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Resource consent fees and deposits (plus Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Change)

We recover costs for processing these applications based on the specified hourly rate of the planners and specialists involved. These costs are for resource consents, Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Change.

Deposit amounts you will need to pay

You must include the relevant lodgement deposit with your resource consent, Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Change applications, to cover initial application processing costs.

If the actual cost is less than the deposit amount, we will refund the difference.

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

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 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.


Schedule of fees

Pre-application advice

  • The fees listed in the table are for resource consent, Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Changes lodgement deposits from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. All fees include GST.

  • We may charge additional processing fees, which may exceed the initial lodgement deposit.

The initial pre-application appraisal will involve one or two planning and/or development engineering staff. Other specialists will be charged as required.

Read fee table.
Resource consent pre-application meeting$505

Hourly rates

Read fee table.
Description Fee
Technical Level 1: Planning, Subdivision, Urban design, Compliance, Monitoring, Investigation, Environmental health, Licensing, Building – Residential 1, other$169.80
Technical Level 2: Building – Residential 2, 3 and all Commercial, Planning, Engineering, Monitoring, other – Senior, Intermediate, Principal, Team leader$197.40
Technical Level 3: All areas – Manager, Project lead, Legal services$206.40
Administration (all areas)$111


  1. The particular technical hourly rate level is determined by staff competency levels.

  2. Position titles vary across Auckland Council. 

  3. Where the cost of the external resource involved does not exceed the Auckland Council staff rate, external resource(s) will be charged at the senior/intermediate rate.

  4. Where the cost of the external resource involved exceed the Auckland Council rates, it will be charged at cost.

  5. External resources may be engaged to address either expertise or capacity that is not available internally.

  6. For guidance on the building consent definitions for residential and commercial, see Building performance website.

Land use resource consents

Read fee table.
Description Deposit
Residential (infringing development controls)$4000
Exemptions and approvals under the Auckland Council Signage Bylaw fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$1490
Waiver of outline plan, or minor land use$500
Tree works (excludes pruning or to undertake works within the protected root zone of notable (scheduled) trees, which does not incur a deposit or charge) fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$600

​Subdivision resource consents

Read fee table.
Description Deposit
All (with the exception of those below)$4000
Cross-lease, unit title, boundary adjustment$2000
Right of way and other non-resource consent matters relating to subdivisions e.g. cancellation of easements$1100

​Regional resource consents

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Description Deposit
Coastal structures, activities and occupation$7000
Contaminated sites, landfills, discharge contaminants to air (main discharge odour)$7000
Discharge of stormwater, domestic wastewater or other contaminants$7000
Earthworks and sediment$7000
Transfer of coastal, water or discharge permit to another site$7000
Water take, use and diversion$7000
Works in, on, under or over the bed of a lake, river, stream$7000

​Private plan change

Read fee table.
Description Deposit
Complex projects$30000
Simple projects$10000

​Notice of requirement

Read fee table.
Description Deposit
Minor alteration to an existing notice of requirement$5000
Notice of requirement - Pre-application appraisal$500
Notice of requirement - simple new notice or alteration$10000
Uplift an existing notice of requirement$1000
Notice of requirement - complex new notice or alteration$30000

​Other resource consent lodgement fees

There is a $90 document handling charge for non-digital plans and documents that our staff have to scan into our digital resource consent system.

Read fee table.
Description Deposit
Certificate for completion; certificate of compliance; existing use; outline plan; extension of time$1500
Variation or cancellation under RMA s127 or s221, review of conditions$3000
Consent transfer or consent surrender fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$229
Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity; Forestry Permitted Activity$500
Permitted Activity review - review of any proposal or query to determine if it is a permitted activity$250
s357 Objection hearing deposit$1500
Drill or alter a bore$600
Multiple / bundle applications for any combination of two or more: land use, subdivision or regional consent$9500

​Notified resource consent fees

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Description Deposit
Fully notified$20000
Hearing deposit (where complex, a higher deposit will be required)$3000
Limited notified$10000
Tree works (excludes pruning or to undertake works within the protected root zone of notable (scheduled) trees, which does not incur a deposit or charge) fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$1000


Read fee table.
All other monitoring activity: base fee applied on application approval (Compliance monitoring – a non-refundable base fee. Additional work above the base fee will be charged per hour)$170
Dairy Farm monitoring inspection deposit. Actual charges are calculated on the inspection time and hourly rate(s).$170

​Engineering approval fees

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Description Deposit
Approval of engineering works (major) and consent to drainage works - construction of private drains through adjoining premises of works on private land$2500
Approval of engineering works (minor) and common access way$600

​Consents report fees (fixed charge)

Read fee table.
Description Fee
Single request (monthly or weekly report)$150
Weekly (annual subscription)$1595
Monthly (annual subscription)$765

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