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Building consent fees and charges

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Schedule of fees and charges for building consents from 1 July 2020

  • All fees include GST.
  • All fixed fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees listed are indicative pricing only and are subject to change.
There is a separate page for resource consent fees.

Deposit fee calculator

If you are applying for a building or resource consent, use the building and resource consent deposit calculator to find out how much your deposit will be.

Pre-application meetings

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Description Fee
Building consent - standard pre-application meeting fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$311
Building consent - complex pre-application meeting base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$311
Fire engineering brief meeting base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$311

​Building applications

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DescriptionFixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection)Total
Project value up to $4,999$790$340$1130
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Description Processing deposit (portion of deposit charged for processing) Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection) Total
Project value $5,000 to $19,999$1200$680$1880
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$2000$850$2850
Project value $100,000 to $499,999$3200$1530$4730
Project value $500,000 - $999,999$5000$2040$7040
Project value $1,000,000 and over$7200$2550$9750

​Building application - National multiple use approval

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Description Processing deposit (portion of deposit charged for processing) Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection)
Project value $0 to $499,999$1309

Based on project value

Project value $500,000 and over$2726

Based on project value

​Code compliance certificate

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Description Fee
Project value $20,000 and over base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$595
Project value up to $19,999 base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$200

​Certificate of acceptance

Prosecution and Infringements may also apply for work undertaken without consent.

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Description Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection)Total
Project value up to $19,999 $1200$680$1880
Project value $20,000 and over$2000$850$2850

​Amended plans

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Description Deposit (upfront payment for processing or inspection time)
Project value up to $19,999$400
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$700
Project value $100,000 and over$1200

​Issuing compliance schedule

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Description Fee
Base charge$125
Additional charge per specified system - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$30
Amendment to compliance schedule base charge - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$110

​Building warrant of fitness (BWOF)

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Description Fee
Annual renewal - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$150
Advisory inspection -Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection)$170
Building warrant of fitness Audit - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$124

​Independent Qualified Person (IQP) Register

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Description Fee
Registration costs for Independent Qualified Person - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$345
Registration renewal for Independent Qualified Person (3 yearly) - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$195

​Certificate for public use

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Description Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)
Certificate$520
Extension of time for CPU$244

​Issuing consent report

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Description Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)
Single request (monthly or weekly report)$150
Weekly (annual subscription)$1595
Monthly (annual subscription)$765

​Producer statement author register

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Description Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)
Registration as a Producer Statement Author$345
Renewal of registration (3 yearly)$200

​Swimming and spa pool compliance periodic inspection

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Description Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)
Independently Qualified Pool Inspectors (IQPI) record – administration of IQPI records$66
Swimming or spa pool inspection (each)$132
Swimming or spa pool photo evidence$65

​Other building consent fees

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Description Fee
Building inspection same day cancellation fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$170
Building inspection (per standard 45 minute inspection) - Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection)$170
Vehicle crossing permit (application, processing and inspection) - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$340
Application for exemption from building consent requirements base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$440
Extension of time to commence building work under a building consent - Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$150
Industrial cooling tower inspection base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$170
Industrial cooling tower registration fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$175
Industrial cooling tower renewal fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$112
Subsidised fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges) for injected wall insulation applications installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement. Fee covers the processing and issuing of Code Compliance Certificate.

​Fixed fee of $280

Injected wall insulation fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges) installed by a person who is not an approved installer. Includes one inspection deposit fee (portion of deposit charged for inspection).

​Fixed Fee of $280 and inspection deposit fee of $170 for one inspection

Lapsing of building consent - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$167
LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) registration, where land is subject to natural hazards, or when building is across more than one lot - Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$377
Minor plumbing with a producer statement where works are for single shower, single vanity or single toilet - Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$295
Issuing notice to fix - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$262
Refusing of building consent base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$165
Subsidised fixed fee (non-refundable and no additional charges) for solar or heat pump water heating devices installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement. The fee covers the processing and issuing of Code Compliance Certificate.

​Fixed fee of $295

Solar or heat pump water heating devices fixed fee (non-refundable and no additional charges) installed by a person who is not an approved installer. Includes one inspection deposit fee (portion of deposit charged for inspection).

Fixed fee of ​$295 plus inspection deposit fee of $170

Solid fuel heating appliance fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges) installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement$280
Solid fuel heating appliance fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges) installed by a person who is not an approved installer and includes one inspection deposit fee (cost for inspection activities)

​Fixed fee of $280 plus Inspection deposit of $170

Application for a temporary structure base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$470
Receiving third party reports or any other information to place on a property file - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$253
Record of title fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$50
Solid fuel heating appliance with Wetback includes a fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges) and one inspection deposit (cost for inspection activities)

​Fixed fee of $280 plus Inspection deposit of $170

Minor structural engineering design with a producer statement where value of work is less than $5,000 - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply) and Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection)

​Base fee of $245 plus Inspection deposit of $170

​Hourly rates

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DescriptionFee
Technical Level 1: Planning, Subdivision, Urban design, Compliance, Monitoring, Investigation, Environmental health, Licensing, Building – Residential 1, other$169.80
Technical Level 2: Building – Residential 2, 3 and all Commercial, Planning, Engineering, Monitoring, other – Senior, Intermediate, Principal, Team leader$197.40
Technical Level 3: All areas – Manager, Project lead, Legal services$206.40
Administration (all areas)$111

Note:

  1. The particular technical hourly rate level is determined by staff competency levels.

  2. Position titles vary across Auckland Council.

  3. Where the cost of the external resource involved does not exceed the Auckland Council staff rate, external resources will be charged at the senior or intermediate rate.

  4. Where the cost of the external resource involved exceed the Auckland Council rates, it will be charged at cost.

  5. External resources may be engaged to address either expertise or capacity that is not available internally.

  6. For guidance on the building consent definitions for residential and commercial, see Building perfomance website.

Processing fees

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Description Fee
Issuing Project Information Memorandum (PIM) - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$445
Building consent subject to waiver or modification of building code base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$300

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