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||$1325||$576||$1901|
|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.
Bring the completed application forms and supporting documents to one of our service centres, and pay by:
- MasterCard or Visa (a convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies).
Send the completed application form, supporting documents and cheque payment to:
Private Bag 92300
What happens next
We process the solar panel applications within
20 working days.
We will let you know the decision by email and post.