Building consent fees

Understand the costs involved when applying for a building consent and a code compliance certificate.

Working out of the cost of your building consent

The cost of your building consent is based on:

  • how complex your project is
  • the overall value and type of work
  • how many inspections you'll need.

Ways to keep costs down

  • Have a technical or pre-application meeting with us to help you make informed decisions about your application.
  • Make sure your application includes all the relevant information and reports so we can process it quickly and efficiently.
  • Make sure you collect documents and certificates from your tradespeople while building work is under way.

How building consent fees work

The fee you pay with your building consent application is an estimate. We reconcile the estimate against the work we've done at various points during a project.

How building consent fees work

Work out what fees might apply to your project

Use these calculators to estimate the fees for your building consent application.

Estimate your building consent fees

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The full list of building consent fees and when they apply.

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