Encroachment fees

The full list of encroachment fees and when they apply.

All fees include GST.

New encroachment licence fees

New encroachment application (new structure or exclusive road reserve use)


Applying for an encroachment licence

Existing encroachments – one-off fees

Amended encroachment application (change of scale to existing structures)


Administration fee (review of existing structure)


Buying or selling a property with an encroachment licence

Existing encroachments – annual fees

For some encroachments you will need to pay an annual fee. For example, there is an annual charge per square metre for parking structures, decks and balconies.

The annual encroachment fee is billed each year in advance from 1 July to 30 June.

Minimum fee


Fee per m²


Pay an encroachment fee

Pay online

Select 'Encroachments' from the list.

Pay in person

Need help?

The Encroachments team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Encroachments team
Phone: 04 801 4266
Email: encroachments@wcc.govt.nz