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Building consent fees and charges

We recover costs for processing consent applications. These fees and charges are based on the specified hourly rate of the engineers and specialists involved.

Fees and charges for building consents

  • All fees include GST.
  • All fixed fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees listed are indicative pricing only and are subject to change.

See also resource consent fees and charges.

There is a document handling charge for any plans and documents that our staff have to scan into our digital building consent system. This charge is per application and only applies where that application is payable online.

Read fee table.
DescriptionFee
Document handling charge – scanning of plans or documents into digital consent system (per application)$100

Our tip

Submit all the required information with your application to avoid further processing costs. If you have any questions about what you need to provide, contact us on 09 301 0101.

Deposit amounts you will need to pay

You must include the relevant lodgement deposit with your building or resource consent application to cover initial application processing costs.

We will refund the difference if the actual cost is less than the deposit amount.

If the actual cost exceeds the deposit amount, which happens in most cases, we will invoice you for the additional costs.

Deposit 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 cost.

Schedule of fees and charges

Pre-application meetings

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Description Fee
Building consent pre-application meeting$331
Building consent – Fire engineering brief meeting base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$347

​Hourly rates

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DescriptionFee
Technical Level 1: Planning, Urban design, Compliance, Monitoring, Investigation, Environmental health, Licensing, Building – Residential 1, other$186
Technical Level 2: Building – Residential 2, 3 and Commercial 1, Planning, Engineering, Monitoring, Subdivisions, other – All Senior, Intermediate$213
Technical Level 3: All areas – Manager, Project lead, Legal services, Team Leaders, Principals, Building - Commercial 2 and 3, Fire Engineers and Premium Service$219
Administration (all areas)$117

Notes:

  • The particular technical hourly rate level is determined by staff competency levels.
  • Position titles vary across Auckland Council.
  • 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.
  • Where the cost of the external resource involved exceed the Auckland Council rates, it will be charged at cost.
  • External resources may be engaged to address either expertise or capacity that is not available internally.
  • For guidance on the building consent definitions for residential and commercial, see Building performance website.

​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$840$372$1212
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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$744$1944
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$2000$930$2930
Project value $100,000 to $499,999$3400$1917$5317
Project value $500,000 - $999,999$5000$2556$7556
Project value $1,000,000 and over$7200$3195$10395

​Building application - National Multiple-Use Approvals (NMU)

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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$1390

Charged based on project dimensions at building consent approval stage

Project value $500,000 and over$2900

​Charged based on project dimensions at building consent approval stage

​Code Compliance Certificate (CCC)

You should know

As of 1 October 2023, CCC applications for fixed fee consents will be subject to additional charges for processing. This excludes subsidised applications.
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Description Fee
Project value $20,000 and over base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$664
Project value up to $19,999 base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$223

​Certificate of Acceptance (CoA)

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

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Description Fee
Project value up to $19,999$1340
Project value $20,000 and over$2234

​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$1300

​Issuing compliance schedule

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Description Fee
Base charge$139
Additional charge per specified system – Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$33
Amendment to compliance schedule base charge – Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$122

​Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF)

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Description Fee
Building Warrant of Fitness audit - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$213
Annual renewal – Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$255

​Independent Qualified Person (IQP) Register

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Description Fee
Registration costs for Independent Qualified Person - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$400
Registration renewal for Independent Qualified Person (3 yearly) - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$250

​Certificate for Public Use (CPU)

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Description Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)
Certificate$581
Extension of time for CPU$272

​Issuing consent report

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Description Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)
Single request (monthly or weekly report)$167
Weekly (annual subscription)$1781
Monthly (annual subscription)$854

​Producer statement author register

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Description Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)
Registration as a producer statement author$750
Renewal of registration (3 yearly)$250
Register as a high-risk producer statement author$250

​Swimming and spa pool compliance periodic inspection

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Description Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)
Swimming or spa pool inspection (each)$190

​Other building consent fees

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Description Fee
Accreditation levy – payable on all building consents to cover costs of meeting criteria under the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006

​53c per $1000 value of works

Building inspection same day cancellation fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$213
Building inspection - Residential 1$186
Building inspection - Residential 2,3 and Commercial 1$213
Building inspection - Commercial 2 and 3 (include factory audits)$219
Building research levy – required by the Building Research Levy Act 1969, applies to work valued above $20,000$1 per $1000 value of works
Vehicle crossing permit (application, processing and inspection) - Fixed fee (non-refundable and no additional charges)$505
Application for exemption from building consent requirements base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$492
Extension of time to commence/complete building work under a building consent - Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$186
Industrial cooling tower inspection base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$213
Industrial cooling tower registration fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$194
Industrial cooling tower renewal fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$124
Subsidised fixed fee (non-refundable) for injected wall insulation applications installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement.

​Fixed fee of $312

Fee for injected wall insulation applications if installed by a non-approved installer.

​Base fee of $312 plus inspection deposit fee of $186

Lapsing of building consent - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$186
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) registration, where land is subject to natural hazards, or when building is across more than one lot - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$420
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levy – required by the Building Act 2004, applies to work valued above $20,444$1.75 per $1000 value of works
Minor plumbing with a producer statement where value of work is less than $5000 - fixed fee (non-refundable)$328
Rainwater tank connected to internal plumbing system and installed above ground (plus one inspection fee payable at time of application if the work is above ground)

Base fee of $596 plus inspection deposit of $186


Rainwater tank connected to internal plumbing system and installed below ground (plus two inspections fee payable at time of application if the work is below ground)

​Base fee of $596 plus inspection deposit of $372

Issuing notice to fix - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$292
Refusing of building consent base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$186
Application to separate an issued building consent (non-refundable base fee)$1050
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 $328

Solar or heat pump water heating devices fixed fee (non-refundable) installed by a person who is not an approved installer. Includes one inspection deposit fee.

​Fixed fee of $328 plus inspection deposit fee of $186

Solid fuel heating appliance fixed fee (non-refundable) installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement$312
Solid fuel heating appliance fixed fee (non-refundable) installed by a person who is not an approved installer and includes one inspection deposit fee (cost for inspection activities)

​Fixed fee of $312 plus inspection deposit fee of $186

Solid fuel heating appliance with wetback includes a fixed fee (non-refundable) and one inspection deposit (cost for inspection activities)

​Fixed fee of $312 plus inspection deposit of $186

Receiving third party reports or any other information to place on a property file - Fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$282
Record of title fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$55

Processing fees

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Description Fee
Issuing Project Information Memorandum (PIM) - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$497
Building consent subject to waiver or modification of building code base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply)$335

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