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

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.
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
Read fee table.
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

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.

We only accept online applications for a building consent to install photovoltaic (solar) panels. If you are unable to apply digitally, visit one of our service centres for assistance in making your online application.

 

​Apply online

 

If there is no way to provide digital copies of your plans or documents, visit one of our service centres. Our staff will accept your documents for an additional charge. The charge covers costs involved with us scanning your documents into our digital building consent system

Call us on 09 301 0101 to speak with our building and planning help desk if you have questions regarding your application.

What happens next

We process the solar panel applications within 20 working days.

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

 

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