Building Consent Fees

The Council does not require any fees from you when you submit an application for a Building Consent.

Building Consent fees are set to cover processing time, the cost of any external specialists required to examine aspects of the application, and the inspections expected to be required during the course of the project. Once you pay the invoice, the consent will be issued.

Should you decide to withdraw your building consent application at any stage, an invoice will be generated for the amount of work already undertaken on your application.

Please click here to see the current fees charged by the Council for building consents.

In addition the Council also collects the following levies on behalf of the government on all building work valued at over $20,000:

BRANZ levy

DBH levy

If you wish to discuss fees and charges for building consents, please  contact a member of the building team.