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Building consent fees and charges

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Schedule of fees and charges for building control from 1 July 2018

  • All fees include GST.
  • All fixed fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees listed are indicative pricing only and are subject to change.

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.

Pre-application meetings

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Description Fee
Building consent - standard pre-application meeting (two council staff)

$305 fixed fee

Building consent - complex pre-application meeting

$305 processing deposit (additional charges by the hour)

Fire engineering brief meeting$305 (limited to 1 hour, hourly rates apply thereafter)

​Building applications

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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

​Building application - National multiple use approval

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Description Processing deposit Inspection deposit
Project value $100,000 to $499,999$1309

Based on project value

Project value $500,000 and over$2726

Based on project value

​Code compliance certificate

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Description Total deposit
Project value up to $19,999$152
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$355
Project value $100,000 to $499,999$533
Project value $500,000 and over$853

​Certificate of acceptance

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Description Fixed fee Processing deposit Inspection deposit
Project value up to $19,999$265$640

Based on the number of inspections

Project value $20,000 and over$479$993Based on number of inspections

​Amended plans

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Description Total deposit
Project value up to $19,999$355
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$640
Project value $100,000 and over$1005

​Issuing compliance schedule

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Description Fixed fee
Base charge$119
Additional charge per specified system$27
Amendment to compliance schedule$107
Annual renewal$143

​Building warrant of fitness (BWOF)

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Description Fee
Advisory inspection (deposit plus additional charges where applicable)$162
Registration costs for Independent Qualified Person (base charge plus additional charges where applicable)$175
Registration for each specified system - Independent Qualified Person$132
Registration renewal for Independent Qualified Person (base charge plus additional charges where applicable)$112

​Certificate for public use

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Description Fixed fee
Certificate$509
Extension of time for CPU$239

​Issuing consent report

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Description Fixed fee
Single request (monthly or weekly report)$144
Weekly (annual subscription)$1546
Monthly (annual subscription)$742

​Producer statement author register

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Description Fixed fee
Registration as a Producer Statement Author$334
Renewal of registration$164

​Swimming and spa pool compliance periodic inspection

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Description Fixed fee
Swimming or spa pool site visit$128

​Other building control fees

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Description Fee
Accreditation levy – payable on all building consents to cover costs of meeting criteria under the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006 45c per $1000 value of works
Building inspection same day cancellation$162
Building research levy – required by the Building Research Levy Act 1969, applies to work valued above $20,000$1 per $1000 value of works
Vehicle crossing permit (application, processing and inspection)$334
Application for exemption from building consent requirements (deposit plus additional charges where applicable)$400
Extension of time to commence building work under a building consent$102
Industrial cooling tower - Registration$171
Industrial cooling tower - Renewal$109
Application for injected wall application (installed by approved installer)$201
Lapsing of building consent$102
LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) registration, where land is subject to natural hazards, or when building is across more than one lot$366
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) levy – required by the Building Act 2004, applies to work valued above $20,444 $2.01 per $1000 value of works
Issuing notice to fix$254
Refusing of building consent$102
Subsidised fee for solar or heat pump water heating devices installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement$254
Solar or heat pump water heating devices installed by a person who is not an approved installer (includes one inspection)

$254 plus inspection deposit fee of $162

Subsidised fee per solid fuel heating appliance installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement$201
Solid fuel heating appliance installed by a person who is not an approved installer (includes one inspection fee)$201 fixed application fee and $162 inspection
Street damage inspection$87
Application for a temporary structure$462
Receiving third party reports or any other information to place on a property file$196
Certificate of title$43
Wetback (includes one inspection fee)$201 fixed application fee and $162 inspection

​Hourly rates

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DescriptionFee
Administration (all areas)$108
Planner, junior engineer, subdivision, urban design, building, compliance, monitoring, investigation, environmental health, licensing, other$162
Senior, specialist, intermediate, principal, team leader (all areas)$192
Manager, project manager, legal services (all areas)$201

Note:

  1. These categories denote descriptions of work performed by council officers.

  2. Position titles vary across Auckland Council.

  3. External resource will be charged at Senior/Intermediate rate. Where the cost of the external resource involved exceed the Auckland Council rates, it will be charged at cost.

Processing deposits

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Description Total deposit
Building inspection (per inspection)$162
Project Information Memorandum (PIM) for a residential or commercial property$433
Application to separate an exisiting building consent that relates to two or more buildings on the same site$223
Building consent subject to waiver or modification of building code$117

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