Fees all applicants pay

There are some fee types that always apply when making a building consent application.

Every consent application incurs:

  • a lodgement fee
  • plan check fee
  • inspection fee
  • code compliance certificate fee.

The exception is work classed as minor works, which have a different fee structure.

Lodgement fee

All applications (except minor works) $103.00

Plan check fees

Residential 1, 2 and 3 buildings plan check by project value
Under $10,000 $367.00
$10,001–$20,000 $815.50
$20,001–$100,000 $897.25
$100,001–$500,000 $979.00
$500,001–$1,000,000 $2283.75
Over $1,000,000 $3018.00
For each 500,000 or part thereof over 1,000,000 $774.75
Consent suspend fee (to review additional information) – per additional hour of officer re-assessment time $163.50
Commercial 1 and 2 buildings plan check by project value
Under $10,000 $570.75
$10,001–$20,000 $815.50
$20,001–$100,000 $897.25
$100,001–$500,000 $1468.50
$500,001–$1,000,000 $2609.75
Over $1,000,000 $3018.00
For each 500,000 or part thereof over 1,000,000 $774.75
Consent suspend fee (to review additional information) – per additional hour of officer re-assessment time $163.50
Commercial 3 buildings plan check by project value
Under $10,000 $734.00
$10,001–$20,000 $815.50
$20,001–$100,000 $897.25
$100,001–$500,000 $1468.50
$500,001–$1,000,000 $2935.75
Over $1,000,000 $3018.00
For each 500,000 or part thereof over 1,000,000 $774.75
Consent suspend fee (to review additional information) – per additional hour of officer re-assessment time $163.50

District plan check

Building consents with a project value under $20,000 $80.00*
Building consents with a project value over $20,001 $155.00** 

 * Initial charge for the first 30 minutes, then additional charges ($155 per hour) for processing time above this.
** Initial charge for the first hour, then additional charges ($155 per hour) for processing time above this.

Inspection fees

When you lodge your application, we will estimate the number of inspection hours required. For more details on how much is involved and the types of inspections required, see the information on inspection fees.

Code of Compliance fees

Code compliance certificate all applications (except minor works)
Residential 1, 2 and 3 $103.00 
Commercial 1 and 2 buildings $103.00 
Commercial 3 buildings
$129.75