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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.
|Description||Fixed 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.
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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