of overgrown trees or shrubbery  Recovery of actual cost incurred by Council, including staff time and contractor costs
 Charges for Council staff
These charges are the rate per hour (or part thereof) for Council staff services, by work type, for approvals, authorities and inspections that are not listed on this page as a fixed fee.
 General Manager  $246
 Division Head  $226
 Senior Planner  $207
 Planning Officers and Graduate Planning Officers  $194
 Monitoring and Enforcement Officer  $174
 Team Leader Building  $212
 Senior Plumber and Drainage Officer and Advanced Building Officer  $212
 Building Officer  $194
 Principal Environmental Health Officer  $209
 Environmental Health Officer  $187
 Environmental Health Cadet  $169
 Senior Business Support Officer  $168
 Administration and committee administration staff  $120
 Technical and professional staff from all other Council units  $194
 Commissioner At cost plus disbursements
 Hearings committee chair and members At cost ($100 per hour for chair and $80 per hour for members) plus disbursements