Building Control Services Fees

Fees & charges

Please note, all charges are GST inclusive unless indicated otherwise.

Building Control Services – Administration/Lodging Fee

Work with a value of less than $20,000$216.00
Work with a value of between $20,001 and $100,000$288.00
Works with a value of between $100,001 and $500,000$431.00
Work with a value of more than $500,000$602.00
Certificate of Acceptance$216.00

Other Minor Applications

(total fee to be invoiced when granted)
Solid and Liquid Fuel Heating Appliances$455.00
Solid Fuel Heater (insert/inbuilt 2 inspections required)$648.00
Demolition (Residential Only)$455.00
Solar Hot Water Systems$455.00
PIM Only $455.00

Project Information Memorandum (PIM)

PIM Minor Works$168.00
PIM – All Other Works$431.00
Existing PIM Assessment (if applicable to new building consent application)$162.00

Building Consents / Amendments

Advice Notes (Minor)$168.00
Advice Notes (All other work)$431.00
Technical Processing (per half hour or part thereof)$96.00
Full Inspection$192.00
Waivers & Modifications – refer technical processingInvoice
Fire & Emergency NZ Service Section 46 Notice (plus all NZFS charges)$176.00
Printing of a full building consent or additional copies (other than minor consents)$57

Exempt Building Work

(building work not requiring consent)
Exempt Building Work Notification$144.00
Exempt Building Work (Discretionary Decision clause 2, extra charge of $84 per 1/2 hr may be applicable)$264.00

Compliance Schedules and Warrants of Fitness (WOFs)

Compliance Schedules (Issue & Register)$347.00
Amended and Provision of Existing Compliance Schedules$139.00
Compliance Schedule (one specified system only)$139.00
Receiving Building Warrant of Fitness$139.00
Audit of Building Warrant of Fitness$324.00
Re-Inspection following non-compliance$192.00

Certificates of Acceptance

Technical Process (per half hour or part thereof)$96.00

Other Building Charges

Notice to Fix - Administration (plus full inspection charge per inspection)$527.00
Certificate under Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012 (plus all inspections and other action necessary to confirm compliance)$86.00
Extension of Building Consent Timeframe$168.00
Non - consent Inspections$192.00
Section 73 Notice (Building on land subject to natural hazards)$623.00
Section 77 Notice (Building on two or more allotments)$623.00
Building Records Update - Technical Check and Administration $264.00
Change of Use/Extension of Life/Subdivision of Building (assessment and record) (per ½ hr or part thereof)$96.00
Certificate for Public Use - Technical Check and Administration (plus full inspection - $168.00 per inspection)$360.00
Certificate of Title search fee$30.00
Building file viewinginvoice
Administration fee per half hour$72.00

Printing Building Consents

This charge does not apply to Minor applications


(GST inclusive)

Full Building Consent$50.00
Additional Copies$50.00
A4 Black & White$0.20
A4 Colour$1.50
A3 Black & White$0.40
A3 Colour$2.50

Amusement Device Fees

For 2022/2023
One 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

Amusement device fees are set by legislation.

IQP Processing

(Fees set by the South Island IQP Panel)

Per feature / specified system$20.00
Annual Renewals$120.00

Fencing of Residential Swimming Pools

Registration of Swimming Pool$216.00
Administration (per half hour)$72.00
Inspection (for pools that do not require a building consent):  Initial$192.00
Inspection (for pools that do not require a building consent):  Re-inspection follow-up$192.00

Earthquake Prone Buildings

Registration and maintenance of Earthquake Prone Building Register (per building)$420.00
If technical assessments or reviews are required in addition to the above fee, this additional time will be charged at rate of $72.00 per half hour$72.00 per half hour

Contractors and Consultants

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 scheduleAt Cost


  • The Building Control Manager has delegated authority to use discretion as required.
  • Certain charges remain applicable if application/consent is withdrawn.
  • Charging for any other printing requirements or requests will be at the discretion of the Building Control Manager

Last updated: 30 Jun 2022