Building Control Services Fees

Administration Fee

For work with a $ value $
Less than 20,000 170.00
Between 20,001 - 100,000 320.00
Between 100,001 - 500,000 645.00
More than 500,000 900.00
Application for $
Amendments 170.00
Certificate of Acceptance 170.00
Exempt building work ($70 extra per half hour for clause 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of Building Act 2004) 100.00

Other Minor Applications

Application for $
Solid and liquid fuel heating appliances 290.00
Marquees 230.00
Demolition (residential only) 300.00
Solar hot water systems 390.00
Project Information Memorandum (PIM) only 300.00

Project Information Memorandum (PIM)

Service $
PIM - minor works / nil return 70.00
PIM - all other works 300.00
PIM lodging and administration (for PIM only applications) 300.00
Existing PIM assessment (if applicable to new building consent application) 120.00

Building Consents / Amendments

Service $
Advice notes (minor) 70.00
Advice notes (all other work) 300.00
Technical processing (per half hour or part thereof) 75.00
Minor inspection 80.00
Full inspection 145.00
Code compliance certificates (grant & issue) for consents > $100,000 140.00
Waivers & modifications - refer technical processing Invoice
NZ Fire Service section 46 notice (plus all NZFS charges) 280.00

Compliance Schedules and Warrant of Fitness

Service $
Compliance Schedules (issue and register) 290.00
Amended and provision of existing compliance schedules 150.00
Compliance Schedule (one specified system only) 120.00
Receiving building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF's containing sub a, b, c etc $50 per subsequent BWOF) 120.00
Re-inspection following non-compliance 145.00

Certificates of Acceptance

Service $
Technical process (per half hour or part thereof) 75.00
Inspection 145.00
Issue 125.00

Other Building Charges

Service $
Notice to Fix - administration (plus full inspection charge per inspection) 140.00
Certificate under Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (plus all inspections and other action necessary to confirm compliance) 140.00
Advisory functions and reports 140.00
Extension of Building Consent Timeframe 130.00
Statistical returns - per month 35.00
Non-consent inspections 145.00
Section 73 Notice - building on land subject to natural hazards 370.00
Section 77 Notice - building on two or more allotments 370.00
Building records on property file 100.00
Change of use/extension of life/subdivision of building - assessment and record (per half hour or part thereof) 70.00
Certificate for public use - administration (plus full inspection $140 per inspection) 100.00
Certificate of Title search fee 30.00
View building file - no charge for ratepayers viewing their own property 25.00
Administration fee per half hour50.00


A4 Black & White0.20
A4 Colour1.50
A3 Black & White0.40
A3 Colour2.50

Amusement Devices

Amusement device fees are set by legislation.

For $
1 device, for the first seven days of proposed operation or part thereof 11.50
Each additional device operated by the same owner, for the first seven days or part thereof 2.30
Each device, for each further period of seven days or part thereof 1.15

IQP Processing

Fees set by the South Island IQP Panel.

Application 280.00
Per feature / specified system 20.00
Annual Renewals 120.00

Fencing of Swimming Pools

For $
Exemptions 270.00
Registration of Swimming Pool 120.00
Inspection for pools that do not require a building consent - Initial 145.00
Inspection for pools that do not require a building consent - Re-inspection follow-up 145.00


  • The above components may be reduced on the acceptance of producer statements or building certificates.
  • The Building Control Manager is authorised to reduce fees where reduced input required or in the interest of public good.
  • Processing charges remain applicable if application / consent is withdrawn.
  • Due to the nature of some applications or the incorporation of specialist services the Council may, at its discretion, refer these applications to consultants for checking. The fees and charges incurred will be additional to the fees identified on this schedule and will incur a 10% handling fee.