Here are the fees we charge for Building Services, including building consent, building warrant of fitness and compliance schedules, and engineering checks.
All fees and charges include GST. Effective from 1 July 2023.
Building Services charges are imposed under the Building Act 2004 to recover the cost to Council for processing applications, carrying out inspections, and related work.
This applies when staff provide information in response to customer queries.
Charges for Council staff
Additional to Council charges are levies imposed by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on all building consents that have a building work value of $20,000 (BRANZ) or $20,444 or more (MBIE). BRANZ levies contribute to the cost of testing and certifying building materials for use while MBIE levies contribute to the cost of building consent administration at the national level.