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Apply for a building consent to install photovoltaic (solar) panels

E tono whakaaetanga ki te whakauru papa hopu ngao o te rā

Application fees for building consents

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.​​

Deposit fee based on project value

Read fee table.
Description Processing deposit Inspection deposit Total deposit
Project value up to $1999$500$288$788
Project value $2000 to $4999$840$432$1272
Project value $5000 to $19,999$1100$576$1676
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$1925$720$2645
Project value $100,000 to $499,999$2775$1440$4215
Project value over $500,000$4620$1728$6348

How to apply for a building consent to install photovoltaic panels

You only need to apply for building consent if the photovoltaic panels are your roof's cladding.

 Online

 In person

​Bring the completed application forms and supporting documents to one of our service centres, and pay by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa (a convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies).

 By post

​Send the completed application form, supporting documents and cheque payment to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

What happens next

We process the solar panel applications within 20 working days.

We will let you know the decision by email and post.